Meet the PIT Stop Team
Miss Major - Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion)
Mrs Brooks - Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion)
Mrs T Penny - Pastoral Support Officer
Miss Withers - Pupil Support Lead
Mrs Hall - Pupil Support Lead & Attendance Officer
Ms Heselden - SENCO Assistant & Stepping Stones Lead Practitioner
Ms Heselden BA (HONS) Early Childhood Studies
Ms Heselden has worked at Midfield Primary School for many years in both the mainstream school as well as Tree House provision for children with complex needs. She has undertaken many roles, first as a Learning Support Assistant, then as a Professional Teaching Partner, next a Senior PTP but since 2022, she has taken on the role of SENCO Assistant and Stepping Stones Practitioner. Ms Heselden is trained in and consistently delivers high quality interventions to children with Education Health and Care plans and has expertise in adaptive teaching, utilising resources and visual prompts to create inclusive learning environments. She is a fully qualified Holistic Practitioner with a PDA Diploma. Ms Heselden makes sure that her delivery is bespoke to the individual, truly enabling them to make secure progress whilst maintaining high expectations, irrespective of their starting points.
In 2022, in addition to her role as SENCO Assistant, under supervision of the Assistant Headteachers for Inclusion, Ms Heselden commenced the role as lead Stepping Stones Practitioner; supporting children with complex needs in an adapted provision accessing a bespoke curriculum. Pupils are placed in this provision temporarily whilst awaiting placement in specialist settings but whilst in Stepping Stones, the provision creates a learning environment that is tailored to the needs of individuals and provides an opportunity to maximise progress against EHC targets during these childrens' short-time with us. The SEN Team including Ms Heselden, continue to work closely with Local Authority partners to ensure that this high quality and successful provision delivers strong outcomes.