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

IW Local Offer
The Isle of Wight council is committed to ensuring that all children and young people aged 0 to 25 have the best start in life.

All families need extra help from time to time.  For children and young people who have special educational need and disabilities (SEND), their differing needs mean varied levels of support are required at different times.  Children and young people with the most complex and their parents and carers may need access to ongoing support and advice.  We aim to provide a range of support so that children and young people with SEND can be educated and enjoy social opportunities alongside their peers, in the local community.

The Local Offer tells you what you can expect to be for children and young people who have SEND on the Isle of Wight across education, health and social services.  There is a lot of help available and we aim to enable you to get the right support and advice when you need it most.

It is important to remember and acknowledge from the beginning that it is not just the professionals and specialist service that can help you and your family.  For many people, it is the help of their family and friends, and the support of their community, that is most useful.
Within the Local Offer website there are services that everyone can use, such as Family Centres, schools, leisure centres and your doctor’s surgery.  There are also a range of services that can provide very specialist support at times when it is most needed e.g. drug and alcohol services, mental health etc.

It is a combination of informal and formal support that can provide your family with the help you need most and your child with the best opportunity to realise their potential.

To visit our Local offer please go to www.iwight.com/localoffer 

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