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ALN Team

Who are we?

Each campus has an Additional Learning Support Co-ordinator (ALSCo) and a team of Additional Support Assistants (ASAs) who provide in-class and out-of-class support for young people with ALN. Each campus team is supported by an ALN Administrator and the ALN Assessor assesses young people for exam access arrangements.

In addition, Communications Support Workers (CSWs) provide support for young people who use British Sign Language (BSL) and the Transition and Review Officers support young people moving from school to college.

Find your campus ALN support team’s contact details below:

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Elaine Jones

ALN Manager

I qualified as a primary school teacher and worked in inner-city schools in Birmingham for 10 years. When I moved back to Wales, I began working for 香港六合彩网. Since starting in 2007, I have worked as a lecturer, skills co-ordinator and learning advisor in the library before specialising in additional learning needs. I was the Additional Learning Support Co-ordinator in Newport and was appointed ALN Manager 3 years ago.

I have a Masters in Education, a Post Graduate Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties and Post Graduate Certificate in Autism.

I enjoy travelling and back-packed around the world by myself for a year. I鈥檓 scared of heights but I have done a parachute jump, bungee jump and aerial assault course. It hasn鈥檛 helped cure me of my fear of heights though.

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Gavin Vowles

Additional Learning Support Co-ordinator

I have worked in education for around 10 years.

I love my family, music, and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (COYS).

Email: Gavin.Vowles@coleggwent.ac.uk
Room: D2.06
Phone: 07485 329910

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Louise Russo

Transition and Review Officer / ALN Administrator

I have worked for 香港六合彩网 for 20 years with many different job roles.

I love being abroad and turn into a 12-year-old when I go to Disney World Florida.

Email: Louise.Russo@coleggwent.ac.uk
Room: D2.06
Phone: 07485 329846

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Donna Westcott

ALN Administrator

Email: donna.westcott@coleggwent.ac.uk

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Sharren Bessant

Additional Learning Support Co-ordinator

I have worked for 香港六合彩网 for 7 years.

I enjoy creating beautiful jewellery with real flowers.

Email: Sharren.Bessant@coleggwent.ac.uk
Room: C201C
Phone: 01633 466133

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Jordan Davies

Transition and Review Officer

I have worked for 香港六合彩网 for a little over 2 years, and work for the ALN Team in Newport, TLZ and Usk.

I study a Politics & Philosophy Degree part time and have adopted a Panda in China!

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Elinor Morgan

ALN Administrator

I have 20 years’ experience in hospitality and public facing roles, working in both Wales and England. I have been lucky enough to travel to some fantastic countries including Singapore and Australia, as well as living for a short while in Norway.

I enjoyed playing netball while I was in school and went back to it some 20 years later and now love playing each week for my local club!

Email: Elinor.Morgan@coleggwent.ac.uk

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Michelle Williams

Additional Learning Support Co-ordinator

I have a background in learning support and have worked across multiple campuses teaching and supporting learners in further education. I have worked for 香港六合彩网 for the last 5 years, and have recently joined the ALN team.

I love music, camping, walking and being outside with my dog.

Email: Michelle.Williams@coleggwent.ac.uk
Room: K.10
Phone: 01495 333482

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Lowenna Huggins

Transition and Review Officer

I have worked in education for over 10 years, since I trained to be a drama teacher.

I love cats and running half marathons.

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Karla Ball

Communications Coach

I have a background in working with Adults with ASD, Learning difficulties and Communication needs for over 24 years.

I worked within the community and in supported living as a Social Care Worker and for the past 10 years I have worked in education for 香港六合彩网 as a ASA in the ILS department.

I have training in Speech, Language and Communication, PEC’s and some BSL.
During my free time I love to go to the Theatre, Music concerts and Toy fairs. My interests and hobbies include Arts& Crafts, Baking, logical puzzles and playing darts.

Email: Karla.Ball@coleggwent.ac.uk

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Victoria Cleave

ALN Administrator

I worked in financial services for over 10 years, within educational administration for 6 years, and 香港六合彩网 for a little over 2 years.

I have a Masters Degree in Novel Writing and enjoy writing Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Cosy Mysteries.

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Luka Brackley

Additional Learning Support Co-ordinator

I have worked in education for 8 years as an SPLD/literacy specialist, English teacher and ALSCo. I have a Postgraduate Diploma in SEN (SPLD), have previously been accredited by the British Dyslexia Association and have had an article published on supporting learners with dyslexia in the Psychology of Education review.

In my spare time, I enjoy horse riding and attending a Movie Musical Dance Fit class. I am a huge Disney fan and have won several Disney trivia quizzes.

Email: Luka.Brackley@coleggwent.ac.uk
Room: TLZ 2.20

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Jordan Davies

Transition and Review Officer

I have worked for 香港六合彩网 for a little over 2 years, and work for the ALN Team in Newport, TLZ and Usk.

I study a Politics & Philosophy Degree part time and have adopted a Panda in China!

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John Smith

ALN Administrator

I have worked in administration for the past 10 years with HMCTS, Prison and Probation. I also spent 18 months running Torfaen Museum. Prior to this I worked in retail management with several employers including Superdrug, Sainsburys and B&Q.

I enjoy playing golf, snooker and darts and enjoy most sports. A lot of my time is now taken up with my 4 grandchildren.

Email: Jonathan.Smith3@coleggwent.ac.uk
Room: TLZ 2.18

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Rhys Lewis

Autism Spectrum Disorder Coach

I have supported people with autism for over 10 years. First at University where I studied Creative and Therapeutic Arts. From there I started to work in an Autism Resource Base where I provided support and strategies to staff, families and pupils with ASD across Torfaen.

During my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. My interests include technology, current events and cooking. I especially enjoy going out for a meal to my favourite restaurant Wagamama.

Email: Rhys.Lewis@coleggwent.ac.uk
Phone: 07485 314804

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David Clegg

Assistive Technology Coach

I have worked in education for approximately 7 years both as a support worker and teacher. Previously I worked in the programming sector and used to create websites for various different companies.

I enjoy going to the theatre, music and all types of sport. I am an Arsenal fan and once played semi-professional football for Dagenham and Redbridge as a goalkeeper.

Email: David.Clegg@coleggwent.ac.uk

Amanda Taylor

Amanda Taylor

Individual Development Plan Co-Ordinator

I have worked in education as a support worker for over 30 years, with career breaks to have my 2 children. In my earlier career days, I worked in primary schools, then 10 years ago started supporting in post 16 education, quickly realising that this was my strength.

I worked as a 1:1 support worker with learners diagnosed with ASD for 8 years and very recently joined 香港六合彩网 as a support assistant and now I am proud to say I am part of the Additional Learning Needs team.

My hobbies and interests are my 2 grandchildren and walking my 2 sprocker dogs on the mountains near where I live. I also enjoy listening to music, going to the theatre, reading and going on holidays abroad.

Email: Amanda.Taylor@coleggwent.ac.uk

Carly Williams

Carly Williams

Individual Development Plan Co-Ordinator

I have been working for 香港六合彩网 for 11 years. I began as a support worker in mainstream and now I teach in ILS and as the IDP Coordinator for ILS. I have a PG Cert in Autism and working towards my MA in Autism.

I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I love animals and I currently have 2 cats and 2 rabbits. In my spare time I love painting, drawing and yoga.

Email: Carly.Williams@coleggwent.ac.uk