Marsden Community Primary School in Nelson has set up a new support team for its pupils, their parents and the community.
Recently, the school in Percy Street created a new assistant headteacher post, responsible for inclusion across the school. Teacher Mrs Karen Sewell, the school’s inclusion manager, said: “This has included the amalgamation of our Parental Support Advisor, Special Needs Team and Learning Mentors, so that there is one central team providing a range of services and support.
“Briefly, the benefits are: a clearly identified department which specialises on the inclusion and educational attainment of children who require additional support; a greater collaboration between in-school services; an enhanced multi-agency approach – team members working in close partnership with education and health services; and that the department will become known as a centre of excellence by pupils, staff, parents and Governors.”
There was a competition in school to name the team and design a logo. Mrs Sewell was delighted and proud of the number of entries received.
The winning prize was awarded to Maleeha Abbass (Class 6AP) for “We can build a brighter future together!”. Runner-up prizes went to: Aaroon Khan (4W) and Zain Arshad (3E) for naming the new team “Children, Parents and Community Team”. Zara Ali (6AP), Aliyah Iqbal (6AP) and Sabah Ifzal (4AG) for their focus on all children to achieve.
The school has combined these efforts to create the new team’s name and logo, which will be proudly displayed there.