Mrs Stacey Liddiard
Mrs Jan Trencher
Family Support Worker/Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Veronica Rey-Jones
St. Aidan’s Primary School - A Church of England Academy aims to provide an education in which every child is equally valued and encouraged to achieve their full potential, within a caring Christian community from which they can learn to live their lives according to Christian principles. This underpins the positive ethos we foster, stated in our vision and mission statement:
‘Fulfilling potential, growing in God’
Our aim is that pupils with disabilities should as far as possible have access to a full and broad curriculum, similar to that followed by their peers. As a mainstream school we cannot replicate the range of support and resources that a local authority can provide. However, the school has successfully supported pupils with medical needs, hearing and sight impairment, physical disability and learning difficulties of varying degrees. The school’s policy on Teaching and Learning incorporates advice for teachers on supporting disabled pupils with an ongoing programme of staff development relating to meeting the needs of different learners.
The well-being of our children is central to our caring Christian ethos. Additional support is available from Mrs Liddiard (SENCo) who is experienced in delivering pastoral support. We have a full time Family Support Worker (FSW) Mrs Trencher who monitors attendance and offers pastoral support to children and their families.
In school our ELSA is Mrs Rey. ELSA stands for Emotional Literacy Support Assistant. ELSA support in schools is a project designed to help schools support the emotional needs of their pupils. ELSA acknowledges that children and young people learn best when they feel happier and their emotional needs are being addressed.