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Inclusion Team

Westfield Primary School Inclusion Team

Our Inclusion Team brings together a wealth of experience and specialism to support the needs of our children. Team members work together with the school community to overcome barriers to learning and secure opportunities for success.

Inclusion Team members are usually on the entrance gates each morning.

There are several ways in which you can contact us:

  • email on a confidential email account, support@westfield.surrey.sch.uk,  which is checked by one member of the inclusion team throughout the day. 
  • telephone 01483 764187 and ask for a member of the inclusion team.
  • drop a note into our letter box (located outside the main office entrance) addressed to the inclusion team with your name and contact information.  A member of the inclusion team will contact you.
  • Children can use the “Bubbles” email address, bubbles@westfield.surrey.sch.uk, which is checked by a member of the inclusion team throughout the day.

We all aim to be as accessible as possible to parents and carers; but as we have just under 500 pupils at our school, we have to work on a priority needs basis and always put the needs of any children first. Wherever possible please book an appointment to see our Inclusion Leader initially.

 

Westfield Primary School Inclusion Team

Ms Julia Findlay  is our Inclusion Team Leader and our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).  

  

 

Mrs Rachel Sadler is our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (available Mon am/ Tuesday (all day), Thursday (all day) and Fri am).  

 

Ms Tina Weaver is our Nurture Lead and Mental Health First Aider.  

 

 

Mrs Lianne Pearce is one of our Wellbeing Assistants & our Young Carer’s Champion.  

 

Ms Rea Toomey is one of our Wellbeing Assistants.  

 

Mrs Karyn Hing is our Headteacher.  

 

 
Mrs Francesca McPhee is our Deputy Headteacher.  

Mrs Annette Newport is our Inclusion Team Administrator.  

Our aim is to support every child to reach their full potential.

Many children may at some point, need extra help to achieve their full potential in school.  They may need low level short term support, longer term support or more specialised support. This help may be needed for many reasons, including: communication & interaction, cognition & learning, social, emotional & mental-health and sensory and/or physical needs.

Our Inclusion Team have different roles and responsibilities to ensure that we can meet children’s diverse needs as effectively as possible. Our team are also here to offer pastoral help and support to both our pupils and their parents and carers on a wide range of issues affecting education and general family life.

Our Inclusion Team provide support for all aspect of school life, including:

  • Safeguarding of children and staff
  • SEND support and support for EHCP applications.
  • Referrals to external professionals where necessary such as speech and language and educational psychologists.
  • Behaviour management,
  • Preparation for transitions e.g. transition to secondary school
  • Emotional regulation
  • Support for vulnerable families and children
  • Helping children to develop self-esteem and confidence
  • Support for children with emotional and mental health challenges
  • Provision of nurture groups
  • Internal Parent  Workshops
  • External Parent workshops
  • Signposting families to external services and support