Learning Support Faculty

Beacon Hill Academy aims to ensure all learners have access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. The Learning Support Dept. provides support programmes to meet the needs of a number of learners, who for a range of reasons find it difficult to access education. Some learners may have historical special educational needs which impact upon their learning; whilst it may include Learners who have a temporary need e.g. suffering a bereavement. Whereas, others may have had a prolonged absence, or be new to the school and need a period of supported induction. The faculty works with a range of outside agencies and services including Autism Outreach, Educational Psychology, Learning Support Service,  Connexions, the community police, Specialist Physical Impairment Services and Speech and Language to ensure that our learners are given the support they need to achieve their full potential. Learners on the Special Educational Needs register (SEN) or those identified as requiring additional support, can access LS for specific help: they are taught within smaller groups or individually.


Faculty Structure:

Mr S. Dhami – Acting Principal

Mr J. Stokes – Vice Principal and Line Manager for Learning Support

Mrs J. Webster – Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)

Mrs H. Coburn – Lead Teacher, ASD Base

Mrs K. Di Bernardo – Lead Teaching Assistant

Mrs E. Fenn – Lead Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Miss S. Goodwin – Special Educational Needs Admin Assistant

Mrs M. Murphy  – Personalised Learning Centre Manager

Mrs A.Baker – Personalised Learning Centre Admin Assistant