Nettleworth Infant and Nursery School

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Meet The Team

'The special educational provision made for a child should always be based on an understanding of their particular strengths and needs and should seek to address them all, using well-evidenced interventions targeted at areas of difficulty and, where necessary, specialist equipment or software.' 

(Department for Education, 2014, 5.34, SEND code of practice: 0-25 years)


At Nettleworth, we have staff trained in the following areas:


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  • Art Therapy
  • Adverse Childhood Experience
  • Attachment and Trauma
  • Attention Autism   
  • Chatter Speech & Language Therapy
  • CRB                                   
  • Diabetes
  • Drawing Talking
  • Dyslexia Friendly
  • Emotion Coaching
  • Forest School
  • Funfit
  • Lego Therapy
  • Makaton
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Play Therapy
  • Pupil Voice
  • Self-harm
  • Take 5
  • Understanding pupils with Dyslexia

Meet the inclusion team

Mrs Dunn - EAL & EYFS Lead



'As EAL lead, I am the first port of call for parents, pupil, staff for children who enter our school where English is an additional language. 

I have a bank of resources to support children ans staff within school, whilst working also with the child's wider family members. 

We regardlesly liaise with families and get their views to ensure we are constantly improving our practice.'

Mrs Coupe


THRIVE Practitioner



THRIVE is a valuable resource that is utilised within our school setting. Each individual session is run by a qualified practitioner who has undergone an intensive training programme covering Active listening, Relationships, Bereavement and Loss as well as a whole range of other triggers that may be impacting the children in our school.

Each thrive session is bespoke, with the intention of targeting the needs of that child, working together over a period of time to help find peace and resolution for the child. 

THRIVE is designed to be an holistic intervention delivered in a safe, quiet environment where the child can feel comfortable and relaxed, knowing they have a designated safe space with a familiar adult to discuss any concerns or worries they may be feeling or having.


I work alongside our SENDco within school having constant reflective discussions in order to deliver the highest level of support to out school.



CHATTER SLT - Speech & Language Support


I have been training as our speech and language support for Foundation and Key Stage 1. 

It is my role to make referrals for children with communication and speech difficulties and liais with speech professionals, teachers and parents. 

I deliver weekly speech therapy exercises and small interventions tailored to the child's needs, which include, interacting through talk and play and building confidence to move forward in speech development. 




Miss Shaw - Forest School Lead



'Within in our school, we believe that learning should not be limited by the walls of the classroom. We understand that children learn in different ways and use our outdoor provision to support these learning styles. Working in the forest means that our children can focus on their listening and attention skills in a different environment, work on their social skills while taking part in exciting projects that would not be possible in the classroom; and supporting their wellbeing in an open and natural environment.'