SEND & Safeguarding

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At UTC Heathrow we aim to:

  • Meet the individual needs of students
  • Overcome barriers to learning
  • Raise student self-esteem
  • Build student confidence
  • Develop student independence
  • Provide students with access to a broad and balanced education

At UTC Heathrow we aim to provide holistic SEN support, using staff to provide support in classes, without hindering the individuality and independence of the students.

The support in class is focused around the needs of the student and is based on strong relationships and good communication between staff, students and parents, which we believe is key to enabling maximum progress.

We are flexible in our support of students and look to develop them, academically, emotionally and socially. We are quick to identify the needs of students and make excellent use of external stakeholders to identify needs and implement support.

The SEND team currently comprises Aaron Sohi (SENCO) and Beverley Pearce (Senior Coordinator), though we are currently in the process of expanding the team through recruitment in order to expand our range of interventions and classroom support.

Key Contacts

Assistant Principal/SENCO – Aaron Sohi: Aaron.Sohi@heathrow-utc.org

SEND Coordinator – Beverley Pearce: beverley.pearce@heathrow-utc.org

For information about our provision for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND), please read the following:

UTC Heathrow Local Offer

You can also access our latest SEND Report, found on our local policies and procedures webpage.

Safeguarding

At UTC Heathrow we strive to ensure our students feel safe and supported. We want them to know who they can talk to and how to access support both in school and from outside agencies. We seek to educate and empower young people to be aware of their rights, social responsibilities and make healthy and informed life choices.

We encourage open communication with students and their families who are able to contact staff directly when needed.

Parents or students who have a concern they would like to discuss and aren’t sure who to talk to should contact our key contacts below.

Key Contacts

Lead Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO): Jas Kallah – Jasmit.kallah@heathrow-utc.org

Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO): Gemma Gardiner – Gemma.Gardiner@heathrow-utc.org

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officers (DDSO): Ian Wilkins – Ian.Wilkins@heathrow-utc.org and Wayne Edwards – Wayne.Edwards@heathrow-utc.org

Designated Teacher responsible for Looked After Children: Jas Kallah – Jasmit.Kallah@heathrow-utc.org

Key Documents

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

CEOP Command – formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.

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