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Meet the Supported Studies Team

Selina Avery

Selina Avery
Assistant Academy Manager, Supported Studies

I've been working at Harlow College since 2009 and now I have the privilege of leading a passionate and innovative team in Supported Studies. Working with our students who need a little more support in order to achieve their goals has been an enriching and fulfilling experience and I consider myself very lucky to have such a rewarding career. Please do come and have a chat with us and find out more about how we can help you prepare for adulthood! 

Natasha Jones

Natasha Jones, Teacher

Hi, my name is Natasha Jones and I have been working at Harlow College since 2016. Like many young people I didn't know what career path to follow when I left College. When an apprenticeship for a teaching assistant position became available I felt that this would be my chosen path. I am now a qualified teacher and learner mentor for the Links Plus group, teaching a range of projects such as Health and Wellbeing and Employment. I feel very privileged to work with such a great team where I get to support so many amazing young people who inspire me every day, watching each individual grow in confidence and move on to achieve great things.

Joanne DennisJoanne Dennis, Enterprise and Community Coach

Hello, I'm Joanne and I work in the Supported Studies department as an Employment, Enterprise and Community Coach. I manage our shop In The Making which is located in the Harvey Centre. We work in partnership with The Phoenix Resource Centre and recycle materials into new handmade items that we sell. I teach art and design lessons and support our learners in running our shop. We focus on customer service and retail skills, building on team work and communication.

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Shaunagh Buckley

Shaunagh Buckley – Teacher

Hi, I’m Shaunagh, I started my post as a Supported Studies teacher in March 2021. Prior to this position I supported learners with additional needs in mainstream education at Harlow College. Having worked in different roles across campus, I eventually started working with learners with additional needs and realised I had found my vocation. I have worked with students who have mild to severe SEN needs throughout my career and love watching students’ progress and achieve their goals.

Della Gregory

Della Gregory – Employability Coach

I have been working in the Supported Studies department since 2014, and over the last few years I have been the Employability Coach for the Supported Internships group. I have 14 years’ experience in the recruitment industry and have developed effective partnerships with local employers. I work with the team to prepare and support our learners to become work ready and enjoy watching them progress in confidence, independence and transition into employment.

RheannaRheanna – employment coach

Hi, I am Rheanna and I joined Harlow College in August 2021 as an Employment Coach for the Supported Internship. I have a range of experience in different areas of education but found a passion in SEN and helping get learners into employment. Since joining the college, I have been helped build our network and our interns’ transferable skills getting them ready for the real world of work.

Sophie Evans

Sophie Evans, Teacher

Hi, I'm Sophie and I'm one of the teachers within Supported Studies. I first started at Harlow College as an Apprentice, supporting young people with additional needs. From then, until now, I have had some different roles to get to where I am now. I absolutely love working in Supported Studies and getting to watch my learners' progress and succeed throughout their time with us. I find it very inspiring working with young people with Special Needs and love watching their journey and see their confidence grow from when they first join us.

Rebecca Jones

Rebecca Jones
Learning Coordinator – Supported Studies

Hi, I'm Rebecca Jones and I have been a teacher in Supported Studies for the past 6 years. I am now the Learning Coordinator of the area and have a strong understanding of Special Educational Needs and the pathways we provide to our young people. I teach a range of subjects including Health & Wellbeing, Problem Solving and Communication and Employability Skills. I have a lot of experience and knowledge working with young people with additional needs. I always felt this was my ideal job as my passion is prepare and support young people to reach their full potential. I enjoy the interaction with the learners, and seeing them mature and progress into successful young adults. I hope you enjoy your time with us!

Lula the Therapy Dog

Lula is our Therapy dog here at Harlow College. She started working with us in February 2020 and has completed training to follow basic commands ready for in depth training. She is a clever and affectionate young lady and loves supporting our learners on a daily basis. She also puts a smile on our faces and we love keeping our steps up and staying active when Lula is around!

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