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Claire Endersby
Assistant Headteacher / DSL

Hi, I'm Claire Endersby. I have worked with children with SEND in various roles for 18 years and I have worked at PCHS&C for the last 6. I am now the team leader for pastoral and have senior leadership oversight. I am really proud of the team we have developed and all of the support we can offer our young people and families. I am a THRIVE practitioner and have also completed recent training in Early Help. Graded Care Profiling, Emotionally socially Based School Avoidance (EBSA) and Designated Safeguarding Lead.

If you or your family require support in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Alison McConville
Family Liaison Officer / Deputy DSL

Hi I'm Alison, I have worked in mainstream and special education as well as children's social care for the last 29 years in various roles. I have been a Family Liaison Officer/Deputy DSL for the last 21 years, 15 years in a mainstream primary school and 6 years at PCHS&C.

I am passionate about supporting parents/carers and their families. I am a Thrive Practitioner with a focus on family interventions, and a Mental Health First Aider. I am trained in Drawing and Talking as well as Advanced Drawing and Talking. I have completed Early help training, Graded Care profiling, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Emotionally socially Based School Avoidance (EBSA) . 

Amy Phillips
HLTA - Behaviour & Interventions

Hi, my name is Amy Phillips and I have worked in education for the last 15 years. I have mostly worked in mainstream but have worked in special school settings as well. I am passionate about working with children to enable them to break down barriers and to achieve their best possible outcomes to learning. I have recently completed Attachment lead training which helps to establish an attachment and trauma aware approach to children in school.

Other training I have recently completed includes: Early help assessment and analysis, Family radar, Child's voice, Relationship toolkit, EBSA, TAF role and responsibility. 

Karen Butcher
HLTA - Behaviour & Interventions

Hi, my name is Karen Butcher & I have worked with young people for 30years, the last 18 in special educational settings working with a wide range of pupils with additional needs. I am a licensed Thrive Practitioner and ELSA trained (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) which consists of planning & implementing interventions around loss and bereavement, self-esteem, social skills, friendship issues, managing strong feelings, emotional regulation, and growth mindset.

I have also completed my level 2 counselling course, mental health first aid, girls on board, drawing and talking therapy, trauma informed workshop, voice of a child, life story, ACEs and Emotional based school avoidance training. I am passionate about helping to support the pupils with their social and emotional skills in order to help them not only thrive in the classroom but in the outside world too.


What is Thrive?

Thrive offers a trauma-informed, whole school or setting approach to improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.


Pendle Community High School & College
Pendle Vale Campus, Oxford Road, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 8LF
Tel: 01282 682260

Headteacher: Debra Grogan
Chair of Governors: Trevor Ashton (Address c/o above)

Receptionist: Samantha Gray (M,T,W)
Rebecca Brown (W,T,F)
E-mail: reception@pchs.lancs.sch.uk


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