As a department we seek to promote and develop best practice in the identification, assessment and provision of support for students with a special educational difference. We aim to ensure that all our students have the best possible access to inclusive education, in a supportive, nurturing and innovative environment, with the opportunity to reach their full potential and personal aspirations.

Our aim is to engage all students with educational needs, embrace the diversity they offer and to encourage both students and staff to have high expectations of all students, supported by flexible, outstanding teaching and provision.

We adopt a young person-centred approach, advocate for them when necessary, listen with empathy, whilst taking appropriate action as needed. If you have any questions or concerns regarding educational needs or student welfare, please do not hesitate to contact us at enquiries@lincolnutc.co.uk or on 01522 775990.

Mrs Vicky Weaver

SENCO & Designated Safeguarding Lead

SEND

Miss Kayleigh Breward

As the Assistant SENCO at the UTC, I believe that additional needs and disability should not stop a child from achieving their full potential and I am extremely passionate about ensuring all pupil’s have the opportunity to succeed.

My working background has always involved me working very closely with children with Autism and Learning Disabilities and within the UTC I am the Autism link member of staff, leading the Autism Inclusion Mark 4 Lincs project. I am primarily based within the Mathematics departments as a subject specific TA and also run the Reading Plus intervention.

SEND

Helen Sprakes

I have 2 years of experience working with young children with various abilities ageing from 4-18 years, and have thoroughly enjoyed gaining valuable knowledge within these age groups.

I am the Teaching Assistant in Science, Young Carers link staff member and also Key Support to a number of students. I encourage these students to develop their communication and social skills which will give them the support they need for future success.
I am excited to have joined a successful and supportive SEN team. In my role here at UTC I will use my enthusiasm and passion to encourage children to be the best they can be and to give them the confidence they need to reach their goals and flourish.

SEND

Eamonn Hogan

I am currently assigned to work within the Engineering Department, helping to maintain their extremely high academic and practical standards by ensuring every child in our care is able to achieve their own personal achievement goals. Using all of our expertise, every pupil has the opportunity to succeed regardless of what hurdle may be placed in front of them and we ensure we allow the pupil the freedom to express themselves in a caring and supportive manner

I work closely with individual pupils, their parents and carers to ensure that their experiences of attending Lincoln UTC becomes a life enhancing and motivating experience for all

SEND

Felicity Rodziewicz

I am currently providing one to one support in respect of physical disabilities and am general teaching assistant across a range of subjects.
I enjoy working as part of the SEN team at Lincoln UTC as we are all dedicated to and enthusiastic about understanding our students varying needs and providing a safe place for them to feel comfortable, helping them to build self-confidence and independence.

We aim to ensure that every student has the opportunity to succeed and overcome any physical or emotional barriers the may be experiencing during their time at the UTC, preparing them for their future further education and or career.

SEND

Miss Sophie Donaghey

I have worked with young people and adults of all abilities for five years, but I especially love working with the pupils at UTC because they are career driven - I love helping them to feel proud of what they have achieved. I am passionate about my job, and I hope that my enthusiasm always comes across.

I am normally based within the English department as a subject specific TA, and it’s great being able to get involved in a wide range of activities, with the opportunity to support each student.

Additionally, I run a group called ‘Mindcraft’, where I provide a safe space for students to develop their social skills and self-esteem whilst becoming more independent and confident in communicating. I think that it is important for our pupils to have a place they feel comfortable, and we have already seen a number of them benefitting from the group.

Useful Links

NAS website National Autism Society

PDA Website Pathological Demand Avoidance Society

NSPCC website NSPCC Website

Kooth.com Kooth Online Counselling Service

Young Carers Carers uk Carers Trust