Learning Support



At Christ the King College, all students, whatever their needs and abilities, are valued and encouraged to develop confidence in themselves as independent learners and to have high aspirations for themselves. Our aim is to meet the needs of all of our young people and we pride ourselves on our provision of inclusive support and intervention delivered by our experienced and well-trained team.

Overseen by the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo), Mrs Louise Clark, and the SEN Team Leader/Manager, Mrs Val Gard, the Learning Support Department is supported by a team of Senior Learning Support Assistants and Learning Support Assistants who work alongside teachers and other professionals to ensure that our students are able to access the curriculum and are supported effectively to overcome barriers to learning and progress.

Changes in SEND

The Children and Families Act (2014) required the publication of a SEN Information Report by educational providers.

What is the SEN Information Report?

All schools are required to publish a SEN Information Report on their school website. This sets out detailed information about implementation of the government’s policy for pupils with SEN. It includes arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils/students with SEN.

What is the Local Offer?

Every Local Authority is required to publish information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities aged 0-25 years. This is known as the ‘Local Offer’.

You can view the Isle of Wight ‘Local Offer’ by clicking the link below:

Isle of Wight “Local Offer”

How can I find out more about SEND Information at Christ the King College?