The Lighthouse Provision

The Team:

  • Andrew Fissenden - Director of the Lighthouse

  • Linda Wynn - Learning Support Assistant

  • Abigail Noakes - 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 Stage 4, who are at 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:

  •  GCSE Mathematics 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 additional qualifications (Employability, Functional Skills, Lodestar Award)

  •  Personal, Social and Emotional development sessions

  •  Opportunities to participate in Physical Education/Sport sessions

  •  Weekly one to one mentoring sessions

  •  Careers advice and guidance

  •  Access to counselling (where appropriate)