Learning Support

Mrs R Bridges


Mr C Gillam

Deputy SENco

Special Educational Needs and Disability

Every student at Cantell is given the opportunity to achieve their potential. The SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability) team is available to support any students who may have additional needs or need extra help to succeed. We provide support for students with a variety of learning, physical and emotional needs. Please see our SEND Information Report for further information.

If you would like to speak to someone about your child, please contact our SENCo, Rachel Bridges by e-mailing: Rachel.Bridges@cantell.co.uk or contacting the school office.

Provision for SEND

At Cantell, we provide a range of support for students with special educational needs or disability.


For those students who have complex needs, a smaller teaching group exists in years 7-9 to support with literacy and numeracy skills and develop social and emotional skills. There is with designated TA support for English, Maths, Science and Humanities.

Support plans

Every student with a special educational need or disability has a support plan which details their difficulties and includes strategies for teaching staff to implement in their lessons.

Support Hub

The Support Hub is a base for many students with SEND, and students can access this during lessons for extra support as required. It is also open at break and lunch and after school until 4pm for help with homework.

In-class support

For students with Education, Health and Care plans, we provide LSA support as required. Some other students with SEND may have LSA support in lessons.


Students may receive a number of interventions to support with learning and emotional needs. This may include support with literacy; numeracy; revision skills; early English language skills; social and emotional skills.

Learn more about SEN interventions – what they are and how they assist our students with additional needs:


  • 1:1 or small group lessons to support students to develop their maths skills


  • 1:1 or small group lessons to support students to develop their reading, spelling or handwriting skills


  • 1:1 or small group lessons to support students who may have difficulties with speech, language or communication


  • 1:1 or small group support for students with dyslexic tendencies, including support with spelling, organisation, memory and revision


  • 1:1 or small group support for students who need help with their emotional needs

Study Support

  • Extra support for KS4 students to succeed with their GCSE subjects and exams

For information on what Southampton City Council have to offer, please click the following link: