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Inclusion Manager/Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator SENCo:


Mrs Celina Walsham is responsible for co-ordinating the provision for children with SEN, including: working with parents to ensure they are fully involved with their child’s learning, providing advice and training so that all members of staff are skilled and confident in meeting a range of needs, tracking the children’s progress and monitoring the effectiveness of provision across the school.


Mrs Walsham is an experienced teacher, who has worked in the classroom and also in leading and delivering interventions to children in the Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2. She is currently working towards the National Award for SEN co-ordination and is a member of the safeguarding team. 






For further information about SEN at St. James’, or to speak to the SENCo, click for contact details below:


St James' SEN Information Report 2018-19

St James' SEN Information Report 2018-19 Booklet Format

For Essex local offer click below:


POET is a tool which collects parent, children, young people and practitioner views of Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and Special Educational Needs (SEN) support and the impact it has had on their lives (or the lives of those they support). It takes just 10 minutes to complete and can be completed once a year, any time during that year.

All the questionnaires are anonymous and go directly to In Control, which is a charity working with the Department for Education. None of the surveys or your personal details are seen by the local authority.

The Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS)

Who are the IASS?

They can help you if you're a parent or carer, or a child or young person who needs information, advice and support about special educational needs and disability issues. They offer impartial and confidential support over the telephone or in person around educational issues.


They can help by:

  • explaining how education settings can support children and young people with special educational needs / disabilities
  • listening to your concerns and explaining what options are available
  • supporting you to prepare and plan for meetings and visits to schools and education settings
  • developing positive relationships with parents and education settings, authorities and agencies
  • establishing links with voluntary organisations and support groups
  • guiding you through the education, health and care needs assessment process or putting you in touch with an independent supporter
  • including you in discussions with schools and the local authority should your child be excluded 
  • making sure your views influence the development of local policy and practice for children and young people with special educational needs / disabilities
  • navigating the Local Offer website and identifying relevant agencies


To contact them click the link below: