Our Student Support Team is a key part of our work in ensuring our students are provided with relevant support or signposted to agencies if required.
The Student Support Team focus on breaking down barriers to attendance, safeguarding issues and the overall wellbeing of the students. There is a member of the student support team attached to each house.
Mrs W Burton
I have worked with children and families throughout my working life both in the educational setting and more recently within the School Nursing and 0-19 service for the NHS. I worked within the School Nursing Team for fourteen years and thoroughly enjoyed every minute! This was where my interest in adolescent mental health began.
My area of specialism is with Health & Wellbeing.
It is a privilege to be able to support children in their secondary school, offering help, guidance and reassurance, to enable them to reach their potential. Emotional wellbeing is a crucial part of growing up and I look forward to working alongside your children to make school a happy and fulfilling place to learn.
Miss H Duckett
I have previously been employed as a children’s social worker, so I have a broad range of experience ranging from domestic abuse, Safeguarding, supporting parents, substance misuse and ensuring every child is safe and supported. I really enjoy working with children and my aims are to ensure I am empowering the students to achieve their best and working with them and not for them. I am really looking forward to working one to one with students and really getting to know them and ensuring that all students are well supported and happy within school.
Mrs M Hassell
For the last fifteen years I have worked in many fields within the education sector: these include teaching, SEN, intervention and planning, teaching, and evaluating various family learning workshops. Treating parents as partners is a value I am extremely passionate about. Parents are the ongoing and most important educators of their own children. Parents as partners is proven to improve schools, strengthen families and improve all round academic achievement.
Our local offer for Special Educational Needs and/or Disability
At John Taylor Free School, we do not underestimate the importance of positive impact parents have upon their child’s learning. As a research informed school, we draw on John Hattie’s extensive research frequently: “Parents can have a major effect in terms of the encouragement and expectations that they transmit to their children.” It is, therefore, essential that communication between school and home is timely, effective, and done with trust; we have a range of ways in which we can communicate effectively with parents, depending on the need.
Keeping in Contact
It is vital we have up to date, accurate details on record for your child, to ensure you receive all school communications and avoid delays in contacting you. You can update any changes on the Data Collection Form section on MCAS or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Contact School
Our communication policy is to respond to all calls and emails within 48 hours of receipt. If you have not had an acceptable response, please use the following points of contact to escalate your issue:
To report your child absence from school, please call the school number (01283 247823) and choose option 1 or email email@example.com. If your child has a medical appointment, please email evidence to the attendance team using the same email address. Please note that we require an email or telephone call on the morning of each day that your child is absent from school.