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Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

Inclusive Education/ SEND

Our main aim is to be flexible and to meet the individual needs of all students who require additional help.

At Ivybridge we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to enable all of our students to make the best possible progress and access the opportunities available.  Our first priority is to ensure all students’ needs are met within the classroom with high quality differentiated and personalised teaching, delivered by subject specialists.

The Inclusion Department works alongside other Departments within the College to facilitate support, both long term and short term, for a wide range of individual student needs.  This support is provided in a variety of ways: within mainstream classes; specialist programmes; alternative courses; or by extraction in small groups or one-to-one.  The Department has well equipped specialist teaching rooms as well as smaller intervention rooms.

We work closely with other agencies and rely on the partnership we develop with parents whose children are on our SEND register or Monitoring register.  Working together is important for your child's success.

Arrange a consultation

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information, or would like to talk to someone about your child's individual needs.  To arrange a consultation with a member of the Department please phone: 01752 691000

(For more detailed information about the Department's work please look at our SEND Policy and SEN Information Report).

Members of the Department

Members of the Department

Rachel Scott
Head of Inclusion
Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association


Cognition and Learning Needs

Kerry Laidler

Specialist teacher, Deputy Head of Department and SENDCo.  Kerry oversees Cognition and Learning Needs.  She has responsibility for whole College literacy screening and intervention, Exam Access Arrangements and English as an Additional Language.  Kerry supports with the transition from Key Stage 3 into 4.

Kate Kenning

Literacy and Assessment Coordinator.  Kate works with Kerry, her specific responsibilities are supporting exam concession assessment, organising literacy screening for Year 7s and students new to the College.

Kim Luscombe

Literacy Support Coordinator.  Kim supports with all aspects of literacy and numeracy intervention and mentoring.


Communication and Interaction Needs

Jill Morris

Specialist teacher, Deputy Head of Department and SENDCo.  Jill oversees Communication and Interaction Needs.  She has responsibility for the transition programmes for Key Stage 2 into 3 and works closely with the Key Stage 3 team.

Lisa Setter

       Transition Coordinator.  Lisa supports with the Key Stage 2 into 3 transition, helps with the Communication and Social Skills programme and supports individual students with anxiety.


Physical and Sensory Needs   

     Jill Morris

Specialist teacher, Deputy Head of Department and SENDCo.  Jill also oversees Physical and Sensory Needs.

Debbie Roberts

Medically trained Teaching Assistant


Paula Lomas

Medically trained Teaching Assistant

Lucinda Lloyd

Medically trained Teaching Assistant

Nicky Howley

Medically trained Teaching Assistant


Social Emotional and Mental Health Needs

Paul Taylor

SEN teacher, Assistant Head of Department. Paul oversees Social, Emotional and Mental Needs.  He has responsibility for Pastoral Support Programmes and works closely with the College's Student Welfare Coordinator.

Jo Mandeville

Support Coordinator for students with Social, Emotional and Mental Needs.  Jo organises the Support programmes, self- esteem programmes and mentors students on a one-to-one basis.


Members of the Department

Carol Lindsey

Link and Transition Group Coordinator, Teaching Assistant Supervisor.  Carol oversees our Key Stage 3 transition base and our Key Stage 4 Link base.  She also oversees the timetabling and day-to-day organisation of the Teaching Assistants.

Nicola Davidson

Teaching Assistant, Assistant Link Coordinator and Assistant Teaching Assistant Supervisor.  Nicola works with Carol and also offers one-to-one support for some of our tertiary students.

Devon's Local Offer 

Devon County Council is committed to ensuring that all children and young people have a good start in life.  Some children and young people have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and these differing needs mean varied levels of support may be required at different times.

Devon Information Advice and Support Service

Provide confidential and impartial information, support and training for parents and carers who have children (age 0-25 years) with additional educational needs.

South Devon Autism Forum

- wwaters@southdartmoor.devon.sch.ukEvent flyer