Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

The Emmbrook School prides itself on being an inclusive school, working in partnership with parents and carers to actively support its pupils from all cultures and backgrounds and across all abilities.

Current or prospective parents or carers are welcome to contact our Special Needs Department with any enquiries or queries and we will be pleased to offer advice and support as appropriate.

Prospective parents or carers are encouraged to contact us prior to joining The Emmbrook School community, so that we can arrange a tour of the school and a meeting to discuss the young person’s needs and how best to support them.

How To Contact Us

Miss Kate Andrews – SENCO & English teacher
kandrews@emmbrook.wokingham.sch.uk

Ms Lydia MacLean – Special Needs Curriculum Teacher
lmaclean@emmbrook.wokingham.sch.uk

Ms Gail Oliver – SEN Manager
goliver@emmbrook.wokingham.sch.uk 

Mrs Clare Lowerson – Assessments and Exam Access Arrangements Coordinator
clowerson@emmbrook.wokingham.sch.uk 

Mrs Jane White – HLTA Maths & ASC Team Coordinator
jwhite@emmbrook.wokingham.sch.uk

Telephone contact via Ms Oliver please – 0118 9784406 extension 262

Useful contacts:

SENDIASS
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service - SEND IASS - is a statutory service which is run at ‘arm’s length’ from the Special Educational Needs decision makers and aims to provide free, confidential, impartial advice, guidance and support to parents of children with special educational needs, including the very young.

Contact: Phil Cullimore, Manager
Tel: 0118 9088233
Email: Sendiass@wokingham.gov.uk
Website: https://www.sendirect.org.uk/providers/information-advice-and-support-services-network/my-services/wokingham-sendiass/

ASSIST
The ASSIST team (Autism Spectrum Service for Information, Support & Training) – is part of the Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Service of Wokingham Borough Council Children’s Services, based at Highwood Annexe, Woodley.  The team supports children and young people with autism, people who live with them, and people who work with them from diagnosis up to their 18th birthday, and who live in the Wokingham Borough.

Contact: Pam Breslin, Manager of ASSIST
Tel: 0118 9746882 or 0118 9746881
Email: assist@wokingham.gov.uk
Website: https://directory.wokingham.gov.uk/kb5/wokingham/directory/service.page?id=GjGnkwjmheI

Explorers Extreem, Woodley

Youth Club for children with additional needs.

Contact : Kay Nicker, Youth Worker
Tel: 0118 908 8054
Email: kay.nicker@wokingham.gov.uk or joanne.davies@wokingham.gov.uk
Website: https://directory.wokingham.gov.uk/kb5/wokingham/directory/service.page?id=VPyuQ29_6Zk#

Me2 Club

Me2 Club enables children and young people with additional needs and disabilities, aged 5-19, in the Wokingham Borough, to attend mainstream activity clubs. We do this by recruiting, training and developing volunteers to provide 1:1 (2:1 when required) support to the young people at an activity of their choice, from uniformed groups such as Cubs and Brownies, to Taekwondo, youth groups or swimming. Me2 Club trained volunteers support young people by encouraging them to be independent, participating in the activities alongside them and adapting activities to ensure they can take part. No formal diagnosis is necessary our only requirement is that you are a Wokingham Borough Council resident.

Contact: Tess Eagles, Manager
Tel: 0118 969 6369
Email: info@me2club.org.uk
Website: http://me2club.org.uk/about-us/

CYPIT (Child and Young Person’s Integrated Therapies)

Occupational Therapy https://www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services/childrens-healthcare/cypit-occupational-therapy/
Speech and Language Therapy https://www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services/childrens-healthcare/cypit-speech-and-language-therapy/
CAMHS https://www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services/childrens-healthcare/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services-camhs/


Useful Documents

Click here to view autism specific workshops offered by Wokingham Borough Council ASSIST service to parents, carers, practitioners.

Click here for information on an anxiety and stress talk from the Wokingham and Reading Dyslexia Association

Click here to view information on improving fine motor skills