Meet the new Inclusion Team at ECPS...
The Covid-19 Pandemic has meant many things to many people… to us, it has meant that we are taking a fresh look at how we support children and families in our school community. Part of this ‘fresh look’ is the development of our Inclusion Team at Earls Colne Primary School and Nursery. We will be sharing information on our ways of working as the term progresses but meantime, meet the team:
Nicola Griffiths, SENCo
Working as SENCo, alongside my colleagues on the Inclusion Team, to co-ordinate support for pupils with additional needs and their families. Working as a member of the School Leadership Team to ensure equality of access for all children as well as working with strategic partners at Essex Education Authority and in the Health sector.
Inclusion Teacher, co-ordinating the work of the Inclusion Team to work closely with families, children and staff. Supporting, planning and teaching in ways that show respect and consideration for individuality and learning preferences as well as capitalising on the rich diversity within our school community. Working to build relationships and develop emotional wellbeing throughout our school community.
The Outdoor Nurture teacher working within the Inclusion team. A primary school teacher with over 12 Years' experience (EYFS-Y6) and a Level 3 Forest school Leader. Together with the rest of Inclusion Team seeking to identify, plan and provide high quality outdoor learning activities, forest school and seeking to engage, not only the children and staff but the wider community too!
Working closely with the school SENCOs to bring a wealth of experience to the role of Learning Support in this team. Working across the school to provide key input and support for individual programmes of learning for children with additional learning needs.
Working closely with Ms Warren, our school Learning Mentor, providing additional support for children who may be struggling to engage with school, the classroom and learning, due to a variety of individual circumstances. An advocate and an ally for children identified as needing a temporary helping hand to overcome some of life’s ‘tricky bits’.