The South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form

Inclusion Support

All of the staff in Inclusion Support are non-teachers whose primary role is to work with students, parents and staff to deliver a quick resolution to issues that get in the way of any child being safe, happy and successful at South Wolds.  The role of Inclusion Support is set out below:

  • to resolve day to day incidents of poor behaviour as quickly as possible - applying sanctions as appropriate;
  • to work with parents to address any concerns that they may have about any pastoral issues;
  • to act as a "drop in centre" for any students experiencing difficulties at home or school that they need to discuss with someone;
  • to be a team of "key workers" who will link with vulnerable students (behaviour, emotional or attendance) and work with home to ensure students receive support and challenge they need;
  • to pre-empt obstacles that may impact on students and seek to remove them before a problem occurs;
  • to agree, plan, implement and monitor packages of alternative provision for students not succeeding within our core curriculum;
  • to oversee students who are placed on "pre-exclusion" and monitor their return to lessons;
  • to be extra pairs of eyes and ears around the school site during and between lessons;
  • to administer all fixed term exclusions and reintegration packages.

Heads of Year continue to play a major role in pastoral support and will retain an overview of all students in their year group; working closely with Inclusion Support to implement any intervention that individuals or groups need.

Inclusion Support is led and managed by Mr Simpson who is part of our Senior Leadership Team as our Inclusion Manager.  Please don't hesitate to contact him on extension 119 if you would like to discuss any of this further.

Other staff based in Inclusion Support are:

  • SEN Access Lead – Jake Murphy
  • SEN Curriculum Lead – Rebecca Van Laun
  • Attendance and Admissions Officer – Fiona Frazer-Hallam

SENCO: Fran Haywood