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St Gregory's Catholic Primary School Part of The Stella Maris Catholic Federation

Inclusion Team

Our school SENCO is Mrs Lucie Thornthwaite 


If you are worried about your child's progress in school, please speak to their class teacher in the first instance. However, Mrs Thornthwaite is able to discuss any worries or concerns you may have about your child's needs.

Tel: 01900 606050



Her role includes:

  • Supporting the identification of children with special educational needs.
  • Co-ordinating provision for children with SEN.
  • Liaising with parents of children with SEN.
  • Liaising with other providers, outside agencies, educational psychologists and external agencies.
  • Ensuring that the school keeps the records of all pupils with SEN up to date.   

Our school Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) is Miss Wilson


Miss Wilson is currently training to be an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) and delivers individual and small group interventions for issues such as friendship, social skills, emotional regulation and sensory. Miss Wilson also supports pupils in their transitions to and from school and for nurture time outside of the classroom.


Our school Counsellor is Mrs Debbie Johnston


Mrs Johnston offers support through one to one counselling sessions for a range of issues including trauma, bereavement and anxiety. Mrs Johnston uses tools such as sand tray therapy, play therapy and CBT and offers a safe space for children to discuss their worries.

If you would like your child referred to Mrs Johnston please contact Mrs Thornthwaite.


We also fortunate to work alongside Barnardo's Educational Mental Health Practitioners who deliver one to one and small group interventions.