Downs Infant School

Our web address is www.downsinf.brighton-hove.sch .uk

Special Educational Needs Team


Mr Jon Hughes, SENCo

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Contact Mr Hughes if you need help with Special Educational Needs.  His SENCo days are Mon-Thursday.

Mrs Lynn Day, SEN Team

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Mrs Day has expertise in supporting children with ASC, attachment difficulties and speech, language and communication needs.  She is whizz at developing visual resources and supports for children, and is familiar with a range of interventions. 




Mrs Lisa Baker, SEN Team

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Mrs Baker has a wealth of experience supporting children with SEND, including Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, speech and language needs and others.  She over-sees the library and many of our reading interventions.  She is trained to run nurture groups.


Mrs Louise Farquarson (Mrs F), INA and SEN Team

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Mrs F has experience supporting children with Downs Syndrome, and providing literacy interventions.  She has an interest in child mental health and wellbeing.  




Ms Caroline Nunneley, INA

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Ms Nunneley is a very experienced INA (individual needs assistant) with skills in supporting pupils with speech, language and communication needs. 

Miss Charlotte Hill, INA

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Miss Hill is trained in de-escalation and manual handling.  She has experience working with a range of SEN and is our 'communication champion'.


Miss Clare Kingan, INA

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Miss Kingan has particular experience supporting children with ASC.  Like others in the team she has a good use of makaton to support children



Mrs Samantha Wootton, SEN Team

Mrs Wootton supports on a range of needs.