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SEND Staff

Roles and Responsibilities.

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


Our SENCO works closely with the SEND Governor, Jill Cavalier, to ensure appropriate support and provision for all children.


Other SEND staff work with the SENCO to deliver specific provision across the school.


Class teachers, with the support of the SENCO, liaise with parents/carers, children, outside agencies and teaching assistants to monitor progress and plan interventions or change interventions where necessary.


The SENCO has regular contact with a wide range of external agencies that are able to give more specialised advice.


Assistant Head and SENCO - Hazel Waterhouse

SEND Governor - Jill Cavalier.

Inclusion Manager - Jane Griffiths

Learning Mentors - Louise Szydlowska and Gemma Scott

ELSA trained Staff: Gemma Scott and Rebecca Cosh

Elklan trained teaching assistants - Speech and Language intervention - Amanda Edwards, Claire Gough and Kim Link.

Cool Kids trained Staff - Richard Butler, Gemma Scott, Jo Frost and Claire Jackson.

Speech and Language Therapists - Judy Land and Beth Davies.

Link Educational Psychologist - Severine Thompson

Link Clinical Psychologist - Sarah Taylor

Link Learning Support Advisory Teacher - Jessica Bussey


All staff plan for and deliver intervention sessions for children who may need additional support in the classroom.



SEND staff training and qualifications.

Our SENCO, Hazel Waterhouse, has completed and achieved the NASENDCO Award September 2013.


The staff at Short Wood Primary School have personal experience of working with children with both specific learning needs and behavioural needs. Some of our staff have attended a wide and varied variety of courses and have qualifications in the following:

Diabetes Awareness

Moving and Handling

Emotional Behaviour Course


Intro to ASD and ADHD

Restraint Course

Bereavement training

Communication Friendly Classrooms

ELKLAN - Speech and Language support

Cool kids training

Talk Maths


Asthma training

Selective Mutism

Understanding speech, language and communication difficulties


Listen with Lucy




All our staff have attended training in the following:

Child Protection and Safeguarding

Epi-pen training

Emergency First Aid


Overall School: 96.6%

Aiming High; Growing Dreams