Hadlow Rural Community

Karen Richardson

Karen has been working in education for over 30 years most of which have been within the Further Education sector.

Joining West Kent College in 1990 Karen worked within the department of Students Services coordinating and providing support for young people with learning differences. In her current role as Group Head of Additional Learning Support (ALS) she is responsible for the strategic planning, leading on all aspects of SEND and additional learning support for Hadlow College and West Kent and Ashford College.

Karen grew up in the Tonbridge area and studied at Bennett Memorial School in Tunbridge Wells. Karen is passionate about inclusion and opportunities for all. Her professional qualifications and interests are in the fields of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).