Student Support Managers


Our Student Support Managers or SSMs work very closely with our students, parents and carers. There are three SSMs in the Secondary Phase, each of whom work with an individual Year Group. The SSMs are responsible for the daily pastoral care of our students working alongside tutors and class teachers. They mentor and monitor the students, follow up attendance issues and access additional services for young people who may require further further support. They are all committed to ensuring our students are happy at hlc, enjoy coming to school and are making good progress with their learning.

If you have any queries or issues regarding attendance, mentoring, monitoring or support, the Student Support Managers can be contacted via email or telephone.

Mrs Kerry Turner
Year 7 SSM

Mrs. Kerry Turner

Year 7 Student Support Manager

My role as a Student Support Manager is very rewarding, you form close relationships with your year group and some of their families. As a parent who works and has a child in HLC Secondary School I feel that the SSM’s have supported my daughter when she was lacking the confidence and self-esteem to progress in school. Academically my daughter has progressed above and beyond due to the support of all the staff.

kerry.turner@lct.education
01952 387018
07983 173635

Mr. Steve Tyrer
Year 8 SSM / PCSO

Mr. Steve Tyrer

Year 8 Student Support Manager / Police Community Support Officer

Steve has been a Police Community Support officer for West Mercia Police for 15 years and has undertaken various roles during the last 3 working at Hadley Learning Community.

I am currently part of the Safer Schools Programme which is a partnership initiative between Warwickshire Police, West Mercia Police and selected schools, which sees a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) based within schools to offer support to pupils and teachers and the local community.

The programme is aimed at improving school safety, preventing crime, and raising educational achievement. There is a real focus on early intervention and prevention for students at risk

My aim is to establish positive relationships between the School, police and our local community.

steve.tyrer@lct.education
07870168119

Mrs. Shelley Swinney
Year 9 SSM

Mrs. Shelley Swinney

Years 9 Student Support Manager

shelley.swinney@lct.education
01952 387230

Mr. Robert Mountford
Year 10 SSM

Mr. Robert Mountford

Year 10 Student Support Manager

As a S.S.M. I really enjoy supporting our students and their families during their journey through school, helping them to cope with the challenges that school and life can throw at us all.
It’s extremely rewarding to see our students progress and achieve their potential and I feel privileged to play a part in ensuring that they feel safe, happy and do well.
I have an extensive background in Child Protection and am part of a fabulous Student Support Team here at H.L.C. that have a vast amount of experience collectively to meet and support your child`s needs.
I look forward to meeting you !

robert.mountford@lct.education
07983173648

Mrs. Laura Bowen
Year 11 SSM

Mrs. Laura Bowen

Year 11 Student Support Manager

As an SSM you watch your year group grow and develop, you go through the highs and lows with them and their families. Each day has different challenges and rewards. I feel that sometimes we get to make a difference even if it’s only small.

laura.bowen@lct.education
01952 387022
07983 173639

Mrs. Debbie McGreal
Safe Guarding Officer

Mrs. Debbie McGreal

Safeguarding Officer

I have worked at Hadley Learning Community for the past 5 years, supporting students both academically and pastorally to achieve the best they can. My current Role as a Welfare Manager means I work a lot closer with Families and Students supporting their needs. This is very rewarding for me. I enjoy working at Hadley Learning Community as the students are all very committed and the staff very dedicated to meeting their needs. The school offers not only amazing facilities but the ability to develop all students into strong independent individuals. Through their education and enrichment activities that the school has to offer.

debbie.mcgreal@lct.education
01952 387000