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Amy Rhodes - SENCo


It has always been really important to me that children enjoy their learning and whether I am teaching a nursery class or children in Key Stage 2, I specialise in using creative approaches to make this happen. Since 2013 when I became SENCo I have experienced success in supporting children with a number of challenges and I am passionate about working in partnership with families to improve the learning experiences of our most vulnerable children.

I trained as a music specialist, primary school teacher in Exeter and completed my PGCE (teaching qualification) and then Masters of Education (M.Ed) in 2010. I decided to move from my home county of Hampshire to be with my partner and now I consider the lovely town of Scarborough to be my home. After spending six years teaching in a rural school community I am excited about bringing new ideas to Gladstone Road School whilst also learning from my new colleagues.

In my own time I enjoy reading, drawing, crochet and playing computer games or pottering around my allotment where I grow my own vegetables (when my staffie isn’t eating all of my plants). I also enjoy cooking but my baking isn’t yet ready for public consumption!





Ela Buch – SENCo Support Assistant

I studied Education in the scope of Protective Pedagogy (Safeguarding, Pupil Welfare, Special Educational Needs and Teaching) and completed my 5 year Masters Degree in this field. After qualifying, I supported children with a variety of additional needs, including those with dyslexia, challenging behaviour, anxiety, gifted & talented pupils and those with communication difficulties in Poland.

I started at Gladstone Road Primary School in October 2010 supporting children with English as an Additional Language. During this time, I developed assessment procedures, teaching programmes, support for parents and an after school club for Polish children. I have also worked as a classroom teaching assistant, taught phonics to a group of children, supported children with social and emotional needs and currently help to run Breakfast Club. I am now part of the Inclusion Team supporting Special Educational Needs.

In my spare time, I enjoy painting and ink drawing.

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