SEND & Inclusion
SEND & Inclusion Team
The school’s SENCOs are Mrs. H Gough, Miss L. Monaghan & Mrs. Astell. Mrs. Gough has 26 years’ experience in the field of SEN, having worked as SENCo in a range of different schools across three different authorities. Miss Monaghan is the SENCO for Phase 3, and Mrs. Astell works with Phase 2.
Our named Governor responsible for SEN/Inclusion is Mrs. E. Barr-Jones – she can be contacted via our School Office.
Mrs. J. Molyneux & Mrs. M. Murphy work within our team to deliver pastoral support for pupils. Mrs. Leonard is our Mental Health Lead.
Mrs. L. Blanchflower is our Speech & Language Learning Support Assistant, delivering our award-winning Communication & Language Provision.
Our in-school counsellor is Claire Hanrey, who works for local counselling service Brighter Horizons 4 U. Claire is in school every Wednesday and Thursday, providing regular counselling sessions for up to 12 pupils at any one time along with additional ad-hoc support for pupils and staff as required.
How & when can you contact us?
As with any member of staff in the school, contact can be made through the school office or via your child’s class teacher.
The best times to meet with us are:-
Mrs. Gough – All day Friday. You can meet with Mrs. Gough informally through Lego Club which is currently held every Thursday from 3:30 until 4:45.
Mrs. Molyneux is available at the junior door every morning for quick messages. Otherwise, please contact her through the School Office.
Mrs. Blanchflower can be contacted via Mrs. Gough.
Mrs. Grogan can be contacted via Mrs. Molyneux.
Lego Club is the set time for parents/carers, who may have a question or concern about their child’s special educational needs, to see Mrs. Gough. We encourage parents/carers and their child/ren to play together.
- Thursdays, after school, until 4:30pm
- Junior Hall – enter via the school yard
- Nursery to Year 6
- No cost!
What do we mean by SEN?
SEN stands for ‘Special Educational Needs’. It refers to those children who require some form of special educational provision, namely different from, or additional to that normally available to children of the same age. It is part of whole-school inclusion.
There are four categories of SEN as dictated by the new SEN Code of Practice. These are:
- Communication and Interaction
- Cognition and Learning
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health
- Sensory and/or Physical Needs