Inclusion and Achievement Report 2016-2017
At Eglinton Primary and Early Years Centre we aim to inspire and promote the achievement of all learners and break down any barriers that may get in the way of their success, giving the children agency over their own learning to equip them for success in life. We aim to identify and address underachievement by establishing positive relationships with the children and their families and by making systematic use of pupil assessment data, parent information and teacher assessment to plan for individual needs.
The ‘Inclusion and Achievement Team’ at Eglinton is led by the Inclusion Leader and SENDCo, Olivia Tadrous. The team brings together the skill and expertise of school staff -Early Years Practitioners, Teaching Assistants, EAL specialists, the Community Liaison Manager, the Attendance Officer and specialist on-site staff –the Speech and Language Therapist, the Educational Psychologist and the Assistant Educational Psychologist.
The Inclusion and Achievement Team also works closely with outside agencies to support vulnerable learners and ensure that all children have their needs met. This multi-agency approach of working with children, families and staff at Eglinton are made up of the following Teams:
- School Nursing Service
- Health Visiting Service
- Community Paediatric Service
- Speech & Language Therapy Service (SALT)
- London Speech Therapy (private speech and language provider)
- Children’s Occupational Therapy Service (OT) Service
- Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TAMHS)
- Centre for Micro-Assisted Communication (CENMAC)
- Waterside Outreach Team
- Sensory Service for children with hearing and/or visual impairment
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Outreach Team
- Social Care
- Early Years Co-ordination Team
- The Early Help Team
- Education Welfare Service to support attendance
At Eglinton Primary School we aim to provide Nurture group settings in response to the specific needs of children who we believe may be experiencing anxiety, confusion or pain caused by a number of factors. The purpose of a Nurture group is to provide a safe and comfortable setting which is responsive to the particular needs of these children with the aim of enabling the child to access the curriculum and participate fully in school life. The Nurture groups also provide children with the opportunity to learn by re-experiencing pre-school nurturing from caring adults which will improve their self-esteem and develop confidence through close and trusting relationships with adults.
We currently have a Nurture Breakfast for designated children which runs from 8.00 – 8.50 daily. The Nurture staff work in partnership with class teachers and parents to ensure that these children have a smooth and calm start to their school day.
We also have links with Greenwich Parent Voice, an independent group of parents in Greenwich, all of whom have a child with special educational needs or a disability, ranging from the most profound and complex to children without a statement/EHC Plan. They are committed to giving a voice to all carers and families. More information about their work can be found here: Greenwich Parent Voice.
For more detailed information about our Local Offer, please see the link below.
Inclusion and Achievement Staff Team 2017/2018
Inclusion Leader/SENDCo – Olivia Tadrous
Community Liaison Manager – Lorraine Sapsford
Home-School Support Officer – Sharon Cohen
Educational Psychologist: John Hepburn
Assistant Psychologist: Sophie Stone
Speech & Language therapist: Linh Le
English as Additional Language Co-ordinator – Olivia Tadrous
Also working with the ‘Inclusion and Achievement Team’ are our Midday Meals Supervisors who work relentlessly to provide all of our children with a ‘high quality’ lunchtime experience, supporting any specialist dietary needs and developing vital play and social skills which contributes to the children being happy and settled at school.
If you have any comments or questions please contact Olivia Tadrous, Jacqui Bradley or Lorraine Sapsford.
To view Important Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Documents click here