Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
and The Local Offer at Abacus
Introducing our new SENCo/Deputy Head Mrs Crouch
Firstly, please allow me to introduce myself – I am Mrs Crouch and I am the new Deputy Head and SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator). I am a 4th generation local girl, attending North Crescent Primary School in the late 70s/early 80s, my mum being in the first intake to attend Beauchamps Secondary School upon its opening in 1959 and my great grandfather being the ‘village bobby’ in Crays Hill back in the early 1900s! I qualified as a teacher way back in 1996, starting my career at Wickford Junior School and having worked in Rayleigh, Brentwood, Benfleet and Thurrock over the last 25 ½ years before coming full circle to return to Wickford to continue my career at Abacus.
On a personal level, I have one husband, two children (a daughter aged 22 & a son of 19), one cat & one dog…but a class of 30 is still easier to manage than being a wife & mum! However, as a result I like to think that I am sympathetic to the worries and concerns of parents so please feel free to contact me if you believe I can help alleviate any that you may have. I am in school full time, working Monday to Friday. SENCo Surgeries are still being held - an appointment can be booked in the usual manner via the office but please speak to a member of the office staff if you wish to speak or meet with me sooner.
I have already been made to feel very welcome by the staff and children at Abacus and am really looking forward to working with you all.
With kind regards Mrs Crouch
What is the 'Local Offer'?
It provides information for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and their parents or carers in a single place.
Our Local Offer
Click to find out more details on our Local Offer
Our Special Educational Needs & Disability Policy can also be read here:
SEN & Disability Policy
Our Accessibility Plan can be read here:
Flyers for Family Support Groups
Friday SEN Forum
Occupational Therapy Help Flyer
The Essex SENDIASS is a confidential and impartial information, advice and support service on issues related to special educational needs and disability (SEND). It is free and easy to access. Please see details in their leaflet below.
Essex SENDIASS information leaflet
A family guide from Snap for families who have children with special needs.
A guide to help with lots of ideas for home learning that may suit your child better e.g. life skills and practical activities. However please just let us know if your child is having difficulty accessing the remote learning provided as we can make adaptations for you.