Inclusion team website statement

The Inclusion team consists of a number of approachable and dedicated members who work collaboratively with the staff throughout the school to remove barriers to learning to ensure the best outcomes for all of the children.

Working within Grove Academy there is a Deputy Principal for Inclusion and SENCO (Mrs J Blackhurst)  and a Safeguarding Officer (Mrs J.Oakes), who work closely with the Assistant Inclusion Lead and  Home School Link Workers, as well as any additional support staff working with individual children or groups.

The team is committed to ensuring that children receive support in lessons, personalised interventions and pastoral care, whether it be for their social and emotional needs, special educational needs, disabilities, behaviour, mental health or medical needs. We use specific programmes and technology to help children to enjoy learning and to support them, enabling them to make progress.

We support and work with teachers and parents in identifying and meeting the needs of every child and liaise closely with other agencies to ensure the best possible provision and outcomes through a collaborative approach.

As a team, we pride ourselves on creating a warm and friendly atmosphere for all children that we support as well as helping them to achieve the best that they can.


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Communication and interaction


Mental Health





Cognition and Learning

Supporting Child's Wellbeing
Local Support Contacts

CAMHS -    Tel: 0300-123-0907

North Staff Mind   -             Tel: 01782 262100

Dove -     Tel: 01782 683155

Crisis team at the Harplands -    Tel: 0300 123 0907


Further Support


Mind Info line : 03001233393  Text: 86463

NSPCC -  Tel:  0808 800 5000

Anxiety UK  -     Tel: 08444 775 774

Carers Trust -           Tel: 08008 808 7777

Bereavement Advice Centre   -   Tel: 0800 634 9494

YMCA -  Telephone: 01782 222385


Nurse support team (Lock Down Services)

Our Contact Numbers for our Hubs are:-

City Health Visiting Service (Age 0-5)  HUB 0300 303 3298

Our Health 5-19 Service                       HUB 0300 124 0362