Denise is our child protection officer and special educational needs co-ordinator. She makes sure key information about the needs of our young people is communicated to her co-workers. Her professional qualifications and background are in pre-school learning, SEN and child protection. Denise has a level 3 PTLLS qualification. For the last five years she has worked with challenging young people at secondary school level. During that time she has had training in Prince’s Trust xl club leadership and in delivering the wider key skills. She is also Team Teach trained. As an xl club leader she has been very successful in engaging and motivating young people who are switched off from conventional schooling. Among her achievements has been leading a group to the finals of the Prince’s Trust food challenge. Denise is also responsible for our healthy eating programme and the administration of our OCR qualifications.