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 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 (Cognition and Learning Lead and Exam Access)
Hi, my name is Ms Daulton and I am the Specific Learning Difficulties Lead. My role includes assessing pupils educational needs, providing strategies to your teachers to allow you to access learning. Also, I assist Speech and Language pupils and provide intervention sessions to help you all. I am also the exams access officer and can ensure SEND pupils an have equal opportunity to succeed.
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 G Stringman (ASD TA)
Hello, I'm Mrs 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 A Clarke (Physical Disabilities Lead)
My name is Miss Clarke and I am Physical Disabilities Lead. I am also a Safeguarding Officer. I am here to listen to you and to support you in overcoming any barriers to your learning.
Miss Hall (SPLD Teaching Assistant)
Hi, I'm Mrs Hall, I am a Teaching Assistant. You can find me working with Miss Daulton.
My favourite subjects are English and History. I'm always here if you need my help.
Miss Cunliffe (Communication, Interaction and Sensory Lead)
Hi, I'm Miss Cunliffe and I am the lead for Autistic Spectrum Disorder at Blessed Trinity. Any support you may need, please come and see me! My favourite subjects are maths and physics, but I support in every lesson in school.
Miss Fleming (Teaching Assistant)
Hi, my name is Miss Fleming and I am a teaching assistant here at Blessed Trinity. I really enjoy English and R.E lessons however, I am here to help you with all your lessons! My hobbies include reading, cooking and listening to music! Always feel free to come and see me if you need any help.
Mrs Nazokatova (EAL Teaching Assistant)
My name is Mrs Nazokatova and I work in our EAL unit alongside Mrs Green and Mrs Oliveira. My interests are reading, cooking and yoga.
Miss Norris (Intervention Lead)
Hello, my name is Miss Norris. My role is SEN Intervention Lead. I run 1-1 and group sessions to help support you both in and out of the classroom. I carry out various sessions including Understanding Healthy Relationships, Social Development/Skills, Understanding Cognition, Learning, Interaction and Sensory Needs and many more. My favourite part of Intervention is Science Football and getting creative with my students.
Miss Gardner (Teaching Assistant)
I'm Miss Gardner and I work with Learning Support, at BTRCC where we all support pupils who have a range SEND needs. I love helping our pupils, encouraging them to find their own voice and I will always go out of my way to make sure everyone feels included and supported. School is also a fun environment with lots of different activities during lunch and after school. My favourite lunchtime activity is playing a good game of UNO with pupils and other members of Learning Support.
Mrs J. Flahavan Teaching Assistant (Visually Impaired)
Mrs L. Soltani Teaching Assistant (Visually Impaired)
Miss E. Khan Teaching Assistant
Miss G. Astin Teaching Assistant
Miss J. Fleming Teaching Assistant