Ferndale Primary School's Inclusion Team:

  • Mrs Siobain Chase - Inclusion Manager
  • Miss Lilli Viney - Inclusion worker
  • Miss Tracey Challoner - SENDCo
  • Mrs Claire Hobbs - SEN support TA

Welcome to our Inclusion Team page.

At Ferndale we want to make sure children are happy, secure and successful. Sometimes children or their families may need some extra help to achieve this. At Ferndale, there is a team of adults in school who organise and provide additional support for parents, carers and children.

Miss Challoner is our school SENDCo (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator). She works closely with your child’s teachers to track your child’s progress in school and organise extra support if your child is not achieving the expected level of progress. This support may be provided by adults in school or specialists from outside of school such as Speech and Language Therapists. If you think your child may need additional support or if you are worried about your child’s progress please talk to your child's class teacher or to Miss Challoner.

Mrs Chase is our Inclusion Manager and Mrs David our Parent Worker. They work with parents, carers and teachers to identify children who are having difficulties and may need emotional support. They run groups for children to help them cope with change and challenging situations.

Miss Challoner monitors pupil attendance and meets with our Education Welfare Officer to discuss any concerns.