Aerial photograph from a plane of the Brook Street campus

Karen Richardson

Staff Governor

Karen first began her career at West Kent College in 1990 working within the department of Students Services. In her current role Karen is Group Head of Additional Learning Support (ALS). She’s responsible for the strategic planning, organisation and deployment of learning support across the Hadlow Group; West Kent and Ashford College and Hadlow. The Service provides a range of specialist support to students who have a learning difficulty, disability or barrier to learning studying across all curriculum areas from Foundation through to Higher Education.

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