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Rachel Bates

The Devonshire Hill Nursery and Primary School

Email: rachel.bates@devonshirehill.haringey.sch.uk

Phone:0208 808 2053

Key areas of expertise:

My specialism is in Inclusion and SEND. I have successfully led teachers, support staff and pastoral teams to work effectively with SEND pupils to ensure that they make sustained progress and achieve the best outcomes. I have worked creatively to provide practical solutions to supporting the increasing number of children with SEND in school, ensuring that their needs are met as fully as possible. This includes setting up a successful social communication class for Reception and KS1 and organising targeted SEND intervention across the school to ensure that the needs of all children on the SEND register are met.

In autumn 2018 I worked with another school in establishing systems to support SEND, safeguarding and pastoral support, which was recognised favourably in their most recent OFSTED inspection report. This involved providing CPD for teachers, modelling of interventions and the organisation of support staff.

I obtained the SENCo Accreditation in 2013 and NPQSL in 2017.

Key strengths:

  • Committed and passionate about inclusion and the successful outcomes for SEND and disadvantaged pupils.
  • Approachable and supportive, yet can hold others to account.
  • Ability to work productively and effectively with outside agencies.
  • Committed to life-long learning; every situation is an opportunity for building on professional development.
  • Trustworthy and sincere.
  • Great sense of humour!