'The quality of pastoral support available to pupils and their families is high.'
Ofsted October 2018
'Disabled pupils, those who have special educational needs and those who speak English as an additional language are making good progress. These groups are well supported by teaching assistants in reading, writing and mathematics.'
Ofsted July 2014
at thameside primary school
Here at Thameside Primary, we are proud of the achievements of those children who can find learning difficult. We are proud of the teachers who plan a curriculum around a variety of needs and of the Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) and Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) who always go above and beyond their job description in providing fantastic support, which is why our children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) make good progress!
We believe that we quickly recognise the needs that any child in our care may have and support them accordingly. This can take many forms and may consist of using a variety of strategies in order to best help any child that needs additional support, whether this be a long or short term need. In school, this includes:
I hope that you like what you have read so far - we are a large Pastoral Support Team that provides lots of support for children and families as a whole.
As the SENCo, I am happy to meet or speak with you should you have any further questions, as would any member of the Pastoral Support Team. Please do not hesitate to contact us - no worry of yours is too small for us to consider unimportant.
I look forward to meeting you soon, hopeful that it will be the beginning of a good working relationship that helps your child achieve all that they can!
Mrs. Leeanne Crouch