Support Services

ALN Team

Who are we?

Each campus has an Additional Learning Support Co-ordinator (ALSCo) and a team of Additional Support Assistants (ASAs) who provide in-class and out-of-class support for young people with ALN. Each campus team is supported by an ALN Administrator and the ALN Assessor assesses young people for exam access arrangements.

In addition, Communications Support Workers (CSWs) provide support for young people who use British Sign Language (BSL) and the Transition and Review Officers support young people moving from school to college.

Find your campus ALN support team’s contact details below:

Elaine Jones

Elaine Jones

ALN Manager

I qualified as a primary school teacher and worked in inner-city schools in Birmingham for 10 years. When I moved back to Wales, I began working for Coleg Gwent. Since starting in 2007, I have worked as a lecturer, skills co-ordinator and learning advisor in the library before specialising in additional learning needs. I was the Additional Learning Support Co-ordinator in Newport and was appointed ALN Manager 3 years ago.

I have a Masters in Education, a Post Graduate Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties and Post Graduate Certificate in Autism.

I enjoy travelling and back-packed around the world by myself for a year. I’m scared of heights but I have done a parachute jump, bungee jump and aerial assault course. It hasn’t helped cure me of my fear of heights though.

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Glyn Price

Additional Learning Support Co-ordinator

I have happily worked for Coleg Gwent for over 25 years both as a lecturer and ALSCo.

I was a founder member of The Gwent Cave Rescue Team (still in the dark).

Email: Glyn.Price@coleggwent.ac.uk
Room: D2.06
Phone: 07485 314803

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Louise Russo

Transition and Review Officer / ALN Administrator

I have worked for Coleg Gwent for 20 years with many different job roles.

I love being abroad and turn into a 12-year-old when I go to Disney World Florida.

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Gavin Vowles

Additional Learning Support Co-ordinator

I have worked in education for around 10 years.

I love my family, music, and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (COYS).

Email: Gavin.Vowles@coleggwent.ac.uk
Room: C2.02C
Phone: 07485 329910

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Sharon Bessant

Transition and Review Officer

I have worked for Coleg Gwent for 7 years.

I enjoy creating beautiful jewellery with real flowers.

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Jordan Davies

ALN Administrator

I have worked for Coleg Gwent for a little over a year, and work in both the ALN and Exams Department.

I study a Politics & Philosophy Degree part time and have adopted a Panda in China!

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Julie Sambrook

Additional Learning Support Co-ordinator

I have worked in education for over 20 years, specifically within ALN for the last 10 years.

I love my dogs and eating cake!

Email: Julie.Sambrook@coleggwent.ac.uk
Room: K0.10
Phone: 07485 314804

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Lowenna Huggins

Transition and Review Officer

I have worked in education for over 10 years, since I trained to be a drama teacher.

I love cats and running half marathons.

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Victoria Cleeve

ALN Administrator

I worked in financial services for over 10 years, within educational administration for 6 years, and Coleg Gwent for a little over 2 years.

I have a Masters Degree in Novel Writing and enjoy writing Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Cosy Mysteries.

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Kath Clegg

Additional Learning Support Co-ordinator

I’ve been an ALSCo for 5 years and worked in the college for 8, working from ASA to ALSCo.

I have 2 Masters Degrees, 2 dogs and love lifting weights in my spare time.

Email: Kathryn.Clegg@coleggwent.ac.uk
Room: 2.19 (TLZ), C1.05 (Usk)
Phone: 07485 314807

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Cat Wall

Transition and Review Officer

I have dedicated my career working with young people and children in a variety of settings, including specialist education, residential care, safeguarding in sport and youth offending.

I enjoy going on adventures and exploring new places.

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Kerry Tremain

ALN Administrator

I have worked for Coleg Gwent for 2 years and work in the ALN department, as well as lecturing at TLZ.

I have a Photography Degree and like to spend as much time as possible out in the Brecon Beacons with my camera.

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