Inclusion Staff

Mrs E Stock
Assistant Headteacher - Inclusion
Mrs A Pryor
Assistant SENCO
Mrs A Mahon
PA to Mrs Stock


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

The Inclusion Department has a clear vision of the importance of assisting students who have been identified with a Special Education Need or Disability (SEND). We are committed to providing an inclusive education, supporting all students to access the curriculum and participate fully in in the life of the school.

We are a dedicated team who will always offer you a warm and professional welcome.

A Special Place To Be

Avon Valley is a 'special place to be'. We show this in our inclusive atmosphere and activities - valuing all students regardless of their ability, culture etc.

We value all students and try to ensure they feel included in all aspects of their education and, wherever possible, into all aspects of the life of the school. We will never give up on a student.

We have a large Inclusion department, support a significant number of students who have some additional need.

Our activities focus on:

  • Dyslexic testing and dyslexic support, with a TA mentor
  • Literacy and numeracy testing and assessment
  • NIP – Numeracy Intervention Programme
  • Access arrangements for students who might need support in exams
  • Small group work – to enable weaker ability students to progress with highly differentiated work
  • Additional literacy support – both 1:1, in lessons and as additional supported learning
  • SULP – social group work to develop greater interaction
  • ASD support – with a TA mentor
  • EAL support – with a TA mentor and external professional as well as a dedicated room to enable new students to have some quality English support before accessing the mainstream curriculum. We also have a language TA, specialising in Polish
  • School Mentor/Counsellor
  • Breakfast Club – supporting literacy
  • Handwriting Club
  • Personalised timetables and curriculum
  • CAF and Professionals meetings
  • ECOS – Education of Children Out of School – if there is a physical/medical need that prevents them attending
  • LAC – Looked After Children with a dedicated support member of staff who carries out academic mentoring with the students
  • Achievement Centre work – a dedicated room for literacy and numeracy – enabling the students to have highly differentiated work to develop their needs.

We also use different software to develop student literacy skills – Successmaker and Lexia.

External agencies we work with

  • Educational Psychologist
  • Behaviour Specialist through Early Intervention Service
  • Learning Specialist through Early Intervention Service
  • Transition support through Early Intervention Service
  • IDS – Autism support
  • IDS – support around hearing/speech and language
  • EAL supported learning
  • CAMHS support through dedicated support worker
  • School Nurse
  • Children's Services
  • Guy's Gift – Bereavement Counselling Service

If you do wish to find out more about our Inclusion Department – please contact Mrs Stock, Assistant Headteacher - Inclusion

SEN Needs

  • ASD/Aspergers - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Dyslexic
  • EASL - English as second language
  • GLD - General Learning Difficulties
  • PD - Physical Difficulties
  • BESD - Behavioural, emotional and social disorder
  • SLCN - Speech, language, communication need
  • SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulties
  • HI - Hearing Impairment
  • MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulties
  • Literacy & Numeracy