The Inclusion Team

The Inclusion Team

At Hearsall Community Academy

Mr R Darling Head of Education – Primary

Mr Darling is the Head of Education (Primary) of ‘The Inspire Education Trust’.  He takes a strategic lead on the direction of the schools on an individual and group basis. Through his tenacious approach he is able to share knowledge and expertise throughout the schools network and ensure parents, children and teachers have the best support and advice available.

Mrs C Jones Headteacher
Mrs Jones leads the whole school to ensure all children reach their potential. She works directly with class teachers to review children’s attainment. Where there are concerns regarding progress, she works with Mrs Chambers to look at the available provision and support to ensure each child makes progress and achieves to the best of their ability.

Mrs Prudham – Inclusion Leader
Mrs Prudham takes a lead on Inclusion within the school. 
It is her responsibility to work with staff to ensure the management of the provision for special educational needs, children with English as an additional language and gifted and talented children

Mrs B Pleasance
SEND Teaching Assistant/ English as an Additional Language Support
Mrs Pleasance is a TA. Her role involves working with children with special educational needs across the whole school. She works with children within the classroom, through small group work and on a 1 to t basis. Over time Mrs Pleasance has worked with children with a huge variety of special needs. Mrs Pleasance also works throughout the school to provide support to children whose first language is not English. Through 1 to 1 and small group work she can help children understand some of the more subtle inferences of the English language. Her advice and support to teaching staff is invaluable.

Miss K Smith and Mrs T Bailey Pastoral Team
Miss Smith and Mrs Bailey work directly with children, parents and staff to meet pastoral needs within the school community.  Their role is invaluable in supporting children who may be experiencing emotional challenges in their home and school lives.  Working together allows a team approach when learning is hindered through emotional changes.