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Inclusion and SEN

At the Trumpington Federation we aim to ensure that every child is included academically and socially, and that we meet the needs of all children so they are able to make accelerated progress and realise their potential.

Inclusion begins with quality first teaching. All teachers are skilled in differentiating learning to ensure that pupils can fully access the curriculum and make progress from their starting points.

At the Federation there is additional support and expert advice that can be put in place to meet the needs of children with Special Educational Needs or when we identify that a child might be underachieving.  If you are concerned about your child, please speak to the school’s Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) or Inclusion lead. They will be able to advise you on the range of support available and how we can work together to meet the needs of your child.

The Inclusion Team is led by Rachael Tomlin who is also SENCo for both of our schools. Her team includes:

Lisa Ovenden - Inclusion Coordinator for Fawcett

Sue Arkle - Inclusion Coordinator for Trumpington Meadows

Jane Doyle - Early Years Inclusion Coordinator

Sonja Waldman - Family Partnership Worker for Trumpington Meadows

Fiona Baird - Family Partnership Worker for Fawcett

We also have a committed team of 34 full time and part-time teaching assistants who support children across the Federation.

We ensure that we carefully measure the impact of support provided in relations to the planed outcome desired as a result of the intervention provided to ensure that children are able to transfer skills taught back in the classroom.

All staff at the Federation are committed to developing creative and inclusive learning environments which meet the needs of all pupils. We strive to ensure that the learning environment incorporates different learning styles, gender, cultural diversity, and a variety of interests. For children with specific needs the learning environment may be adapted to meet their specific needs and may include their own timetable, individualised support, or an established area of the classroom with their own workstation.

Link to school SEN and Inclusion pages - 


Trumpington Meadows

Link to Local Authority offer  here

Please see our Parent's Guides to SEND and Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) below