The Inclusion Team

//The Inclusion Team
The Inclusion Team 2017-08-24T19:53:19+00:00

The Inclusion Team work closely together to ensure that a range of needs are met across the school. We work in partnership with parents and carers and class staff to support children in reaching their potential academically, socially and emotionally.

Aria Zavrou

Aria is the Inclusion Manager (SENCo) and the Lead Designated Child Protection Officer. She works across the school dividing her time between the two sites. She has the responsibility of the day to day management of inclusion. This includes meeting with parents and carers, liaising with and making referrals to external agencies such as speech and language therapists, educational psychologists etc. She works with class staff to set and review targets for Individual Education Plans and Pastoral Support Plans and monitors the progress of children with additional needs and with English as an additional language.

Aria can be contacted through email at azavrou@stmarysn8.co.uk

Donna Campbell

Donna is our SEN Support Teacher. She provides targeted support in phonics, reading, writing and maths for small groups or individuals. Her group sessions are fun and interactive and give children the confidence to demonstrate their newly found knowledge in a larger group. Children who work with Donna are identified through pupil progress reviews. As with any intervention, the children’s progress is monitored closely and reviewed regularly by Donna and class teachers.

Jane Travers

Jane is our EAL (English as an Additional Language) and EMA (Ethnic Minority Achievement) Teacher. She is very skilled in supporting children who are at an early stage of acquiring English. She works with children in Year 1 and Year 2 on a regular basis, extending their vocabulary and understanding of English. Her support is crucial in developing the children’s confidence in speaking to their peers and adults in school and in accessing the wider curriculum. Jane assesses children who arrive at our school throughout the year with little English. She advises staff on which strategies and resources to use to support children with English as an Additional Language.

Debbie Mallitte

Debbie is the school’s designated Medical Officer and is responsible for ensuring that Care Plans are updated regularly as well as making sure that all staff are aware of children in their class who have allergies or other medical conditions.