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Learning Support

The learning support department at Crookhorn believes passionately that all students are equal and deserve the opportunity to learn and succeed.

Our guiding principle is one of inclusion and we are driven by the desire to break down any barriers to learning and facilitate progress across all subject areas. The Learning Support department at Crookhorn College is privileged to have an effective SENCO and Assistant SENCO alongside a large team of experienced, enthusiastic and engaging Learning Support Assistants (LSAs).

Associate Assistant Headteacher & SENCO - Mrs Vicci Geddes
Assistant SENCO – Mrs Nicola Smith
SEN Administrator – Mrs Bethan Gallaugher

At Crookhorn we believe

  • All the students in our school deserve to be treated equally.
  • All students deserve equal access to a broad, balanced curriculum which is differentiated to meet individual needs and abilities.
  • The aims of education for students with difficulties and disabilities are the same as those for all students.
  • It is the responsibility of all teachers to identify and meet the SEN of pupils. In this they can draw on the resources of the whole school.
  • Every student is entitled to have his or her particular needs recognised and addressed.
  • All students are entitled to experience success.
  • Consideration of SEN crosses all curriculum areas and all aspects of teaching and learning.
  • The views of the student and parents are important, and we take them into account when making decisions about support.

What do the students say?

"Learning Support is nice and helpful. I like the educational games. The Learning Support Assistants help me with my reading and writing."

Year 8 Student

“The nurture group is fun we wish it could last all day.” 

Year 7 student

“There is someone to turn to when I need help. They are not there to blame you but there to care for you. I think that Learning Support respects me and they are trying to help me get my GCSEs. There is always an LSA to help me with my learning and help me feel happy” 

Year 10 student


Below is a link to a document that provides information about Learning Support.

  • What support do we offer? 
  • Learning Support Staff
  • Exam support 
  • Learning together evenings 
  • Interventions 
  • Parental communication 
  • Transition 

Please find below a link to Hampshire's Local Offer Directory