Meet the Inclusion Team

The Inclusion team is committed to ensuring all children, regardless of their differences, have access to first quality teaching and become independent and successful learners. We are passionate about developing confidence, self-belief and a growth mind-set in all our children.

The team works closely with all staff to ensure that any barriers to learning are identified and appropriate support is offered. Working closely with our children and parents helps us to develop a real understanding of the unique child and their individual needs.

Our Class based INCAs do an amazing job and are focused on ensuring all our children are included in first quality teaching. Collectively they have years of experience and are committed to providing the best support and ensuring maximum progress for all our children.

Mrs Rix

Mrs Rix

I have been at Knebworth School for over a decade and I have gained valuable experience across the key stages as a classroom teacher. I have always wanted to work in a role that would enable me to support children with additional needs and their families. Being part of such an incredible inclusion team is allowing me to do just that and I really do love what I do. As an Inclusion Manager, I work closely with all staff, including the rest of the Senior Leadership Team, to ensure that our school has an inclusive ethos in which all children participate and make excellent progress. My main passion is supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our children, staff and families. I am constantly researching ways we can further improve everyone's wellbeing so that we can continue to be a school that everyone enjoys and is proud of.

Mrs Rajiah

As an experienced teacher and qualified SENCo, my role is to oversee Knebworth School’s Special Educational Needs provision. I have worked with children from Nursery to Year 6 across a variety of educational settings. I am passionate about problem solving and helping children to access their learning in creative ways, ensuring they make excellent progress.  I work with staff to implement strategies, helping children to improve in areas such as: fine and gross motor development, speech and language, spelling, planning, organisation and focus and attention. I thoroughly enjoy finding ways to remove barriers to learning, ensuring that every child makes progress towards building more positive self esteem.

Mrs Barber

I have recently joined Knebworth School as a One to One Inclusion Assistant in Year 2.  I have worked with children of all ages for many years in a sport setting and have also previously supported children with Special Educational Needs at another primary school.  I am really enjoying my role at Knebworth, the staff are so welcoming and the children make me smile every day.  I especially love seeing all of the little "wins" the children have in their learning, which lead to pride and more confidence in their learning and ability.

Mrs Birt

I currently work as an Inclusion Assistant in Year Two, which I find hugely rewarding and exciting as every day is different to the next.  I am also an MSA and enjoy getting to know the children in other year groups at lunchtimes.  I am working towards a Level 3 diploma in supporting teaching and learning in schools and I feel proud and privileged to be part of such a happy, caring and welcoming team at Knebworth.

Mrs Bishop

I am a qualified nursery nurse and have worked at Knebworth School for many years. My current role is to help and support children within our nursery provision. I also have a passion for gardening and outdoor learning with the children. I enjoy working at Knebworth School as it is extremely rewarding seeing the children grow in confidence in the classroom and beyond.

Miss Breckenridge

Miss Breckenridge

My role in the school is sports coach, teaching outdoor games lessons to all year groups. I have various qualifications in a range of sporting activities and also use my expertise to support children who struggle with fine and gross motor skills through a programme called Fizzy Training. I really enjoy supporting children with their physical development and watching them grow in self-belief and confidence.

Mrs Burlingham

I am a very experienced member of the staff who has worked successfully throughout the key stages supporting children both individually and in small groups. I use a range of targeted interventions which are proven to deliver a positive impact on progress and skills. Many of these interventions are developed and supported by the Specific Learning Difficulties Base (SpLD) who also provide a link teacher with whom I work very closely.  I lead speech and language development in the school, having completed a recognised external speech and language qualification. In addition, the NHS speech and language therapist provides programmes and advice for me to implement and share in school.

Mrs Coulson

I have worked at Knebworth School for many years, in both key stages 1 and 2, supporting children individually and in groups. I am currently an INCA for Year 3, where my main focus is supporting children across the curriculum however I also assist individual children with speech and language development on programmes and advice obtained from the speech and language therapist. In addition, I support children with reading and spelling using a focused SpLD intervention called ‘Word Wizards'.

Miss Day

I first started working at Knebworth Primary and Nursery School 20 years ago when I was training to become a Nursery Nurse.  I stayed on at the school to become the Nursery Nurse when the Nursery was first built.  In this time I further qualified with a HNC to be able to manage Nursery settings.  I stayed at Knebworth for 6 years before starting a family and for the last 13 years have been at home raising my three children.  In this time I have also cared for and provided learning support for a dear friend with Down Syndrome.  Knebworth School has always had my heart and it’s lovely to be back as an INCA working with a great team.

Miss Gaston

I am a Level 3 Practitioner who has extensive experience of working with EYFS children.  I currently work in Nursery and I love seeing the children develop through play and fun activities.  Apparently, I like unicorns and cupcakes!

Mrs Hounslow

I started at Knebworth School in January 2022 and I am currently supporting Year 5 children with their educational needs.  I enjoy helping the children with their spelling, grammar and reading skills, as well as assisting the teachers by using interventions to get pupils ready for their SATs assessments.  Being an Inclusion Assistant is a new career path for me, having worked for over 17 years in the hospitality marketing sector.  I am thoroughly enjoying the challenge and all the lovely children and staff in the school have been so welcoming and supportive.  The children brighten up my day in many ways with their enthusiasm and I am incredibly proud to be part of their development.

Mrs Jenner

I currently work in the Nursery supporting the Nursery children with their learning.  At lunchtimes, I oversee the children eating their lunch, help develop their social skills and support the children with playing with one another in a range of different indoor and outdoor activities.  Every day is different, the children always bring a smile to my face and I absolutely love working with the Nursery team and the children.

Mrs King

I have worked at Knebworth School for some years now and my favourite parts of my role are seeing the children's smiley faces every day, watching their confidence grow with their learning and seeing how proud they feel of themselves.  In turn, this gives me a huge sense of pride and achievement.  I also enjoy helping each child develop their social and emotional skills, this is hugely rewarding and being able to be part of a child's school journey is a privilege for me.

Mrs Knappett

I have worked at Knebworth School for over 2o years as an Inclusion Assistant in Reception, Year 1 and 2.  I am currently working in Year 2 where I support children in the classroom, work with small groups and work one to one helping children with all aspects of their learning.  It has been so lovely over the years seeing children develop their learning skills and become confident and proud of their achievements.

Miss Long

I have been working at Knebworth School for many years and currently work as an EYFS Practitioner in Reception. I have also supported some children with 1:1 support to help them become more independent learners. I have completed my NVQ level 2 and 3 diploma whilst I’ve been here. I love working at Knebworth School. No day is ever the same! I love seeing the children learn, grow and be happy at school.

Mrs Maguire

I have worked at Knebworth School for over a year now as a Midday Supervisor and my new role is an Inclusion Assistant, which involves supporting children with their learning in the classroom.  I really enjoy working with such a great team and seeing all the children happy and smiley when they are learning.  I also attended Knebworth School as a child and I loved it then as much as I do now!

Mrs McCormack

I have worked at Knebworth School for a number of years now.  I am based in Reception working alongside The Early Years Team and I job share with Mrs Peeroozee.  I love working in Early Years and seeing the children develop new skills and move forward with their learning.

Mrs McGlashan

I have experience helping as a inclusion assistant in all year groups and for two years worked and supported a child with a specific learning difficulty.  I have taken on a role in the reprographics area, supporting our team with the daily resources they need. Displays around the school are also part of my new role, ensuring pupil’s voices are displayed and their ideas on different topics are shown. I also work as a mid-day supervisor at lunchtimes and it is lovely engaging with the children at playtimes. I continue to support individual and groups of children when the need arises.

Mrs Moss

I have worked in Knebworth School for many years. I have experience as a classroom TA and a specialist TA working alongside many children. I am now the full time pastoral lead and am passionate about ensuring the social and emotional wellbeing of children in our school. I work with individual children and groups to nurture life skills such as self-esteem, independence, confidence and sustainable relationships.  The programmes I deliver include Protective Behaviours for all ages which is designed to keep children safe and build self-esteem. In year 4, children follow the ‘Bright Stars’ programme which helps to promote self-esteem and awareness and management of feelings.

Mrs Peeroozee

I have worked at Knebworth School for many years, for the majority of the time, supporting learning in EYFS. I am currently working in Reception as an EYFS Practitioner. I have an NVQ level 2 and 3 in Early Years and particularly enjoy working with this age group. I love seeing them grow into confident little people. Every day in Reception is different!

Miss Smith

I currently work as an Inclusion Assistant across the school supporting children in Nursery, Year 1 and 3.  I support children within class, small groups and one to one in various areas of their learning such as maths, writing, reading as well as social and emotional skills.  I have a Level 3 diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools and I gained a lot of experience while volunteering at Knebworth School.  I am now extremely happy to be a part of The Knebworth Staff Team, I find it incredibly rewarding and I love seeing the children learn, develop and grow in confidence.

Mrs Smith

I have worked at Knebworth School for just over a year. I currently work with Year 4 supporting children both individually and in groups with both their educational and wellbeing. I help children in both spellings and maths and use precision teaching to enhance their skills and become more independent learners. I am also involved in daily class lessons supporting teaching within the whole class which is great as I get to see and know each child in the year group.  I love my role in school, the children amaze me every day and I enjoy helping build a supportive, safe learning environment for them all.

Mrs Stevens

I have been working at Knebworth School for just over a year.  I started as a 1:1 Inclusion Assistant supporting a child in Reception and I am now working as a Class based Inclusion Assistant in Year 1.  I really enjoy watching the children grow and learn.  I also have a Level 2 and 3 diploma in childcare.

Mrs Taylor

I currently work in Year 5 supporting children both individually and in groups.  I have had several roles at Knebworth School which included working in Year 1 and in the school office.  I have a Level 3 diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and I believe the best part of my job is watching the children enjoy their journey through a fantastic school.  It is a pleasure to see them flourish and to see them leave happy and confident ready for their next educational journey.