Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo)
Shadsworth Junior School Special Educational Needs
Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is called Susan Parkinson, Mrs Parkinson has worked at Shadsworth Junior School, for over 20 years previously as a Class Teacher and now as the school's SEN Co-Ordinator.
Mrs Parkinson can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or via the school office on 01254 698016.
Shadsworth Junior School has achieved the Inclusion Quality Mark Flag Ship status in recognition of how we provide for the needs of our pupils. Our aim is to work with parents and outside agencies if relevant to provide a learning environment where all pupils achieve the best that they can.
We liaise with a number of different outside agencies to provide support and strategies for our SEND pupils. We work closely with teachers and we aim to identify pupils with SEND as early as possible so that interventions can be put in place. If it is felt to be appropriate as part of our graduated response through SEND meetings, we will seek parent's permission to make a referral to one of the outside agencies to come into school and work with us.
We have speech and language support from a company called Speech Bubble. We work closely with a speech therapist call Aimie Wormald. She is in school on Mondays and provides 30 minute sessions for pupils throughout school. Aimie also works with teachers to help them to support work with these pupils when they are in the classroom.
We employ an educational psychologist called Debbie Shannon. She works alongside our local authority Educational Psychologist to provide invaluable support for both pupils and teachers. She is in school two days each half term.
The authority also has an advisory service called SEND Support Service (SENDSS) and for some of our pupils they will need to have involvement from them. Their service provides support for pupils on the autistic spectrum, sensory and physical difficulties, and speech and language difficulties. Often these advisory teachers work closely with the paediatricians who are also heavily involved with a number of our pupils.
We also have a Play Therapist who works in school one day a week.