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Learning Support

Shona Anderson

Hello from Learning Support Coordinator

Welcome to the Learning Support Department. Our aims are to ensure that the educational needs of all our pupils are met. Pupils with SEN and/or Disabilities will have access to a full, broad and balanced curriculum and will be offered equal opportunities to achieve.

At Methodist College, we strive to provide the highest possible standard of support for pupils with special needs.

The Learning Support Department consists of a number of staff including our Learning Support Co-Ordinator, Learning Support Mentors and Adult Assistants. We care for pupils that have needs in areas including Social, Behavioural, Emotional Well-being (SBEW); Cognition and Learning (CL); Speech Language and Communication (SLCN); Physical Needs (P); Sensory Needs (SE). Each pupil is assigned a Learning Support Mentor or an Adult Assistant whose job is to make the child feel included, comfortable and happy within the school environment, and to help support them in their learning.

The Learning Support Department ensures that pupils with special educational needs are catered for through Reasonable Adjustment Plans (RAPS) or Personal Learning Plans (PLPs) which are created, monitored and evaluated by specially trained staff. This process involves close co-operation between pupils, their teachers and parents. Support is also available, when necessary, through additional Adult Assistants. 

Meet the Team

Dr S Anderson

Learning Support Co-Ordinator 

Mrs J Marrs

Deputy Learning Support Co-Ordinator

Mrs G Braband 

Learning Support Mentor

Dr F Quinn

Learning Support Mentor

Dr T Crawford

Learning Support Mentor

Mr N Maltman

Learning Support Mentor

Mrs S McKay

Learning Support Mentor

Mrs K Steenson

Learning Support Mentor

Mrs J Kelly

Learning Support Mentor

Mrs A Sowney

Learning Support Mentor and Specialist Assessor

Mrs M Corrigan

Learning Support Mentor and Specialist Assessor

Mr J Ardies

Adult Assistant 

Miss J Bertille

Adult Assistant

Ms V Bisignano

Adult Assistant

Mr T Carson

Adult Assistant

Mrs L Cesnik

Adult Assistant

Mrs E Dalton

Adult Assistant

Mrs K Lee

Adult Assistant

Mr L Kelly 

Adult Assistant

Ms C Macpherson

Adult Assistant

Miss C McGuigan

Adult Assistant 

Miss O McSorley

Adult Assistant

Mrs P Millar

Adult Assistant

Miss L Sefton

Adult Assistant

Mrs G Startin

Adult Assistant

Mrs S Varma

Adult Assistant

Mrs S Wylie

Adult Assistant

Learning Support Advice