Special Education Needs and Disabilities

At St Edwards’ Church of England Academy, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive school, which celebrates, supports and respects the talents and potential of every pupil. Here we all journey together to learn through faith, grow through hope and achieve through love, allowing all to live life to the full.

Our Additional Needs Team consists of a highly qualified group of individuals who are committed to knowing our pupils exceptionally well and ensuring that every child fulfils their potential. We believe that the progress of every individual learner is of equal importance. Most importantly, every teacher at St Edward’s Church of England Academy is a teacher of every child. We are actively involved in continual professional development to ensure that all staff deliver quality first teaching; based on research relating to the needs of individual pupils.

Each pupil on the SEN register will be allocated a link TA, who will follow them through ST Edward’s. This enables the pupils to develop a close relationship, which will enhance the support they receive.

For more information, please see the SEND Policy.


Mrs S. Stubbs – SENDCO

Useful Links

Below you will find links to websites that can give you more information. As these are external websites the school cannot be held responsible for their content. Click on the website title to visit their home page.

Teaching Assistants

Miss A. Taylor

Year 5

Mrs H. Finney- Elgar Link TA

Mrs T. Pickford- Nightingale Link TA

Mrs C. Colley – Newton Link TA

Year 6

Mrs V Salt- Elgar Link TA

Mrs H. Quinn- Nightingale Link TA

Mrs M. Evans – Newton Link TA

Year 7

Mrs L. Gould-Sandall- Elgar Link TA

To Be Confirmed – Nightingale Link TA

Mrs E. Rawson/ Miss S. Bestwick – Newton Link TA

Year 8

Miss B. Wilson- Elgar Link TA

Miss D. Douglas- Nightingale Link TA

Mrs R. Amson – Newton Link TA

Phonics and Literacy

Mrs D. Munteanu

SEMH and Well-being

Mrs T. Robinson

Unit 8 Bracknell Beeches,
Old Bracknell Lane,
RG12 7BW,
Tel: 0333 405 4555

Dyslexia Action House,
10 High Street,
TW20 9EA
Tel: 0300 303 8357

8 West Alley,
Hitchin, Herts,
SG5 1EG,
Tel:01462 455 016 (10 am to 1 pm Monday to Friday)

Free online workshops for parents and carers hosted by Contact for the Staffordshire Parent Carer Forum: ‘How children and young people are supported with their Special Educational Needs’. Please click on the flyer above for further information and booking details.


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