Queen'scroft High School

inclusion & Family support team

how the inclusion and family support team can help & support families 

Our Inclusion and Family Support Team are a very welcoming, non-judgmental, and friendly bunch of people (just like the rest of our staff!)

They provide families at Queen's Croft with a wealth of advice, support, guidance, and signposting to key services in relation to health, social care and attendance related matters. Whilst not an exhaustive list the team can offer support to families on some of the following matters:

  • Supporting with your child’s attendance in school
  • Referrals to key services such as Early Help Practitioners, Learning Disability Team
  • Welfare checks on students and families
  • Bereavement support 
  • Support with housing and/or benefit applications
  • Provided resources and training for parents to support with communication at home e.g. PEC, Makaton
  • Liaison with external agencies such as the Education Welfare Officer (EWO), Virtual School Headteacher, Social Workers
  • Co-ordinate health-care plans if your child has complex health-care needs
  • And much more!!!

Who are the team?


Rachel Bird - Assistant Headteacher (Designated Safeguarding Lead) Inclusion & Family Support 

Key areas of expertise include: 

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
  • Pupil Premium
  • Designated Teacher for Looked After Children (LAC) and Post Looked After Children (PLAC)



Sue Hewitt - Inclusion & Family Support Practitioner (Attendance)

Key areas of expertise include:

  • Support with your child's attendance
  • Welfare checks
  • Educational visits 



Gemma Wittenberg- Inclusion & Family Support Practitioner (Communication)

Key areas of expertise include:

  • Speech, Language and Communication
  • Groups and interventions: zones of regulation, girls group
  • Makaton Tutor



Jenny & Melissa - NHS School Nursing Team (Medical)

 Key areas of expertise include:

  • Health & care needs, including plans
  • Medical advice, support and guidance
  • Training staff on medical needs of our students