SEND

We are proud to have such a diverse community, and were the first secondary school in Lincoln to be recognised by AIM4Lincs with the highest accolade possible for our inclusive culture for students on the autism spectrum and with social communication differences.

Our SEN team work hard to ensure that all students have the best possible access to an inclusive education, in a supportive, nurturing and innovative environment, with the opportunity to reach their full potential and personal aspirations.

As a department they seek to promote and develop best practice in the identification, assessment and provision of support for students with a special educational difference. They adopt a young person-centred approach, advocate when necessary, listen with empathy, and take appropriate action as needed.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding educational needs or student welfare, please do not hesitate to contact our Head of SENDco and Safeguarding, Claire Lowe at clowe@lincolnutc.co.uk, or our Assistant SENDco and Deputy of Safeguarding Kayleigh Breward at kbreward@lincolnutc.co.uk.

Safeguarding

Safeguarding practice is regarded with the highest importance at Lincoln UTC and processes are securely and stringently applied.

Our leaders work closely with staff to monitor the welfare of all our students, and when a concern is raised they are quick to take action to ensure the appropriate support is put into place effectively.

In Ofsted’s parent surveys, 7% of parents agreed that their child felt safe at Lincoln UTC. 93% strongly agreed.

During their most recent inspection, Ofsted judged that our safeguarding practises were comprehensive and effective. In their statement they said:

‘Leaders who have responsibility for safeguarding work closely with staff to monitor the welfare of the pupils. When they have a concern about a pupil’s welfare, leaders are quick to take action, working effectively with parents and local agencies to ensure that the pupil receives the support that they require.

All of the pupils that inspectors met said that they feel safe at the school. They all said that they have an adult they can go to when they have a concern. They are confident that the adult will listen to them and take effective action to support them.’

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Mrs Claire Lowe - Head of SENDco and Safeguarding

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Miss Kayleigh Breward - Assistant SENDco and Deputy of Safeguarding


As the Assistant SENDco 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.

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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.

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Mrs Helen McGovern


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.