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The SEND Support Team

Karen Richardson – SENCo

Karen has been a Special Educational Needs Coordinator since 1999, she is also a Specialist Leader of Education for SEN for the KYRA Teaching School Alliance.

Liz Gray – Family Support Worker

Liz supports pupils with their emotional wellbeing. She also supports families to meet their children’s needs.

Dean Smith – Inclusion Mentor

Dean supports pupils to manage their feelings and how they relate to others. Dean will also help parents to support positive behaviour at home.

Alison Moore – Lunchtime Lounge

Alison leads lunchtime lounge. This is provided for pupils who have difficulty with the large lunch hall. There are a range of games and activities for pupils to play with if they wish to stay after their lunch.


As part of our team we also have teaching assistants assigned to year groups who support interventions for SEND pupils. All our teaching assistants receive regular training, including safeguarding, curriculum updates, Team Teach and First Aid.


Teaching Assistants

Foundation Stage

Foundation Stage 1 Julie Brown
Foundation Stage 2 Emma Edey
Foundation Stage 3 Sam Fields
Foundation Stage 4 Michelle Haslam
Foundation Stage 5 Rebecca Ridell
Foundation Stage 6 Leeanne Holman
Foundation Stage 7 Alex Green
Foundation Stage 8 Katie Savage

Years 1 and 2

Years 1 and 2 1 Allison Moore
Years 1 and 2 2 Sylwia Ludwinska
Years 1 and 2 3 Sharon Smith
Years 1 and 2 4 Kate Kent

Years 3 and 4

Years 3 and 4 1 Linda Goble
Years 3 and 4 2 Jo Harris
Years 3 and 4 3 Matthew Ingamells
Years 3 and 4 4 Beth Johnson

Years 5 and 6

Years 5 and 6 1 Elspeth Dytham
Years 5 and 6 2 Helen Grayson
Years 5 and 6 3 Jessica Riddel


Other 1 Nicki Kirk
Other 2 Dean Smith
Other 3 James Barker