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The Lighthouse Provision

The Team:

  • Andrew Fissenden - Director of the Lighthouse

  • Abigail Noakes - Teaching Assistant

  • Marie Fitzgerald - Teaching Assistant

  • Penny Basson - Student Support


To contact any member of the team please telephone: 01732 353544 Ext. 288.

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Aims & Objectives

  • To work with vulnerable students predominantly in Key Stages 3 and 4, who are unable to fully access mainstream education. 

  • To help students build resilience to return to mainstream education in the short and medium term.

  • To provide a high-quality alternative provision in which students are empowered to make choices, which will ensure that they are achieving in a fun, safe and stimulating environment. 

  • To generate confidence and pride whilst promoting a supportive, team-focused ethos in which students are highly motivated to achieve the very best results possible.


The Curriculum

In order to accelerate learning and improve standards, interventions will be in place as part of a bespoke curriculum that meets the specific, individual needs of every student here at The Lighthouse.

These interventions will include:

  • These interventions will include:

  • Literacy and Numeracy taught within The Lighthouse 

  • Supported learning opportunities in selected subjects within the  mainstream curriculum

  • Independent learning opportunities in selected subjects with the mainstream curriculum

  • Small group work with a specified Tutor/LSA/TA for core subjects (English, Maths and Science)

  • Opportunities to gain qualifications and certificates (GCSEs, Employability, Functional Skills, Personal Development Programmes)

  • Personal, Social and Emotional development sessions

  • Weekly one-to-one mentoring sessions

  • Careers advice and guidance

  • Access to counselling (where appropriate)

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