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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 acheive 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!

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 their confidence grow from when they first join us.

Rebecca Jones

Rebecca Jones
Teacher, Towards Independence and Work

Hi, I'm Rebecca Jones and I lead on the Towards Independence and Work programme. I teach a range of subjects including Health & Wellbeing, Problem Solving and Communication and Employability Skills. I have worked in the area for 5 years, for as long as it has been running! 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. This is what I look forward to each year. I find my role extremely rewarding. I love working in Supported Studies and I hope you enjoy your time with us!

Jenna Wellbelove

Jenna Wellbelove, Teacher

My name is Jenna Wellbelove and I am a teacher in Supported Studies working within our Internship programme. I help students gain meaningful work experience leading to paid employment within our local community and the surrounding areas. I get to meet some interesting people out in industry and one of my favourite employers I get to work with is Nandos. My role can take me all over Harlow and the surrounding communities and I have spent some amazing days finding employment opportunities at Stansted Airport. I hope in the future I can help you build the starting blocks of a wonderful career.

Natasha Jones

Natasha Jones, Teacher

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 something became clear and I felt that this would be my chosen path. I'm now a qualified teacher and have my very own Learner Mentor group. I feel very privileged to work with such a great team and get to support so many amazing young people who inspire me every day.

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.

Eddie Marriott

Eddie Marriott, Teacher, Life and Skills

I started my journey as a Teaching Assistant Apprentice and immediately fell in love with the role. I have experience working with SEN learners both within and outside of mainstream. I have now progressed within the department and have become a Life and Skills Coach, which involves developing the life skills and independence of our learners. I enjoy all aspects of my job and it is immensely rewarding.

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Della Gregory, Teacher

I have been working in the Supported Studies department for 7 years, the last 3 years I have been the Employability Coach for the Supported internships group. I have 14 years’ experience in the recruitment industry and have a good knowledge of the local employers. I enjoy preparing and supporting my students ready for the workplace.

Lula the Therapy Dog

This is Lula! She is training to become a Therapy Dog here at Harlow College. Lula started ‘work’ in February and was just getting used to things when we went in to Lockdown! She has been training hard at home following basic commands ready for her more in depth training on our return to college. She is a very clever and affectionate girl and is looking forward to joining all the students again in September. Follow her on her Instagram page lula_thetherapydog