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Specialist Support Staff for SEND

Specialist Support Staff for SEND


At Chase Lane Primary School and Nursery we believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs, have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum. In line with county policy we are committed to being an inclusive school.


Mrs Kneeshaw, the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) can be contacted via the school office on

01255 502416 with any concerns regarding your child and Special Educational Needs and Disability at Chase Lane.



Michelle Kneeshaw




At Chase Lane, we have a strong team of support staff. Within this team there are some with specialist knowledge in particular areas. This enables us to offer holistic targeted support to children in key areas of need, working together as a team.



Mia Wrycraft

Specialist Langauage & Communication LSA


An increasing number of children are entering schools with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). In some areas, in excess of 50% of children start school with some level of SLCN. These children may not have the skills required to listen, attend, understand and talk about their learning and to engage in the curriculum. Communication is fundamental to a child’s development, it is crucial for a child’s learning and social interactions both at school and into adulthood.


Mrs Wrycraft, in liaison with outside agencies, leads speech, language and communication provision across the school, supporting children individually and in small groups. Mia is able to provide information and resources for parents and other school staff in this area.


Helen Foord

Pastoral Care Co-ordinator and Attendance Officer



Mrs Foord provides support and guidance to help children at Chase Lane who are experiencing difficulties in learning due to social or emotional problems. Helen provides a link between home and school to ensure lines of communication are open and information can be shared with the relevant people.