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Hello, I am Tracey Nobbs, Assistant Head Teacher for Inclusion which includes the role of Manager of the Additional Resourced Provision for children with Moderate Learning Difficulties.  At Earlsmead we are very proud to welcome children with all kinds of learning needs and we are dedicated to meeting the needs of all children within our school community.  My role is to oversee the work of the Inclusion Team and to monitor the support given to children with additional needs to ensure that all children achieve as much as they are able to.  I can be contacted at the school on 02088645546 or by email on


I am Karen Marshall, SENCO at Earlsmead Primary School. My job is to make sure that children with any kind of difficulty get the help they need to learn. I work with teachers and teaching assistants to plan support.  I make referrals to outside agencies (e.g. Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapy Services, Occupational Therapy etc) when we think that their advice would be helpful. Then I pass the advice on to the teachers.

I can be contacted at the school on 02088645546 or by email on




Hello.  My name is Sam Dumont.  I am a specialist Teaching Assistant, passionate about children’s speech and language development.  I have two Elklan Level 3 qualifications in supporting  the speech and language development of 4-11 year olds in the classroom and supporting the speech and language development in children with a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum.  My role in school is to work with the Speech and Language Therapist when she visits school and work alongside teachers and teaching assistants supporting them to  understand, assess, plan and run interventions, enabling the school to take a whole school approach to understanding and supporting children’s speech and language development.


My name is Meeta Thakker, and I have been working at Earlsmead for 19 years. Currently I am the Ethinc Minorty Co-Ordinator (EMACo) for the school. This means I work with ethnic minority children who may need support, I advise staff on how to teach them effectively. I ensure all new children starting at Earlsmead settle in well and I am available to parents to help support their children. I enjoy my role and find it rewarding to watch children develop their language skills and confidence over time.





We have 3 Learning Mentors in role at Earlsmead Primary School. Learning Mentors can help pupils make the most of school life, breaking down barriers to learning. For the child, they are someone supportive to talk to, share successes or disappointments with and who can help with practical difficulties or worries. They can also be the link between school and home or with other outside agencies. They can act as an advocate for children and young people and are non - judgmental. They have a tailored and flexible approach to meet the needs of those that they mentor. Learning Mentors meet with children and young people, usually outside of the classroom, either individually or in small groups in a planned and structured way.