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Welcome From The Inclusion Team

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Our Inclusion team...

Welcome to the Stanford Junior School Inclusion Team.

Sinead Kiernan and Louise Hayter job share as the Inclusion Coordinators. Helen Golton and Sandra Dillon work throughout the school as Learning Mentors and Sandra Gould also works throughout the school as a key worker for a variety of children. We also have a team of teaching assistants who work both within and outside the classroom with individuals and small groups.

We work with children in school who need additional support to engage fully in school life. This includes children with special educational needs and disabilities, children with emotional needs and those with English as an additional language.

We recognise that children may have additional needs at any stage of their school lives and that this can fluctuate. Support may be needed for a short time or over their whole school experience. We aim for a fluid and flexible system. Robust assessment and clear communication are central to the identification of additional needs and in planning for appropriate provision. We recognise the central importance of partnership with you as parents and carers and aim to involve you fully in any decisions about your children.

We run regular meetings and workshops for parents and carers and constantly seek to further improve communication to ensure that it is effective.

We benefit from the advice and support of a range of external agencies and are constantly seeking to develop our knowledge and expertise in supporting children with a wide range of needs. In addition to an ongoing focus on children with specific learning difficulties, dyslexia and language difficulties, we are currently developing staff capacity in the areas of autism, attachment, emotional wellbeing and children with English as an additional language.

We are always available and happy to talk.

If you have any concerns about your children, please phone or email us through the school office.