The Specialist Teaching and Learning Services (STLS) for the Canterbury District schools and pre-school settings is based at St Nicholas School.  The team include Specialist Teachers and Outreach support from St Nicholas and Orchard Schools.

The STLS provide advice and training to support settings and schools in improving outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities(SEND).  The STLS is responsive and flexible to the local needs through the opportunities for discussion and the decision making at the Local Inclusion Forum Team meetings (LIFT).

STLS Training Brochures and Leaflets

STLS Brochures and Leaflets

STLS Risk Assessment

The team are:

Gillian Newport 

Assistant Headteacher/District Lead


Alison Goodsell

Early Years (SEND) & Communication & Interaction


Sue Fisher

Early Years (SEND)


Emma Harrison

Social, Emotional & Mental Health/Deputy Lead


Sarah Beaumont

Communication & Interaction


Katy Harrington

Communication & Interaction


Judith Goodrich

Cognition & Learning


Michayla Rapley

STLS Admin 


Nickie Perring-Redford STLS Admin  











Main contact telephone number is via School office:  01227 464316





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