SEND & Safeguarding


At UTC Reading we aim to:

  • Meet the individual needs of students
  • Overcome barriers to learning
  • Raise student self-esteem
  • Build student confidence
  • Develop student independence
  • Provide students with access to a broad and balanced education

At UTC Reading we aim to provide holistic SEN support, using staff to provide support in classes, without hindering the individuality and independence of the students.

The support in class is focused around the needs of the student and is based on strong relationships and good communication between staff, students and parents, which we believe is key to enabling maximum progress.

We are flexible in our support of students and look to develop them, academically, emotionally and socially. We are quick to identify the needs of students and make excellent use of external stakeholders to identify needs and implement support.

Key SEND Contacts and documents

SENDCO – Georgina Craven:

For information about our provision for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND), for example our SEND report which includes details of the Local Offer, please have a look at our local policies and procedures webpage.


At UTC Reading we strive to ensure our students feel safe and supported. We want them to know who they can talk to and how to access support both in school and from outside agencies. We seek to educate and empower young people to be aware of their rights, social responsibilities and make healthy and informed life choices.

We encourage open communication with students and their families who are able to contact staff directly when needed.

Parents or students who have a concern they would like to discuss and aren’t sure who to talk to should contact our key contacts below.

Key safeguarding Contacts

Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO):

Jennie Thomson –

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officers (DDSO):

Designated Teacher responsible for Looked After Children:

Jennie Thomson –


Key safeguarding Documents and external contacts

To find key documents, for example our Trust Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, and our local Safeguarding Procedure which includes details of local external contacts, please look at our Policies and Procedures page.

CEOP Command – formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.


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