SEN Staff

Our SENCO is responsible for the operation of the Special Needs Policy and co-ordination of specific provision made to support individual children with additional needs.

Other SEN staff support the SENCO to deliver specific provision across the school.

SEN staff liase with parents, children, class teachers and teaching assistants to monitor pupils progress and plan interventions or change interventions where necessary.

SEN staff have regular contact with a wide range of external agencies that are able to give more specialised advice.
  • Nicky Brown Dep Head and SENCO
  • Jemma Vanderwoning Assistant SENCO
  • Angie Atkinson – Full time - Pastoral Manager
  • Michele Kenny Full Time SEN Teaching Assistant – Dyslexia / Phonics
  • Julie Culbert – Full time SEN Teaching assistant – Speech and language
  • Nicky Johnson - Full time SEN Teaching assistant - Maths / Cool Kids and KS2 interventions.
  • Julie Evans – Speech and Language Teaching assistant – Nursery
  • Sam Trevor – Part time SEN teaching assistant – Cool Kids ( Occupational therapy physical programme)

All staff plan for and run intervention sessions for children who may need some additional support in the classroom. All TA’s undertake interventions with children throughout the week

SEN staff run training sessions for staff – regularly as a whole group and individually when requested.
The staff at Grange Park Primary School have personal experience of working with lots of different children with specific learning or behavioural needs. Many of our staff have attended a wide and varied variety of courses and have qualifications in the following :
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Epi-pen training• 
  • Epilepsy
  • Moving and Handling
  • Emotional Behaviour course
  • Dyslexia
  • Intro to ASD and ADHD
  • Nurture group training
  • Behaviour - Paul Dix training
  • Restraint course
  • Bereavement training
  • Friends training
  • Meares-Irlen
  • Communication friendly classrooms
  • ELKLAN - Speech and language
  • Makaton training
  • Sensory Inclusion hearing course• 
  • Cool kids training
  • First Aid
  • Circle of friends
  • Stammering training