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SEN/Assessment

Rachael Johnston

SLE Designated specialism: SEN/Assessment

Bottisham Community Primary School

rjohnston@bottisham.cambs.sch.uk

 

I currently hold the Deputy Head and SENCo position at Bottisham Community Primary School. With ten years of teaching experience across the primary age-range, the foundations for my own teaching practice stem from the ethos that children learn best in a safe and happy environment that seeks to inspire and challenge them in their learning and where their contributions are valued.

I have always maintained a strong focus for school improvement and have developed skills and knowledge in this area which have given me the opportunity to work to support others in developing their practice. I have been able to use the knowledge and skills I have developed in my own practice to effectively support the development of colleagues, both in my own school and in others.

I am particularly interested in methods to develop children’s engagement in their own learning through moving away from the use of ability groupings and the traditional view of differentiation, as well as the use of assessment for learning and effective feedback. I am also able to provide support with Special Educational Needs provision, whether at a whole school or individual level.