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Supporting Children in Kent with Special Educational Needs and Disability

STLS Sensory Service Kent

For more information please use the following contacts:

For Hearing Impairment referrals please contact:

West and North Kent – Susan Holder, HI Coordinator  Tel: 07825 013351 or email 

East and South Kent – Jo Clarke, HI Coordinator Tel: 07825 380152 or email 

For Visual Impairment referrals please contact:

Jennie Russell, VI Coordinator  Tel:  07795 151364 or email

For MSI/Deafblindness referrals please contact:

Suzanne Wilkins, Head of Sensory Service, Tel: 07825 013362, Email 

For Training enquiries please contact:

Hearing impairment - Clare Taylor, HI Coordinator Tel: 07540 677036 or email

Visual Impairment - Lisa Bell, VI Coordinator  Tel: 07917 224205 or email

MSI - Suzanne Wilkins, Head of Sensory Service, Tel: 07825 013362, Email 


STLS Sensory Service Team:

STLS Sensory Service 

Kent County Service 

Suzanne Wilkins - Head of Sensory Service 

Shabs Bhatia - Business Support Officer


North Kent Team

Sevenoaks, Dartford and Gravesham Districts

Lisa Durrant - North Kent Area Coordinator,                                                    HI Specialist Teacher

Abi Feltham - MSI Specialist Teacher in training

Susan Holder - HI Coordinator - referrals WK & NK,                                       HI Specialist Teacher

Sarah Harding - HI Specialist Teacher

Julie Bruce - HI Specialist Teacher

Andy Taylor - VI Specialist Teacher

Tom Lloyd - VI Specialist Teacher

Shelley Robinson - VI Specialist Teacher

Leigh Jeffery - EY VI Play Specialist


East Kent Team

Swale, Canterbury and Thanet Districts

Karen Martin - East Kent Area Co-ordinator,                                                     VI Specialist Teacher

Hannah Downs - MSI Specialist Teacher in training

Kay Sherry - MSI Intervenor

Sarah Revell - HI Specialist Teacher

Rebecca Cockerton - HI Specialist Teacher 

Sophie Cartwright - HI Specialist Teacher

Kate Merrett - HI Specialist Teacher in training

Heather Stickings - Business Support Officer

Janis Wigg - VI Specialist Teacher

Angela Dixon - VI Specialist Teacher in training

Faye Holdford - EY VI Play Specialist

Jodie Bishop - VI Technical Support Specialist


South Kent Team

Dover, Folkestone & Hythe and Ashford Districts

Jo Clarke -  South Kent Area Coordinator,                                                    HI Coordinator - referrals SK & WK,                                       HI Specialist Teacher Catherine Marshall - MSI Specialist Teacher

Clare Taylor - HI Coordinator - training & mentoring,                                  Education Audiologist,                                                                  HI Specialist Teacher        

Alison Newbury - HI Specialist Teacher

Clare Short - HI Specialist Teacher in training

Lucy Bradbury - HI Specialist Teacher in training

Jennie Russell - VI Co-ordinator - referrals,                                                                         VI Specialist Teacher

Lucy Steere - VI Specialist Teacher

Sam Wright - VI Specialist Teacher in training

Catrin Cheesman - EY VI Play Specialist

Carolyn Lewis - Business Support Officer


West Kent Team Maidstone, Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells Districts
Lisa Bell - West Kent Area Co-ordinator,                                                    VI Co-ordinator- training & mentoring                                  VI Specialist Teacher Claire Pearson - MSI Specialist Teacher in training

Jane Gurdon - HI Specialist Teacher

Gill Coates - HI Specialist Teacher

Vicki Trueman - HI Specialist Teacher

Karen McCormack - VI Specialist Teacher

Debbie Brady - VI Technical Support Specialist