I am Suzanna Bellamy and I manage inclusion at Brinkley Grove. This means that I am responsible for the everyday management of children who fall within the category as having additional needs beyond what is provided within the main stream classroom and/ or belong to a vulnerable group, ie EAL children as well as gifted and talented children.
I have been an Inclusion Manager or SENCO since 1997 and have a range of qualifications and experience in all areas of inclusion. Specifically, I have a diploma in specific learning difficulties and I am accredited by the British Dyslexia Association in diagnosing dyslexia and working with children who have dyslexia. I have acquired skills to help with autism including social stories training, regulation zones and 5 point scale as well as a number of other specific programmes.
I have also had training in PECS communication system as well as mentoring children with additional needs and social and emotional mental health needs. I have level one British sign language and have taken many speech and language courses in order to ensure the programmes for the children run smoothly.
I have completed the National Qualification for SENCOs as an ‘Advanced SENCo’s as a Leader’ and have continued to use my skills being seconded out to another school for a few months.
I welcome parents for an informal chat or a more formal in depth consultation if they have any concerns about their child. I cover all areas of SEN including Gifted & Talented children, behaviour problems at home and school, mental health difficulties, barriers to learning as well as disabilities of any nature that affect children accessing the curriculum or taking full part in school life.
You can contact me on this e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the school number
and ask for an appointment. I very much look forward to meeting with you and striving to create the best possible outcomes for all children.
Click here to view our SEN policy
Click here to view our SEN Information Report
The Local Offer is published as part of the SEND reforms under the Children and Families Act 2014 and is always developed over time, with all partners involved in reviewing it. The local offer or information report is for you as parents to understand what we as a school can offer you in terms of support for your children and the family. I hope it is clear and easy to read and understand. The local offer is written in conjunction with the governing body who have approved it, and the parent forum who meet with Mr Smith regularly to discuss different things about the school.