My name is Laura Brookes and I am very pleased to be able to introduce myself as the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) at Peel Common Junior School. I have been teaching for 15 years and prior to starting here, I was Deputy Headteacher and Inclusion Manager/SENCo at two very different schools. 

I believe passionately in the right of all children to be safe, happy and to be supported to achieve the very best they can, to have high aspirations and to ultimately lead successful lives.

An absolutely key part of my role within the school is coordinating the provision of our children with special educational needs and those of some of our more vulnerable children. Good communication is vital in this and it is very important to me to get to know parents and to work closely alongside you - with this in mind, please do get in touch if you have any worries or concerns, or if you just want to talk something through or ask for advice. I am a parent myself, with a young daughter and so know all about the thrills and the challenges that parenthood brings!

Please do come and introduce yourself - it would be great  to meet as many of you as possible!