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Halina Connolly

Halina is an experienced and outstanding SENCo, currently working at Summer Lane Primary School. She has over 15 years teaching experience and has previously supported schools in Barnsley, Kirklees and Wakefield. Halina has extensive knowledge of the SEN Code of Practice and can quickly analyse and identify areas of strength and areas for school improvement. She has developed systems to centralised interventions across school and is able to assess their effectiveness; which has led to school improvement and had a positive impact on pupil progress. She has supported schools in developing their SEN policy, Local Offer, My Support Plans and in completing EHCP paperwork. Halina has lead staff meetings on Provision Mapping, SMART IEP’s, Attachment Difficulties in Children and Dealing with Challenging Behaviours. She is passionate about ensuring all disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils achieve the best outcomes possible through careful planning, differentiation and support.

Victoria Harrison