Stanks Drive, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 5BY

01132941066

info@grimesdyke.leeds.sch.uk

Only when children feel happy, healthy and safe are they ready to learn

Meet the Inclusion Team

 

Inclusion and Intervention Manager- Helen Lenton

 Helen promotes, develops and leads inclusion in the school,  and ensures our children are supported well in their learning and well being.  She measures pupil’s progress and ensures that children’s needs are met both by our support team and resources.

Working Days - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

On a Friday she works for the Seacroft Manston Cluster as the Lead SENCo

  • Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) - attending meetings, writing reports, co-ordinating support.
  • Lead Designated teacher for Child Protection Issues
  • Manager for Inclusion Team and Teaching Assistants (over 20 staff)
  • Seeks extra funding to support children with a high level of need
  • Liaison teacher for Speech and Language Resource Facility
  • Teacher with responsibility for ‘Looked After’ children
  • A Leading SENCo / Inclusion Manager for the Cluster and Authority

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Learning Mentor - Yvette Chapman

 Yvette works to remove barriers to learning for children and is a

key point of contact for parents.

Working Days - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

  

  • Runs the DEN nurture provision
  • Individual support and group work for children (self esteem, social skills, friendship and health groups etc.)
  • Delivers reading support
  • Designated child protection person in school
  • Advice and support for parents
  • Liaise with outside agencies to arrange best support
  • Signpost parents to other agencies when required
  • Runs lunchtime clubs
  • Early Help Assessment trained
  • Arranges transition to high school
  • Liaise with outside agencies to arrange the most appropriate support and care for pupils when required

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Attendance Mentor - Amy Taylor

Amy leads attendance for the whole school and is responsible for

ensuring that high standards are achieved.

 Working Days - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

  

  • Individual support and group work for children
  • Manages individual and whole school data for attendance
  • Home school liaison, including home visits
  • Lead person in school for PTA and parental enagement 
  • Early Help Assessment trained
  • Offers parent support

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Speech and Language Therapist - Sharon Hird

Sharon’s primary role is to support the children in Grimes Dyke’s language

resource facility.  She also supports other children with speech

and language needs throughout the school.

 Working days - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

 

  • Individual and group work with children with speech and language needs
  • Advice and support for parents
  • Speech and Language Assessments

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Pupil Support Mentor - Karl Footitt

Karl’s role is to work with and support children to ensure their potential is reached,

to give behaviour support to pupils and run groups.

 Working days - Monday, Tuesday, Friday

 

  • Individual support for children and their families
  • Groupwork (self esteem, friendship groups, anti-bullying, anger management and social skill groups)
  • Advice and support for parents regarding behaviour and parenting
  • Early Help Assessment trained
  • Liaise with outside agencies to arrange the most appropriate support and care for pupils when required.
  • Individual Behaviour Plans for children
  • Facilitates lunchtime staff training and ‘happy, healthy & active’ lunchtimes