Meet Bishop Henderson’s new Inclusion Team.
We are here to support you in helping your child get the most out of their time at school.
We can work with children, parents, families and staff to help all children in school get the most out of their education and reach their full potential.
If you have any concerns, or think that you or your child would benefit from additional support then please come and talk to us.
Head Teacher – Mrs Tonie Scott
As Head Teacher I have overall responsibility for all of the children in school.
I work with all of the school staff to ensure that the children are safe and happy and able to access their learning to reach their individual potential.
Pupil Premium Champion – Mrs Kirstin Tesoriere
As class teachers, we all have to make certain that pupils entitled to pupil premium have individual targets set and that those targets are achieved. It is my responsibility, alongside the Inclusion Team and the senior management, to track the progress that the children are making. As part of this, we review the provision for children to ensure that they are provided with opportunities to achieve their best, both academically and socially, whilst in this school.
SENDCo – Mr Dave Reynolds
Sometimes children need on-going support to access learning in class and make progress in their learning. My role is to coordinate this support and explore how we can support children to do their best. I meet with parents, children and specialists to ensure children have the support that they need to get the best possible education.
Parent and Family Support Worker (PFSA) – Mrs Shelley Allen
My role is to provide advice and guidance to the school, families, parents and children to encourage their involvement in school. I work with children, staff and families to improve learning opportunities in school and help to access help that may be available. I can support families with situations that could contribute to children being unable to make best use of time at school.
Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) – Mrs Mandy Hawkins
As the school ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) I am trained to support children in the development of their emotional literacy. Emotional literacy skills include: Understanding and coping with feelings and developing high self-esteem and positive interactions with others. I work mainly 1:1 with children out of the classroom.
Contacting The Inclusion Team
Initially, Parents/Carers should raise concerns about their child’s progress or other SEN and Disability issues with class teachers. Your child’s class teacher knows their learning needs best and how they are being met on a day to day basis.
If you still have concerns, then contact our Inclusion Team via the school office. Please title your email FAO Inclusion Team, to ensure it reaches us.