Inclusion Team

The Ayresome Inclusion Team: This is us!

Many children, at some point during their educational life, may need extra help to succeed in school. Their need may be low level and short term but depending on the nature of individual difficulty could be longer term or more specialised.

At Ayresome, the Governors and Staff are fully committed to inclusion and continue to develop innovative and effective systems of support that are underpinned by a strong inclusive ethos.

This ethos respects and values diversity; builds on strengths; celebrates success and achievement; recognises, understands and responds supportively to individual needs and limitations; continually reviews and revises practice in order to ensure the highest possible standard of provision.

Our Inclusion Team brings together a wealth of experience and specialist training to support the needs of children at Ayresome. Team members work together with all members of the school community to overcome barriers to learning thereby maximising opportunities for success.

Ms L F Biggin, our Headteacher is an experienced SENDCo with specialist expertise in supporting children with behavioural difficulties and the Strategic Lead for SEND. 

The Reverend Ray Morris is SEND and Safeguarding Governor and is passionate about the welfare of all of our children.

Miss S Blount Assistant Headteacher for Key Stage 1 and Pastoral Development; leads on Personal Social, Health and Citizenship Education across school. She is a trained Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Miss S J Hart is the Inclusion Assistant Head Teacher and leads the Year 3/4 and SENDCo team.

Miss B Llamas is Safeguarding Lead across school and is the school’s link with the Early Help Team and Children’s Services Social Care. Miss Llamas is also a SENDCo and leads the Attendance Team.

Mrs A Goring is Deputy Headteacher and takes responsibility for the care in school of children who are Looked After.

Mrs K Neil is a SENDCo with responsibility for children in our pre-school and Early Years provision.

Mrs A Barker is a SENDCo with responsibility for children in Years 1, 2 and 3.

Miss V Ogden is a SENDCo with responsibility for children in Years 4, 5 and 6.

Miss K Tidy is a specialist Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) who supports children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues across school. Miss Jaqueline Jordan, is the Level 3 Teaching Assistant for SEMH within the Inclusion Team. 

Mr S Johnson is a PSA/Attendance Officer with special responsibility for community links. He is responsible for children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Mrs A Doran a PSA/Attendance Officer with responsibility for children in Year 1, 2 and Reception and International New Arrival Support.