Learning Support

The Special Educational Needs Department consists of a team of dedicated learning support staff, committed to meeting pupil’s individual needs. The department has qualified, experienced teachers who work closely with teaching assistants and mainstream staff to provide a ‘whole school approach’ to learning support.

The department has high expectations of pupils and promotes a positive ethos which builds on their strengths. Pupils are placed in classes where they will be able to fulfil their potential. A relatively small teaching group is appropriate for some pupils, which in turn provides the opportunity to maximise teacher time and expertise.

Support for a wide range of individual needs is available within class across the curriculum and by withdrawal basis, during the extended registration at the end of the day. Careful monitoring of progress, target setting, reviewing and assessment are an integral part of departmental work, which is child centred in order to promote the highest potential in each pupil. Close relationships with professional outside agencies are maintained.

We believe that the encouragement and support of parents, working in partnership with school is the best way to meet special educational needs.

Several extra-curricular activities, such as ‘The Lounge’ lunch club , drop-in study group for KS4 and Maths workshop are available to help meet specific difficulties. Pupils of all abilities are welcome to join.

The department is proud of the results its pupils achieve. We aim for our pupils to leave school as confident, competent, independent learners ready to seek success in the next stage of their learning journey.


Learning Support Staff 2021-2022


Mrs J Cottam      SENDCo


Mrs T Carter       Specialist Teacher – English


Mrs K Morley     LSA : ELSA , Autism Practitioner, Curriculum Specialism Maths


Mrs L Curran      LSA : Assistant Head of Year, Autism Practitioner, Curriculum Specialism English


Mrs A Hamilton  LSA : Y7 Transition & Homework Club. ELKAN trained to support Communication and Language with ASC learners. Area of Expertise – BTech KS4


Mr J Macasaddu  Part Time Teacher of Maths & LSA:  Areas of Expertise – EAL Support, Maths and Science  1:1 tuition


MS A Szala             LSA : Area of Expertise – EAL Support Polish, 1:1 tuition, Science KS4


Mrs F Galloway     LSA and ELSA : Area of Expertise – Y7 Transition, PACE


Mrs K Cheung        LSA : Areas of Expertise – Maths and MFL


Miss S Skinner      LSA & Library Homework Club Study Support : Area of Expertise Humanities, Y7 Transition,


Mrs J Calver           LSA : Areas of Expertise Humanities


Mrs D Grace         LSA: KS2 Literacy and Numeracy Transition specialist


Mrs A Pavey        LSA : Areas of Expertise – 1:1 tuition & Modern Foreign Languages Department Liaison


Mrs G Chumun   LSA & Autism Practitioner.


Mrs L Foster       LSA : Qualified Maths teacher


Mrs T Banks      LSA : Area of Expertise Humanities


Please see the below documents supporting our SEND provision

Hierarchy of Student Need and Provision 2021-22

Bishop Challoner Catholic Secondary School Local Offer 2021-22

Special Educational Needs Information Report 2021-2022

Special Educational Needs Information Report Appendix 1

Special Educational Needs Information Report Appendix 2

Special Educational Needs Information Report Appendix 3

Please use this link to access Hampshire County Council’s local offer https://fish.hants.gov.uk/kb5/hampshire/directory/localoffer.page

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