Learning Support Team
Helen Woolf – Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion)
Donna Wealleans – Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral)- maternity leave from October half term 2018
Sam Coombes – Operational Inclusion Lead
Lisa Cameron– Safeguarding and Pastoral Manager
Laura Taylor- Health/Medical Needs Coordinator
Caitlin McWilliams- SEND TA
Rashmina Mullick- SEND TA
Ozma Ahmed- SEND TA
Tracey Buckley- SEND TA
Kym Harman- SEND TA
Yasmin Atif- SEND TA
Jamila Lindsey-Crosthwait- SEND TA
Lizzie Wiles- SEND TA
Teresa Regan- Link Educational Psychologist
Helen Adkins- Link Speech and Language Therapist (1 hr per week)
Diane Moat- Specialist SpLD (Specific Learning Difficulty) Teacher (1 hr per week)
Helen Allsop- Attendance Officer
Tammy Brett- Counsellor (one afternoon per week)
Jenny Dubowitz – Trainee Play Therapist (one afternoon per week)
Amanda Clifton- Pastoral Team Support
Learning Support Information
Helen Woolf is our school SENCo and has worked at Oswald Road since September 2013. She has achieved the National Award for Special Needs Education (NASENCO) with a Distinction, and graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University on 25th July 2016.
Donna Wealleans is our Assistant Headteacher for Pastoral and Safeguarding, and has worked at Oswald Road since September 2013. She is also a Safeguarding Trainer for the Manchester Safeguarding Team.
Sam Coombes joined us as the Operational Inclusion Lead in September 2015. Prior to working at Oswald Road, Sam was a HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) in a very large inner-city school in Manchester, working mainly in KS2. She has worked in both Special Schools and Pupil Referral Units and her specialisms are SEND, behaviour management and EAL (English as an Additional Language).
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For further information on Manchester’s Local Offer for Children and Young People with SEN and disabilities, click here.
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This inbox is reviewed daily by the Headteacher. A copy of the school’s Resolutions and Complaints Policy can be found here.
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TARGETED TEACHING PROGRAMME- PUPIL VOICE
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Information and Support for Parents and Carers (including national and local agencies and organisations)
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Year 6 Wellbeing Guide to SATs (for Teachers, School Leaders, Parents, Carers & Pupils)
Information and resources specific to anxiety in children:
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)
PHSE (Personal, Social and Health Education)
PRIDE Overview (drugs and alcohol scheme of work)
USEFUL WEBSITES FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SEN
General Information Websites & Resources
ADD & ADHD
Autism & Aspergers
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Inclusive Activities in the Local Area
Trafford Centre Resources
The following documents have been supplied by Jackie Tarpey from Grange School, who delivered a Parent Workshop on Social Stories in June 2016.
Trafford Centre Resources:
“A Day in the Life of…”
….Lisa Cameron- Family and Children’s Support Coordinator
I started working at the School in June 2016 and I work collaboratively with families and staff in order to support pupil wellbeing. I am responsible for working in partnership with the police, social services and other partnership agencies in order to assist families who are in need.
My days so far at Oswald Road have been challenging but also rewarding at the same time. I love being part of the school community, and the children are adorable.
Below is a typical example of a day in my diary at Oswald Road.
Monday 27th June
08.00am – Arrive at Oswald Road to start my day
09.15am – Meeting with the staff from Owl Club. Owl Club provides morning and after school care for children. On this day, I met with Sam and the team to introduce myself, and we exchanged information about children in their care.
11.00am – Early Help Assessment. An Early help Assessment is a meeting where I meet with families to help identify needs of children/families and make a plan to meet those needs. The purpose of the assessment is to provide a coordinated response so all agencies concerned can support the families in the best way possible.
1.00pm- Child in Need meeting with social services and other partnership agencies. Child in Need planning meetings have been introduced so that children, young people, families and those professionals working with families are clear about their responsibilities within the Children in Need plan, the role of the allocated social worker, timescales of the interventions and expected outcomes.
2.45pm- Circle of Friends. Circle of friends is a provision that I deliver to four pupils on a weekly basis to establish the understanding and acceptance of differences and building genuine friendships.
4.00pm- End of the day