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Inclusion and Special Educational Needs & Disablities (SEND)

Gayhurst's Inclusion team

  • Fran is our Deputy Head for Inclusion and SENDCo
  • Lorraine K is our SENDCo
  • Toki is our Pastoral Support Manager
  • Pat is our Learning Mentor
  • Laura, Cerrise and Lauren are our Teaching and Learning Associates
  • Jon is our School Counsellor
  • Michelle is the LEAP Education Welfare Officer supporting families with attendance

At Gayhurst we want to make sure that all pupils are happy, secure and successful. Sometimes children or their families need extra help to make sure of this. The inclusion team organise and provide additional support for children, their parents and carers. We are also available to signpost families to external support and advice.

Fran and Lorraine work closely with class teachers to track your child’s progress in school and organise extra support if your child is falling behind. This support may be provided by adults in school or specialists from outside of school such as Speech and Language Therapists or Educational Psychologists. If you think your child may need additional support or if you are worried about your child’s progress please talk to the class teacher, Fran or Lorraine.

Our Inclusion team support children in and out of class who are having difficulties with emotional regulation, behaviour, learning or need emotional support. Toki and Pat deliver groups to help children in areas such as managing emotions and developing their social skills; as well as providing one to one sessions for those children who need extra support to cope with challenges at school. Toki also works with outside agencies and is able to offer support to families by signposting to relevant organisations and agencies. Our LEAP Education Welfare Officer, Michelle, also monitors children's attendance at school and liaises with the Education Attendance Services as required.

Laura, Cerrise and Lauren run academic interventions to support children who are struggling with particular areas of their learning. They also work with children who are working beyond the age expected standard to support their progress.

Jon, the LEAP School Counsellor supports identified children in 1:1 sessions to manage stress, anxiety and to foster positive relationships with others. He provides drop-in Talk Time sessions for children who self-refer and can also signpost parents & carers around how to access further support if needed.

Children’s attendance and punctuality is monitored each half term. Dana (our Office Manager) and Michelle (LEAP Education Welfare Officer) meet regularly with Fran to discuss any concerns and provide support as needed.




Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

A PDF document of Gayhurst's Special Educational Needs and Disability School Offer can be found on the Statutory Information  page  in the About Us section of this website. The  LEAP Federations SEND policy can be found on the LEAP policies page.

You can find information about how we adapt the curriculum and learning environment for children with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities at the bottom of the Teaching & Learning page of this website.