Special Educational Needs

At Christ the King College, all students, whatever their needs and abilities, are valued and encouraged to develop confidence in themselves as 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 the excellent provision of inclusive support and intervention provided by our experienced and well-trained team.

Overseen by the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo), Mrs Michele Linnell, and the Inclusion Manager, Mrs Val Gard, the inclusion team is supported by a team of Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) and Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) 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.

Key Staff

Miss Jane Shyvers

Assistant Principal with responsibility for Strategic Leadership of SEND provision


Mrs Michele Linnell

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)


Mrs Val Gard

Inclusion Manager


Mrs J Furmidge

Administration Support Assistant


Our SEN Information Report and Local SEND Offer highlights how the College sets out to achieve positive outcomes for our students with additional needs and we hope it provides you with all the information you are looking for in regards to the provision available to support your child with their education and overall well-being.

Click here to download our SEN Information Report

Click here to download our Local SEND Offer

Click here to download our SEN Policy

“The Isle of Wight Council is committed to giving all children and young people high quality education that enables them to make progress and achieve well. For children and young people aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs or a disability, additional or specialist support may be needed to enable this. To support the process of identifying the range of provision and advice that is available, the Isle of Wight Local Authority have published a local offer. For more information about the Local Offer please use the following link: http://www.iwight.com/localoffer

© Christ the King College, 2018