September 2020

Career Practitioner (SEND)

Ani Bolina Careers Practitioner (SEND) from the Careers education, information and guidance team are starting to contact families of Year 14 to discuss and plans for next year, if you need advice and guidance on education, employment and training please contact her on 07548 117 038.


Nash College


There is now a virtual tour on the Nash website –  There is a click here button for the virtual tour at the bottom of the home page. The virtual tour will give families/carers an idea of the environment and what to expect when they finally can visit in person.


Henshaws College

Take a look at Henshaws latest video which gives a brief overview of what they do at their College.  If you would like further information, please join their next virtual open day on Tuesday 16 March

Henshaws Virtual Open Day

Lewisham College Open Day

Supported Learning Department at Lewisham College will be holding virtual open mornings once a month (please see dates below).

They will be held on Wednesdays at 11am and will consist of a virtual tour of the college, a presentation and time at the end for any questions.

  • Parents can attend any session, but need to register their interest beforehand.

This is the link to register for an event:


Dates for SSL open morning

14  October 2020, 18 November 2020, 16 December 2020, 20 January 2021, 10 February 2021, 17 March 2021, 21 April 2021, 19 May 2021 and 16 June 2021

Selina George | Curriculum Manager – Supported Learning | Lewisham College
Lewisham Way | London | SE4 1UT
Direct Line: 020 3757 3860 | Main Line: 020 3757 3000

woman talking to a boy with banner in background and text that says careers
Map with graphic with text Open Day

SENCO and Parent/Carer Support Team


Rachel Dunlop | Assistant Principal, KS3, DSL
Sue Batstone | Associate SENCO
Sara Johnson | Family Support Worker
and School Counsellor
Linzi Fennings | SENCO Administrator


What the SENCO and Parent/Carer Support Team does

Statements of SEND and EHCPs

  • Annual Reviews of Statement of SEND and EHCP
  • Drawing up and updating EHCP Profiles
  • Transfers from Statement of SEND to EHCP
  • Point of information around Statements and EHCPs for staff, students and parents
  • Parent/carer queries
  • Placement advice and support
  • Work in conjunction with the Local Authority(s)

Parent Support


  • Charlton Chit Chat – Informal forum for parents to meet and offer mutual support
  • Training e.g. behaviour management, sleep issues
  • Activities e.g. flower arranging, stress busting course, parental wellbeing
  • Benefit advice and support e.g. applying for benefits and appealing decisions
  • Links to external providers including Greenwich Parent Voice, and City Lit

Parent/Carer information:


Local Authority Liaison


  • Liaison around placement, EHCP plans and transition
  • Social care liaison
  • Completion and submission of referrals and/or support with this


Other roles and responsibilities

For all SENCO related enquiries, please email:

Rachel Dunlop
Assistant Principal, KS3 Leader, Head of Music, DSL

Sue Batstone
Associate SENCO

Sara Johnson
Family Support Worker/ School Counsellor

Linzi Fennings
SENCO administrator