Inclusion Information

SENCO name and contact details

Mrs Sue Watson – Assistant Head / Learning Support Co-ordinator

To make an appointment with the school’s Learning Support Co-ordinator please telephone the school office on 020 8270 4670 and speak to Ms Julia Woodstock,  Admin Assistant Learning Support.

Learning Support Team Information

Mrs Sue Watson Bachelor of Education / Master of Arts (Special Educational Needs / ESSEL (Speech Language and Communication) / Enhanced Autism Awareness / TEACCH Training
Miss Jennifer Barlex CertEd / Reading Recovery Trained
Mrs Sarah Barbet-Sawyer GTP / Reading Recovery Trained
Mrs Naheed Taslim PGCE / Reading Recovery Trained
Mrs Lesley Bennett NVQ Level 2
TA Training Use of the communication table / communicate in print transition books / guided reading training / phonics training / Integris training / leading a group intervention / child protection training / better reading partners training / delivering maths intervention training / autism awareness / delivering speech link groups / precision testing.

The Role of Parents

The SEN Code of Practice states that schools should work in partnership with parents in addressing the special needs of pupils within the school.

It is vital that parents work closely with the school in order for the pupil to achieve their learning potential.  Parents are responsible for communicating effectively with the school and with the SEN professionals in order to support their child’s education.  They should alert the school to concerns and relevant information relating to their child’s needs and fulfil their obligations to support their child.

Parents are invited to attend meetings to discuss their child’s progress.  These meetings will give you the chance to contribute about the current provision in place to make sure that it is still appropriate.

Useful Contacts

The Community Educational Psychology Service: Roycraft House, 15 Linton Road, Barking, IG11 8HE – Telephone: 020 8270 6900

The Child Development Team: The Child and Family Centre, 79 Axe Street, Barking, IG11 7LZ – Telephone: 020 8522 9609

The Speech and Language Therapy Team: The Child and Family Centre, 79 Axe Street, Barking, IG11 7LY – Telephone: 0208 522 9625

Parents in Partnership: Carers of Barking and Dagenham, 334 Heathway, Dagenham, RM10 8NJ – Phone: 020 8593 4422

The Sycamore Trust: 27-29 Woodward Road, Dagenham, RM9 4SJ – Telephone: 020 8517 9317 / 020 8262 5330

The Heathway Centre: 512a The Heathway, Dagenham, RM10 7SJ – Telephone: 020 8227 5500

LA’s Local Offer for SEND

How the GB will deal with any SEND complaints

All complaints will be dealt with through the Schools Standard Complaint Policy.

The Acorns ARP (Additional Resource Provision)

The Acorns is part of Ripple Primary School and is located at the Westbury Site.

It is a small preventative, child-centred behaviour provision working to promote the inclusion of young children who have been identified as at risk of educational and/or social exclusion. It works with Schools and Parents/Carers of pupils who show significant and enduring emotional, social and behavioural difficulties, both in school and at home, which are interfering with their learning and relationships.

The focus of this support are vulnerable pupils in the lower end of the Primary Phase. The needs of ‘looked after’ children are prioritised, and pupils with Educational Health Care Plans (EHC) in this age group who meet our criteria can also be referred for support at The Acorns.

The Acorns has an experienced multi-disciplinary team of Teachers, Nursery Nurses/Support Assistants and Educational Psychologist.

The Team provide individually tailored, intensive, joint school/home packages of support for up to 12 vulnerable young children, their families and schools from across the Borough. The support package lasts for approximately one year and the aim is to help each pupil, their family and school overcome the difficulties they are experiencing, and for the child to enjoy success and return in their mainstream school.

London Marathon 2015

Good luck to the London Marathon Runners on Sunday – Especially Mr. Mitchell’s brother in law Mark (pictured here) and Saif Khan’s Dad. Shaif is in 4CA at the Suffolk Road site.

Moore Family Foundation Launches at Ripple Primary

On Tuesday, 9th December 2014 Matt Jarvis and Roberta Moore visited Ripple Primary School, Bobby Moore’s primary school, to launch the Moore Family Foundation.

West Ham United’s new principal charity, the Moore Family Foundation, is now officially up and running following a lively launch event at Ripple Primary School, the very place that Bobby Moore once attended.

Community Sports Trust patron Matt Jarvis and founder Roberta Moore, daughter of Bobby Moore, were on hand to give the charity lift off, together with some 90 year six pupils and the Foundation’s many key partners.

Read more about the launch event at:


Roberta, her son Freddie and niece Poppy with Matt Jarvis at the launch

Mission Statement

At Ripple Primary School we are proud to provide a safe, stimulating and inclusive learning environment where every member of our community is valued and respected. We listen to each other and every voice is heard.

Our broad, balanced, creative curriculum and enrichment activities provide opportunities for all to achieve and succeed.

We celebrate our achievements, differences and cultural diversity. Together we take pride in making a positive contribution to our school and the wider community.