Park Primary is fortunate enough to have nurture provision in both key stages which is led by our Inclusion team.
Our Inclusion team is managed by Mrs Turner (SENDCo). Our experienced team of staff include our Learning Mentor, Mrs Sheridan and our Family Liaison Officer, Mrs Rigby.
Mrs J. Turner - Assistant Head Teacher | SENDCo
Hello, I’m Mrs Turner. I have been teaching at Park for over twenty six years – I may have taught some of your parents! I have spent many years teaching in Key Stage 1 but more recently in Year 5 and 6, and now Year 3. I am also Assistant Head Teacher and SENDCo. This means I manage the Inclusion Team and Special Educational Needs at Park Primary School. I have 2 teenage boys so spend lots of time watching football and cricket. In between marking lots of books, I like to go to the gym.
Mrs L. Rigby - Family Liaison Officer
My name is Leanne Rigby and I am the school’s Family Support Worker. I have been in post here at Park Primary since 2015, but have worked in and around Colne for six years with families. My role in school is to provide support, advice and information to the families within our school community. I can help you with any worries that you may have in relation to your child's education, behaviour and well-being. I am also here as someone to talk to if you need it! I am married and have a son that I enjoy spending time with either at kick-boxing training or out walking our dog.
Mrs J Sinclair - PPA and delivers Speech and Language sessions
Miss S. Thompson-Craig - Oak Room
Hi, I’m Miss Thompson-Craig. I have worked in Early Years since 2010. My specialisms are creating a stimulating and challenging continuous provision, both indoors and outdoors. I have training in speech and language and work with children who need extra support in class. I am the deputy manager of the Out Of School Club and manage the breakfast club in school. Outside school, I enjoy spending time with my children and my rabbits!
Mrs N. Sheridan - Learning Mentor, Attendance Monitor
I am the school learning mentor, my role includes removing barriers to learning, so that our pupils can achieve their full potential. I work with a range of children in school, either in 1:1 or small group sessions. I support and give them the skills they need so they are equipped with the correct behaviour for learning tools. I support pupils during transitions from KS1 – KS2 and to secondary schools. I also work closely with our families and other agencies in order to improve school attendance
I am the listening ear for our children and parents and will deal with any problems as they arise. I have been in post here at Park since 2012. I am married with two daughters and I enjoy going to the gym and walking my two dogs.
Mrs T. Graham HLTA Rainbow
I'm Mrs Graham and I am married with two grown up children. I have worked at Park Primary school for twenty one years. I began working in Reception class and after eight years I moved to Rainbow, working in the nurture group. I enjoy working in Key Stage 1, watching the children develop and grow. I am going to be in Reception again this year, which I look forward to. I enjoy spending time socialising with my friends and family. I love to go walking and I am a member of the local sailing club.
Miss S. Smith - Oak Room
My name is Miss Smith and I work at Park Primary school as a teaching assistant within the inclusion unit. I live with my partner, two year old daughter and pet dog Harry. I love to spend time with my family, going on long walks and day trips.
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In Key stage 1, the Rainbow Room is led by Mrs Graham. The children are selected from a panel meeting each term with the aim of meeting their needs in a small, secure environment.
Children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes work together on the curriculum at their own pace. The children may be part-time or full-time for 4 terms and join their own class for registration, PE, assemblies and class events. Rainbow children have the opportunity to enjoy practical activities such a baking and gardening. Personal targets concentrate on social and communication skills as well as encouraging speech and language skills.
Rainbow have an open door policy where parents can drop in and even enjoy breakfast with the children. Most of our Rainbow children gain the confidence to reintegrate back to mainstream class the following year.
Children with a continuing need can access our Key stage 2 nurture class – the Oak Room.
The Oak Room is managed by Miss Smith assisted by Mr Benson. Children work on social skills and have time to talk about their feelings and emotions in a small, nurturing environment. Groups may also take part in motor skills and speech and language development.
Our Nurture staff also provide a safe and calm environment at lunch time. Park Pals meet for lunch and have a relaxing time playing cooperative games, iPad games and outdoor activities.