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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Meet the Pastoral Team!

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo)

Mrs Hannah Russell

Hannah is responsible for the implementation of the school's SEN strategy, policy, and school offer. She supports teachers, the leadership team, children and their families, and liaises with external agencies when required. Hannah provides advice and guidance to staff on supporting pupils with SEN and works closely with the pastoral team.

SEN Assistant 

Mrs Raphaelle Rama

Raphaelle has extensive experience supporting children with a wide range of needs. She works closely with the SENCO and external agencies to provide support for children on the SEN register. Raphaelle works directly with children, both 1:1 and in small groups, to support them in meeting identified outcomes and to ensure they make great progress with their learning.


Mental Health and Pastoral Lead

Mrs Jackie Aspden

As mental health lead, Jackie oversees the pastoral team and is also one of our assistant heads with a teaching responsibility in Year Two. Jackie works closely with the team to ensure the strategic implementation of the mental health policy. Jackie also liaises with the CAMHS MHST who provide support for children with a range of challenges.


Emotional Literacy Support - The Glade

Mr Adam Gibbs

The Glade is a nurture room that offers a safe, secure and predictable space to support the mental health and developmental needs of children. This intervention is run by Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA), Mr Adam Gibbs. For more information about The Glade please click on the separate tab on the right-hand side of this page, or contact the pastoral team directly.

Home School Link Worker

Miss Beth Coldrick

As part of her home school link role, Beth supports children, parents, and their families, building and maintaining positive relationships between home and school. Beth can support with a range of issues, including attendance, punctuality, bereavements, separation, illness, disabilities or financial struggles.