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.

Pupil Premium Funding Strategy

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals and those who are not by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per Free School Meals pupil, is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils in their care.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. Since September 2012, the Government has also required schools to publish online information about how they have used the Pupil Premium. This ensures that parents and others are made fully aware of the impact of the funding on the attainment and progress of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

Our Pupil Premium

In our Mission Statement we state that 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. Our use of the Pupil Premium helps us to ensure that our broad, balanced, creative curriculum and enrichment activities provide opportunities for all to achieve and succeed.

The Pupil Premium Grant

Ripple Primary School received a total of £385,440 in 2016-2017 from the Government as 34.3% of our pupils currently receive Free School Meals. This is well above the National Average. This compares to £429,100 in 2015-2016.

Below is a summary of how the Pupil Premium has been allocated during the current academic year to ensure that this funding has helped targeted pupils achieve their best. This grant is spent in different ways across the school. The main focus is on raising attainment and increasing pupil’s progress in their learning. The school also provides an extensive range of targeted and universal family support services. In addition to this the school offers a range of extracurricular enrichment activities aimed at providing both inspirational and aspirational opportunities for our children.

This has been achieved through a range of strategies and support including:

  • the Every Child a Reader initiative which includes Reading Recovery in Yr1 and also Better Reading Partners across KS1 and KS2.
  • additional teaching and non-teaching staff appointments to provide targeted interventions in literacy and numeracy, e.g. Toe-by-Toe, Numicon, Reading Stars.
  • universal family support initiatives, e.g. FAST (Families And Schools Together) programme, Incredible Years course.
  • targeted family support through our Family Support Workers and Youth Workers
  • extracurricular enrichment activities, including sports and music, where the school has achieved national success and recognition, e.g. cricket and football teams playing in competitive finals at Lords and at Anfield (not bad for a school with no grass or pitches), the samba drummers performing at the Royal Albert Hall three times, representing the UK at the International Children’s Festival in Fethiye, Turkey and performing by invitation in the 2015 and 2016 Notting Hill Carnival parades.

The Impact of the Pupil Premium

Our most recent Ofsted inspection (May 2016) noted that:

 “Pupil premium funding has been used effectively to narrow gaps between the progress attainment of disadvantaged pupils and others. Where gaps exist, they are closing rapidly. This reflects the school’s commitment to equality of opportunity.”


“Governors ensure that the school meets all its statutory requirements. They monitor the impact of spending on key groups of pupils within the school and make sure that pupil premium funding is used effectively to close gaps in achievement.”

Between 2013 and 2015 the gap between our Pupil Premium children and the National Non Pupil Premium children has narrowed in all areas and has exceeded National Pupil Premium in most areas. The graphs on the following document illustrate this very clearly:

The school’s Pupil Premium Champion (Roger Mitchell) and Link Governor (Jade Brindley) monitor the impact of the school’s Pupil Premium spending on a termly basis. At these meetings, the school’s termly assessment data is used to monitor the in year progress for Pupil Premium children as compared to the full cohort.

The next full review of Pupil Premium will be undertaken by the school in November 2017.



Dear Parents and Carers

Ripple Primary School now offers the opportunity to purchase your school uniform online. It’s called UniformEasy.

UniformEasy is the easy way to buy your uniform. “In association with Tesco, UniformEasy makes dealing with school uniform hassle-free. Approved by the school and embroidered in the UK, the items are purchased online. The school also gets a 5% donation on every sale.” Click here to buy your uniform, the UniformEasy way.

Parents are asked to send their children to school in school uniform. If this is not possible then we ask that children attend in clothes that match the school colours of navy blue, white and grey.

The aim is to provide a positive attitude towards school as well as saving parents the expense of keeping up with every change of fashion.

All clothing should be clearly named. This is most important as it helps lost items to be reunited with their owners.

The following clothing is suggested.


  • Skirt / Trousers – Grey
  • Blouse / Shirt – White
  • Jumper / Cardigan – Plain navy / School logo
  • Sweatshirt / Sweatshirt cardigan – Plain navy / School logo
  • Sensible, dark low-heeled shoes
  • No jeans or tracksuits – save these for non-uniform days

Boy Uniform      Girl Uniform


  • Skirt / Trousers – Grey
  • Blouse / Shirt – White
  • Jumper / Cardigan – Plain navy / School logo
  • Sweatshirt / Sweatshirt cardigan – Plain navy / School logo
  • Blouse / Shirt short sleeved – White
  • Polo Shirt – Plain White / School logo
  • Short trousers – Grey
  • Blue & white check dress
  • Sensible, dark low-heeled shoes, sandals with ankle straps, no flip flops
  • No nylon or football shorts

(Photos to be added in Summer)

P.E. Kit

This must be kept in a drawstring bag clearly marked with the child’s name and class.

P.E. bags can be purchased at the School Office.

  • T-shirt (school logo)
  • Shorts, preferably navy
  • P.E. shoes (for outdoor work)

Children are required to work in bare feet for indoor P.E. unless receiving treatment for foot infections, in which case a note will be required and reference will be made to the school nurse if necessary.

A tracksuit should be worn for outdoor work in winter.

P.E. kits should be taken home at least weekly for washing and always at the end of term.

Art and Craft

Please provide your child with some sort of protective clothing. This may be a cut down shirt, or an overall may be purchased from the school uniform suppliers.


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.