Skip to main content


The Isle of Wight Education Federation welcome all students, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.

I am the Federation SENDCO, Deborah Connor and I am supported by a Deputy SENDCO, Mr Dan Tennant. We also have a SEND Manager based at The Island VI Form, Miss Jayne Rockley. 

In addition to our ability to support students in our mainstream environments, we also support two resourced provisions for students who require additional support to access mainstream – The Einstein Centre, based at Carisbrooke College and The Aspire Centre based at Medina College. 

The Einstein Centre caters for 16 students across years 7 to 11 with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), and who need additional and more specialist support.

The Aspire Centre, again caters for students across the age range, but with a focus on students with additional support needs in the area of social, emotional and mental health.

To access a place at either specialist provision, students must be in receipt of an Education Health and Care Plan and applications for both resource provisions need to be made directly through the Local Authority.

To  contact us, please see the contact list below:


Deputy SENDCO –

SEND Manager VI Form –

Deborah Connor – SENDCO

Please click the link below to read the Isle of Wight Education Federation’s SEND Information Report. Please note that the SEND Information Report is reviewed annually, the next review is due March 2024.