Ms McCue (SENDCO and SLT Responsible)
The department is here to support any child that may have any barrier to learning and support pupils through their school journey. Within the SEND department, pupils with a SEND need will be assigned a ‘Key Worker’ dependent on their SEND needs. These Key workers are there as a source of contact between parent and pupil and will liaise with parents regarding their child.
Please see below our different SEND areas and the key workers for these departments.
Miss Walsh (Assistant SENDCO and ADHD/SEMH Lead)
My name is Miss Walsh. I am the Assistant SENDCO at Blessed Trinity. I work with Miss McCue and the SEND department. We make sure everything that is needed to help you learn is in place for September. I work with all pupils who have special educational needs and will always be around if you need help with anything. I look forward to meeting you all.
Ms Daulton (SPLD Lead)
My name is Miss Daulton. I am the Specific Learning Difficulties Leads. This means that if you have any learning need or are struggling with your literacy, I will help you. I also help pupils with Speech and language and with Motor skill issues, such as Dyspraxia.
Mrs Green (EAL Lead)
Hello there I am Mrs Green, we look after pupils with English as an additional language. I also teach Polish and I love helping with maths.
Mrs Cooper (Physical/Visual / Hearing Disabilities TA)
Mrs Cooper likes PE, ART and she is very good at cooking.
Mrs Tansey (Nurture Lead)
Mrs Tansey provides the following Interventions in the Nurture Room: Emotional Regulation, Internal Motivation for Change, External Motivation for Change, Anxiety Workshops, Mindfulness, Difficulties with Learning and Social Interactions, Developing Social Communication, Developing Relationships, Friendship Groups, Transition in Young Peoples Lives, Anger Management, Problem Solving, Restorative Justice, Mediation.
Mrs G Stringman (ASD TA)
Hello, I'm Miss Stringman. I'm an ASD Teaching assistant. I love working with all the pupils in school to help them achieve their goals. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.
Miss Harker (Pupil support TA)
Hi My name is Miss Harker, I am a specialist Visual impairment teaching assistant. I adapt resources into braille and tactile media to allow full access to the curriculum.
Mrs Da Costa Oliveira (Literacy TA)
Hello! My name is Mrs Da Costa Oliveira. I work in the SEN Department and help pupils with their literacy. I conduct one-to-one sessions with pupils focusing on improving their reading skills such as comprehension and fluency.
Mrs H Thornton-Armitt (Pupil support TA)
Hello there, my name is Mrs. Thornton-Armitt (Mrs TA for short) I am a teaching assistant in school, so I am here to help with whatever you may need or can help you find someone who can. I love my job; my favourite part is that no two children or two days are the same. I look forward to seeing you all next year!
Mrs H Begum (Pupil support TA)
Hi Everyone, My name is Mrs Begum; you can call me Mrs B if you like. I am a Pupil Support Teaching Assistant here at Blessed Trinity and have been working with young people across Burnley & Pendle for the past 17 years as both a Youth & Community Development Worker and a Support Teaching Assistant. Here at the College, you will find me in the Learning Support Area alongside the other support staff based there. I am always happy to help and support any pupil who needs my assistance. Being bilingual I can speak Bengali & Urdu. My hobbies include singing, dancing, fashion & food. Please come to me if you need my help.
Miss K Bretherton (Pupil support TA)
Hello, my name is Miss Bretherton and I am a Teaching Assistant here at the school. If you need any help or need a chat please feel free to approach me and I'll do my best to help! If you see me around please say hello!
Miss A Clarke (ADHD / SEMH TA)
‘Hello, my name is Miss Clarke. I am part of the ADHD and SEMH team. I might be in some of your lessons and will always be around school to support you with any of your needs.