SEND & Safeguarding
- 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.
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 SEND Contacts and documents
Assistant Principal/SENCO – Aaron Sohi: Aaron.Sohi@heathrow-utc.org
SEND Coordinator – Beverley Pearce: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about our provision for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND), for example our Local Offer and SEND report, please have a look at our local policies and procedures webpage.
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 safeguarding Contacts
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL):
Jas Kallah – Jasmit.email@example.com
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL):
Gemma Gardiner – Gemma.Gardiner@heathrow-utc.org
Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSO):
Ian Wilkins – Ian.Wilkins@heathrow-utc.org,
Aaron Singh Sohi – Aaron.Sohi@heathrow-utc.org and;
Sarah Carey – Sarah.Carey@heathrow-utc.org
Designated Teacher responsible for Looked After Children:
Jas Kallah – Jasmit.Kallah@heathrow-utc.org
Key safeguarding Documents
To find key documents, for example our Trust Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, please look at our Policies and Procedures page.
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.