15 Staffing

Our key staff working with students with SEND are as follows:

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

Mrs P. Etherington  (SEND Lead Newton Aycliffe Site)

Mrs L. Lumsdon       (SEND Lead Shildon Site)


SEND Consultant            

Mr C. Fowler              

Newton Aycliffe (Tuesday only). Whole school exam access arrangements assessor

Teaching Assistants

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Miss E.  Anderson


Enhanced Teaching Assistants

Mrs T. Ball                                                                                                    

Mr J. Fegan                                                                                                  

Mrs A. Leadbetter                                                                         

Mrs M. Ketch                                                                                               

Mrs R. Moss                                                                                                 


Teaching Assistants

Mrs S. Brown                                                                                               

Mr A. Hamilton                                                                                           

Mrs J. Norman                                                                                             


Transition Assistant    

Mrs Raper

Works across both sites supporting vulnerable Year 7 students.


School Counsellor

Mr P. Simpson                                                        

Mr Simpson also supports the SEMH area of need for some SEND students.

All members of teaching and support staff have regular opportunities to access continuing professional development (CPD) both inside and outside of school.