Specialist support

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Jenny Smith – Specialist School Nurse, part of the NHS Disabled Children’s Team.

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Jane Mullens – an independent Speech and Language Therapist, who is employed by the school through the Pupil Premium Grant.

Wendy Fidler

Wendy Fidler – Job Coach, provides a supported in-house work experience programme which enables our 14-19 students to experience a variety of jobs. The Job Coach seeks out, coordinates and supports students on external work experience placements with local employers and businesses. Students are offered a personalised Supported Travel Training Programme at an appropriate level for their future independence.

Jane Palfreyman

Jane Palfreyman
Literacy & Numeracy Support, provides additional individual and small groups support for Reading and Numeracy. This position is funded by the Pupil Premium, LAC (Looked After Children) and Yr 7 Catch Up funding. Pre-readers are taught “letters and sounds” in a fun way, using lots of different methods including computer and Ipad programmes. Following an accelerated reading scheme, pupil’s progress through sets of books. Focusing on learning new reading skills and strategies, punctuation and comprehension. Numeracy is tailored to suit the needs of individual pupils and topics include social skills using money and time.

H Roberts

Helen Roberts – Family Liaison Worker, our Family Liaison provides a vital point of contact within school for parents and carers, also providing a point of contact for other agencies that are involved in our pupil’s lives. The role includes support and attendance at multi-disciplinary meetings, Child in Need reviews, TAF’s and Child Protection conferences.

If parents/carers have any concerns, issues, worries or feedback they wish to raise or discuss they know they can contact the Family Liaison Worker and she will do her best to support them.

June Redhead – Educational Habilitation Officer at Cheshire West and Chester. Supports pupils with a visual impairment.