Meet the Inclusion Team

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Mr R Darling – Head of Education, Primary

Mr Darling is the Head of Education across our Primary Schools within Inspire Education Trust. He takes a strategic lead on the direction of the education and opportunities that our pupils are offered. Mr Darling is an experienced Head Teacher, and therefore can share his experience and expertise to ensure all our staff, parents and children have the best support and advice available.

Mrs A Husband – Strategic Lead for Inclusion

Mrs Husband is an experienced Head Teacher and SENCo, and her role is to lead the direction of our inclusive approach within Inspire Education Trust. Mrs Husband co-ordinates the work of each SENCo within the primaries in our trust, and through her network of National and Local SEND leaders she is able to ensure that Inspire schools are offering the very best and most up-to-date provision to our children and their families.

Mr D Sowerby – Head Teacher

Mr Sowerby leads the whole school to ensure all children reach their potential. He works directly with class teachers to review children’s attainment. Where there are concerns regarding progress, he works with staff to look at the available provision and support to ensure each child makes progress and achieves to the best of their ability.

Mrs V Prudham – MAT Trust SEND Lead

Mrs Prudham takes a lead on Inclusion within the school. It is her responsibility to work with staff to ensure the management of the provision for special educational needs, children with English as an additional language and gifted and talented children.

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Mrs M Doyle – SEND Teaching Assistant

Mrs Doyle is a TA her role involves working with children with special educational needs across the whole school. She works with children within the classroom, through small group work and on a 1 to 1 basis. Over time Mrs Doyle has worked with children with a huge variety of special needs. Her advice and support to teaching staff is invaluable.

Mrs Smith (Michelle) – Pastoral Manager

Mrs Smith leads all pastoral work in school. Through her role she is able to provide support for children, parents and staff to meet pastoral needs within the school community. Her role is invaluable in supporting children who may be experiencing emotional challenges in their home and school lives. Working together allows a team approach when learning is hindered through emotional changes.

If parents are not in agreement with SEND provision for their child they should contact the SENDCO and/or the Head Teacher at the school to discuss the support and provision in place.