RB2L (removing barriers to learning) ambassadors aim to support children in their well-being and encourage a positive outlook. This involves ensuring all pupils receive the support and individualised provision they require to achieve their potential. Pupils and families are also supported in overcoming barriers which prevent children from learning. Another aspect of this role is ensuring the safety and well-being of all pupils at Abbey.
Find below profile’s of our RB2L ambassadors:
Hello! I have 25 years of SEN experience and was DSP (Designated Specialist Provision) Lead Teacher at a previous school. I had responsibility for the specialist teaching and learning of 15 children with a range of speech, language and communication needs. I have carried forward many of the interventions taught in the DSP such as, Colourful Semantics, Cued Articulation, MAKATON Signing, Phonological Awareness and Semantics training. I currently enjoy teaching as part of the Year 1 team. I am available to talk to any parents after school on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday
Hi everyone! Prior to teaching at Abbey, I worked 1:1 with children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties as well as supporting nurture groups alongside the school’s behaviour mentor. I am currently studying for a Master’s degree in Special Education Needs and Inclusion with a focus on Social, Emotional and Mental Health. You can find me in the Foundation playground before and after the school day.
Ciao! I initially completed my teacher training at Abbey in a Year 1 class and this is what inspired me to become a teacher at this school. Working in such a great environment, with fantastic children and staff drew me back to Abbey. I have been teaching for seven years moving through different year groups subsequently, I have great experience across the school. Within my class, I have taught pupils who have required extra support and care plans to enable them to access the main curriculum. In order to support these children, I have attended various training which has widened my subject knowledge and expanded my range of teaching methods. If you would like to have a chat with me, pop by my class afterschool on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
Hello! After teaching at Abbey for many years (from F2 to Year 6) I took on the role of Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) about 20 years ago. It has been a fascinating and challenging journey to investigate and explore barriers to children’s progress and plan ways to help and support them through their learning journey.
I hold the following qualifications which have developed my skills further.
- National SENCO Certificate
- Nurture Group Certificate
- Dyslexia Certificate accredited by Leicester University and the Dyslexia association
However, I learn something new every single day which deepens my understanding to support the decisions made for improving personalised learning.