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Special Educational Needs

At Thurston Community College we have a specialist Academic Support Team, which is led by Mrs Sue Carr, Special Educational Needs Coordinator and Miss Claire Blanchford, Second in Academic Support; along with the team of Teaching Assistants they assess each child and provide personalised support within three levels:



We believe all children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they:

achieve their best
become confident individuals leading fulfilling lives
make a successful transition into adulthood

The following four documents provide information on Thurston Community College's approach to SEND:

Children and Families Act 2014: Special Needs Reforms

The Special Needs Reforms seek to join up help across education, health and care.  

If you are concerned about your child's progress or wellbeing, please contact your child's tutor. If you feel that additional educational support is needed, please speak to Miss Claire Blanchford (Years 7 and 8) or Mrs Sue Carr (Years 9, 10. 11 and Sixth Form) or 01359 234556.