Sarah Pearce - SENDCo
In my role as SENDCo, I oversee the initial identification, provision, and teaching and learning for all children with SEND. I work alongside parents, specialist agencies and other professionals to create plans and targets for our children with SEND to ensure that they are able to progress and excel at Western House Academy. Should you wish to contact me about any SEND needs for your child, please call the school office on 01753 526326 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon Akehurst - Child and Family Support Worker
As the Child and Family Support Worker, I am able to offer non-educational support to your child and your family in areas such as confidence building, healthy eating, parenting and life skills. I work closely with local and national external agencies who can offer targeted support in a range of different pastoral areas. I am on the playground and visible around the school during the day to get to know your children and support them with issues that may arise and help to resolve them.
I am always happy to speak with parents so feel free to contact me. I am available on the playground at the end of every day and you can also leave a message with the main school office on 01753 526326 and I will get back to you.
Sashi Sehgal - Coach, Counsellor and Trainer
Once a week I spend a day working at the Western House Academy; our pupils are fantastic and a real joy to work with. My main role is working as a Counsellor and Mentor; I therefore meet with pupils on a one to one basis to talk about the things that are important to them. As a trained teacher, I also lead lessons and assemblies with pupils. The themes that are covered in these encourage our pupils to look after themselves, whether that be emotionally or keeping ourselves safe within their local community. Working with the pupils here is a real privilege and one of the best parts of my week!
Speech and Language Support
Mrs Haines - Higher Level Teaching Assistant – with a focus on Speech and Language Support
Simeran Randhawa- Independent Speech & Language Therapist.
English As An Additional Language Support
Mrs Marion Smith - Key Worker - specialises in EAL
External SEND Support
Dr Emma Flack- Link Educational Psychologist with Slough Borough Council