Learning Support Centre
Learning Support Centre
“Working hard to ensure everyone feels valued and fulfils their potential.”
- SENDCo - Mrs J Harbidge
- Student & Family Welfare - Mrs P Myers & Mrs R Wilson
- Emotional Literacy Support Assistance
- Gypsy Roma Travellers GRT
- LSC Dept Leaflet
- SEND Information Report July 2021
- Service Students
- Willink School Local Offer July 2021
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Role of the Learning Support Centre
The Willink Learning Support Centre aims to provide all groups of students with structured and coordinated support to overcome barriers to learning caused by personal, social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. We firmly believe that education provides students with the foundation for a successful life and recognise that this must be tailored to individual needs and circumstances.
All students at The Willink School are provided with a rich set of learning experiences and opportunities which begin in the classroom, extend to the wider school, and the local community beyond that. However, we recognise that some students will find accessing these opportunities challenging.
Support is provided to students and families via different approaches and covers a range of issues:Curriculum
|Special Educational Needs||Literacy||Emotional Literacy||Behaviour Management||Pastoral|
|Liaison with external agencies||Financial hardship||Relationships||Attendance|
Parents and carers have a vital role in ensuring that the individual needs of their children are being met; their rights and responsibilities are respected; and they have an active role in decisions made about approaches taken to meet these needs.
Our ultimate goal is that all students are integrated in lessons with their peers in order to fulfil their potential. We will provide individual support and coaching; group support; targeted support in lessons; pre and post-school support as appropriate to enable and empower students to become confident individuals and effective contributors to our society.
The Willink School is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all members of the school community and actively promotes the social inclusion agenda. No student should be disadvantaged by their class, gender, race, religion or any disability. Every child is an individual and every child does matter.
The Learning Support Centre is located in the S Block and can be accessed by all students.
Video Introducing the Learning Support Centre
The video below is made predominately at Year 6 students transitioning into year 7. It provides new students with a chance to learn more about our Learning Support Centre. In this video students will see how easy it is to find the LSC once on the school campus, learn what facilities are available within the LSC, as well as meet some of the key staff who work there.
Learning Support Centre Staff
|Learning Support Centre Staff|
|Head of Student and Family Welfare and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead||Ms P Myers|
|Student & Family Welfare and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead||Mrs R Wilson|
|Deputy Head and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead||Ms N Browning|
|SENDCo||Mrs J Harbidge|
|Assistant SENDCo||Ms J Whitmore|
|Attendance and Family Liaison||Ms L Bassford|
|Alternative Curriculum (Yr 10 & 11)||Ms S Herd|
|Inclusion Mentor||Ms S Clark|
|Inclusion Mentor||Ms Y Nash|
|Inclusion Mentor||Ms S Pithers|
Mr C Ward
Mrs R Wise
|Behaviour Support Assistant||Ms S Tazeem|
|Year 7 & 8 Pastoral Assistant||Ms C Fullbrook|
|Year 9, 10 & 11 Pastoral Assistant||Ms R Johnson|
|Special Educational Needs and Disabilities|
|Mrs R Cookson||Learning Support Assistant|
|Mrs E Jeffcoats||Learning Support Assistant in English|
|Mrs L Linardi||Learning Support Assistant in M.F.L|
|Mrs J Stephens||Learning Support Assistant|
|Ms J Gibson||Learning Support Assistant in Maths|
|Mrs J Ashworth||Learning Support Assistant|
|Mr C Hall||Learning Support Assistant|
|Mr M Childs||Learning Support Assistant|
|Miss B Polz||Learning Support Assistant|
|Mr E Luke||Learning Support Assistant|
|Ms J Saint||Learning Support Assistant|
|Ms M Souster||Learning Support Assistant|
Please contact the school for further information.
- School Telephone: +44 (0)118 983 2030
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the School SENDco.
Last Updated March 2023