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.

Mrs Rix, Acting Inclusion Manager

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I have taught different year groups in the school, specialising most recently in Early years and teaching one of our two Reception classes. As Acting Inclusion Manager, I will be the SEND contact for the school. I am immensely excited to be taking on this responsibility and working more closely with our very experienced and enthusiastic team of Inclusion Assistants.

Rosie Burlingham, SEND INCA

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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.

Donna Moss, Pastoral Support

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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 care worker 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.

Ann McGlashan, Class Admin Support

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This is now my 14th year successfully working at Knebworth School. I have experience helping as a teaching partner in all years and for two years worked and supported a child with a specific learning difficulty. Recently, I have taken on a new 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.

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.

Clare Bishop

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I am a qualified nursery nurse and have worked at Knebworth School for 3 years. My current role is to help and support within early years setting. In addition, I also manage the Environmental area and am an MSA at lunchtime. After school, I run a craft club. I enjoy all my roles within Knebworth School and it is extremely rewarding seeing the children grow in confidence in the classroom and on the playground.

Cara Breckenridge

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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.

Lyn Coulson

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I have worked at Knebworth School for over 3 years, in both key stages 1 and 2, supporting children individually and in groups. I am currently an INCA for Year 2, where my main focus is supporting children in Mathematics 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'.

Esther Hughes

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I have been working at Knebworth school for many years and have really enjoyed supporting teaching and learning in classes from Year 2 to Year 6. I have recently attended a DAN course at the SpLD base, which is mathematical intervention programme and I have been using this in my practice to support children who have gaps in their mathematical learning.

I love working with children and watching them develop and learn new skills. I also have a passion for art and DT and have really enjoyed doing cookery classes with small groups during lesson times.

Kay Long

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I have been working at Knebworth School for six years and have supported in Reception class, Year 1 and Year 2. 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.

Caroline Peeroozee

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I have worked at Knebworth School for nine years, for the majority of the time, supporting learning in EYFS. I am currently working in Reception full time. 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!

Julie Stokes

I have worked at Knebworth School since 2011 in KS1 and Early Years supporting both groups and individual children with their learning. I currently enjoy working in Year 3. I have recently completed an external speech and language qualification and I am using this experience in school to support individuals or groups of children who need further intervention in this area.

Joss Williams

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I have been an NNEB qualified Nursery nurse for over 20 years and worked at Knebworth nursery for the last eight years. My role is to provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for the children within our setting. With a good understanding of the early years goals, I work closely with the nursery practitioners to plan exciting activities and record all progress.