Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Primary School

Better Never Stops


The Inclusion Team

Louise Burrows   
Inclusion Manager


Megan Kerrigan

Assistant SENCo

Linda Kelly
Learning Mentor & Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

Mrs Liz Alfieri
EAL Key Worker & Librarian  


Mrs Tonya Tynan

Inclusion Governor               
Many pupils have a need for extra support at some stage during their school life.  The support they need may be academic, social or emotional. The Special Needs team works in partnership with class teachers, parents and the learning mentor, to help pupils build on their strengths and ensure they can access the curriculum to the best of their ability.


The Special Needs Support Team -


  • Support Class Teachers in identifying and assessing specific difficulties a pupil may have, and in delivering individual or group programmes of work and interventions.;
  • Keep a support register of pupils who receive support in school or from other agencies such as Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Educational Psychologists; 
  • Monitor and evaluate programmes and interventions, enabling us to assess whether any further help is needed;
  • Seek advice and support from professionals from outside school such as Speech and Language Therapists, Educational Psychologists, Behaviour Support Specialists and colleagues from the NHS.

Each term parents will have the opportunity to attend an Inclusion Support consultation meeting in which pupil, parent, teacher and inclusion support team will review previous individual learning support plans and draft your child's new individual learning support plan. 


These meetings are designed to ensure that your child has a positive school experience and achieves to the very best of their ability.


For Parents and Carers of children who are included on the School Support Register - 

Each Autumn term you receive an update from the Special Needs Support team informing you of your child's status on our school support register.
Each term you will receive a copy of your child's Individual Learning Support plan. 


For further information about Inclusion support at OLQOH please look at the SEN Information report and the Waves of Provision documents which can be accessed on this page.
If you would like to discuss any matters with us please do not hesitate to contact us. You can email or phone the School Office to make an appointment.

The Local Offer


The Local Offer brings together information about the help and support available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their families. 


SEND IAS - formerly known as Parent Partnership


The West Sussex SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (previously known as Parent Partnership) provides impartial information, advice and support to Parents and Carers of children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Contact the SEND IAS Service:
Helpline 03302 228 555