SEN & Vulnerable Students

SEN & Vulnerable Students


A student is seen to have SEN if they require support that goes beyond what is typically required by students to access the curriculum. Most students will have their needs met through Quality First Teaching. Teachers at the College are expected to use differentiated resources to challenge and meet the needs of students. All staff (as demonstrated in the Teacher Portfolio) have an excellent understanding of the needs of all of their students. Challenging targets are set throughout the year and students, through resources and teaching, will have their needs met and be suitably challenged.

Some students do require extra support. These students are identified in their High Schools and as a result of the transition process; information is collated and passed to College teachers as well as being shared with parents. Transition IEPs are produced. The support for students is reviewed throughout the year as the College uses a graduated SEN approach of ASSESS, PLAN, DO, and REVIEW. As outlined in the 2014 Code of Practice, parents can expect to be informed about their child’s progress three times a year through Data Snapshots, SEN reviews and Parent Days.

The Learning Development Department at Beauchamp Community College

The Learning Development Department (LDD) at Beauchamp College consists of a SENCO, two HLTAs and approximately 12 learning support assistants. There is also a Hearing Impaired Unit attached to the College.



Ms Katherine Pearson

Qualifications: CPT3A gained in 2018, MSc in Educational Leadership, BA (Hons), QTS gained 2003, teaching since 2003.

Experience: Taught at Beauchamp College since 2003, and SENCO since 2008.

Assistant Principal: LDD Line Manager

Mr James McKenna

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Psychology, PGCE Psychology (gained in 2000), MSc in Educational Leadership, NPQH

Experience: Former SENCo and experienced leader of SEN provision across Leicester and Northamptonshire


In addition to the school offer outlined, parents can also visit the LCC website for the Local Offer. Please click here.


Useful Documents
Exam Access Arrangement Policy
SEND Policy
SEND Information Report




LDD Contact

Katherine Pearson
SEN Coordinator