The Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC)

SENCO: Ms S Reed

The TLC provides support and direction for students of every kind across all three Learning Communities. It offers courses to develop basic skills and language as well as providing extension courses for the most able. Students arriving at the Academy mid-year are given additional support by the TLC to help them settle quickly and effectively. The TLC has a dedicated team of professionals and agencies led by a Senior Teacher, and it also has a Community Manager to provide an additional contact for students and parents.

The TLC suite of Learning Rooms offers an extensive alternative curriculum for students including Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, Spanish, Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL), KS3 & KS4 PSHEE, Brain Training, PE and ART.

Students are able to have intensive mentoring and support in preparation for their GSCE's.


TLC Curriculum Maps


TLC Staff Team

Ms S Reed

SENDCo - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator

Ms S Lenihan

SENDCo Assistant

Ms M Ciobanu

ASD Specialist for ASD Facility

Mrs K Miles-Streek

Alternative Curriculum / ASD

Mr S Humphrys

Alternative Curriculum / Horticulture Specialist

Ms L Sargent

Learning Support Assistant - EAL Specialist

Mrs R Rowland

Learning Support Assistant - EAL Specialist

Mrs V Larkin

Learning Support Assistant - EAL Specialist 

Ms C Duffy

TLC Lead

Mr E Carter

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs F O’Keeffe 

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs S Sullivan

Learning Support Assistant