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Student Support Teams

All staff at Colne Valley focus on supporting students to achieve their best and to thrive and develop academically and personally. Every student is different and brings their own strengths, talents and needs to their learning experience.  We treat every child individually and pride ourselves on the high quality, bespoke response we are able to offer to meet their needs.  Key teams in school are available to support students, offering individualised support, counselling, training programmes and support or advice as needed.

Students are offered help, and are encouraged to ask for help themselves, to: ensure they are able to make the most of their time in school; forge positive and enjoyable relationships with their peers; plan and organise around the timetabled week; get to class punctually with the equipment they need to learn; complete homework on time; and to prepare well for tests, assessments and examinations.                           

Service How we support students
Student Services:

Staff within student services work to provide students with a range of administrative support.  This includes letters home, lost property and school shop.

Wellbeing Centre: 

The Wellbeing Team includes our Wellbeing Centre Manager and Safeguarding Officer who works alongside our trained Counsellors and Senior Mental Health Lead to provide high quality and skilled personalised support for students.  Centre staff also support parents by promoting positive relationships and engaging their children in learning and school.

Senior Team Leader: Mrs T Pilkington 

Student Support 

The Student Support Centre provides additional support for students to catch up on missed work or to learn in a smaller space at times when that is needed.  Staff within the Centre work closely with subject teachers to enable students to integrate back into class quickly, minimising any lost learning time. 

Learning Support 

The Learning Support Team work closely with the Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO), Literacy and Numeracy leaders to provide 1-1 or small group teaching for youngsters needing personal support to aid their learning.  

SENDCO: Mr J Summers

Behaviour For Learning 

The Behaviour for Learning Team specialise in supporting students to remain in class, learning well.  They focus on promoting positive attitudes to attendance and behaviour - and offer bespoke programmes to individual students.

Senior Team Leader: Mrs H Fairbrother


The Careers Team provide information, advice and guidance to students from Year 7 onwards.  Working with Form Tutors and Achievement Coordinators, the Careers staff offer support students in thinking through their next steps for learning as they progress towards a future in college / university and the world of work.

Careers Officer: Mrs S Hardcastle


Documents and useful links to support are available within relevant sections of the website