Staffing and any Specialist Qualifications/Expertise
Mrs Lisa Lakey is our Headteacher and has achieved The National Award for SEND Coordination.
Mrs Gemma Pallister is our SENDCO and is undertaking The National Award for SEND Coordination.
Miss Mason, our Positive Futures Worker, works with a range of agencies and families and offers coaching sessions to children.
Mrs Roche and Miss Mason are the Autism Lead professionals in school.
Miss Fahey manages any medical needs and writes care plans that run alongside SEND plans.
Miss Fahey, Miss Pounder and Mrs Roche are qualified in de-escalation techniques including Team Teach.
Staff have experience in supporting children with the four areas of need using resources such as those outlined below:
Communication and interaction (SLCN, ASC)
Talkabout For Children tool by Alex Kelly
Creating Circles of Friends
ASD provision – tailored to individual need.
Speech Therapy provided by working alongside Speech and Language professionals
Cognition and learning (MLD, PMLD, SLD, SpLD)
Subject specific assessment
Education Psychology Assessments – which may include memory, understanding, reasoning, logic, and general skills assessment.
Social, Emotional and Health Difficulties
Talkabout For Children - Alex Kelly
Starving The Anxiety Gremlin – Kate Collins-Donnelly
The Incredible Five Point Scale - Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis
The Friendship Formula – Alison Schroeder
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain – JoAnn Deak
Self-esteem games for children
Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties
Movement Programme baseline assessment
Handwriting and copying skills baseline assessment
SEND Specialist Expertise
SENCO and SEND Staff
Our SENCO is Mrs Lisa Lakey.
It is the SENCO’s job to:
More details of the SENCO’s role can be found in the SEND Policy which you can find in the school polices section of our website.
Other Specialist Staff
Our support team have extensive experience in:
In addition, our support team have had training in the following areas:
The school enjoys good working relationships with a wide range of people who provide services to children with SEND and their families.The external specialists may:
How we secure specialist expertise
Our Additional Needs Budget is used to support children and young people with SEN. In 2019/20 this amount is £53,847.96. In addition, we receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes for children with complex special educational needs.
This is used to support children and young people with SEND by: