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Ms L Goldson - Assistant Principal-SEND and Transition

Mrs L Goldson – Assistant Principal: SEND and Transition

I have always had a passion for words and languages. I studied BA (Hons) Mandarin Chinese at university in London, with a year abroad at the University of Nanjing in China. I then worked in the non-profit sector for many years in different charity roles before finding the right opportunity to retrain as a teacher. In 2005, I completed my PGCE at the University of Greenwich and for the next 7 years taught a wide range of subjects, including English, Maths, ICT and horticulture.  I gained a Level 7 qualification to conduct testing for access arrangements in 2014 and the postgraduate National Award of Special Educational Needs Co-ordination in 2015. I have been the SENCo at St Simon Stock Catholic School since 2016 and have never had the same day twice; such is the diversity and individuality of our students.  Over the last few years I have been involved in the Maidstone Transition pilot to improve transition from Primary to Secondary schools in Maidstone and I am now responsible for transition for all pupils joining in year 7 as well as continuing as the Assistant Principal for SEND.

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.


Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.