St Paul's C of E Primary School

St Pauls Church of England Gloucester

Reducing Barriers to Learning

Our SIAMS inspection in 2015 stated that:

The Headteacher’s vision for the school as a distinctive, effective, inclusive and transformational community ensures that the needs of each person, viewed as a unique individual, are met.

At St Paul’s, we passionately believe that all of our children should be able to reach their fullest potential, regardless of their circumstances, race, gender or ability and inclusion is at the heart of everything we do.

We have a great team of staff, each supporting you and your child in order to reduce barriers to learning. Follow the links to find out how they can work with you and your child.


Claire BrindleyLeader of Inclusion and Equality

Claire is the Senior Leader responsible for the attainment and progress of all of our vulnerable groups.  This includes working with children and familes who are in receipt of the pupil premium funding or those with English as an additional language.

Helen Thackeray - SENDCo

Helen is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator.   Helen oversees the day-to-day operation of the school's SEN policy, supporting the identification of children with special educational needs. She supports class teachers in planning for children with SEND and ensures that the school keeps the records of all pupils with SEN up to date.

Emmajane Green - Nurture Group Lead

Emmajane runs our nurture group. She works with children who may need a little extra help to develop their social, emotional or behaviour skills. 

Jackie Geatches - Family Support

Jackie liases with and supports parents, providing information about how to support their child at school. She also provides pastoral support for parents and can help with issues such as parenting, housing, attendance, debt management amongst others.


Ruth Fitter - Inclusion Governor

The RBL team are responsible for looking after the learning and progress of:

- Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

- Pupils with temporary or long-term medical needs

- Pupils who are in the care of Gloucestershire or neighbouring local authorities

- Pupils who are under the support of Social Services


The team provide advice and/or work alongside GFAPS (Gloucester and Forest Alternative Provision School) in supporting children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties to ensure that these children are able to access a mainstream curriculum at St Paul's or receive off-site provision at the GFAPS base. 


You can find out more about how we support children with SEND on our SEND Local Offer page.