The SEN team at Colmers is committed to supporting all children with additional learning needs.


We are comprised of:

Ruth Bennett – Assistant Headteacher for Academic Inclusion & SENDCO, Designated Teacher for Looked After Children

Rosie Quinney – Lead Practitioner for learners with Autistic Spectrum Condition

Angela Storrie – Lead Practitioner for learners with Specific Learning Difficulties and Speech & Language

Helen Richardson – PA to the SEND Department and responsibility for children in care

Plus 9 Intervention Leads (formally known as Teaching Assistants).


The department works as a team, led by the SENDCO. Each member of the team is responsible for meeting the identified needs of the individual students on the BASE Overview, in liaison with the subject teacher when an Intervention Lead is supporting within the classroom. The SENDCO and Intervention Leads will also consult with colleagues regarding the needs of students who are not on the SEND list but who may be a concern to Teaching Staff.

The SENDCO aims to establish close working relationships between students, staff, parents and outside agencies so that students can be helped in a fully supportive and inclusive environment.


Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up

Special Educational Needs and Accessibility Policy