People who help us
Faye Poole - Educational Psychologist (EP) - Hartlepool
Hello, my name is Faye and I am an Educational Psychologist,
Within my role I work within your school and the wider community, through applying Psychology to support children, young people and their families.
I can work at different levels, including:
- With individual children and young people.
- With groups of people, for example a multi-agency team or a group of school staff.
- With wider systems within school.
At each of these levels, I can provide:
Stacy Vayro - Portage Education Worker
Hello, my name is Stacey and I am a Portage worker.
Portage is a home visiting early learning support service for preschool children who have complex developmental needs and their families.
I work alongside staff in Bluebell Meadows Primary School and all the other professionals who may be involved with our children, to help achieve a successful transition into nursery.
Janet Kitching - Habilitation Specialist
I am a Habilitation Specialist, employed by Guide Dogs who work with Durham County Council sensory services to provide support to children and young people in County Durham who have vision impairments. My colleague Zoe Clayton works mostly in the North of the county to provide the same service.
Bluebell Meadow have had involvement from Habilitation Specialists for several years. We work directly with children with vision impairments, with their peers to raise awareness and with school staff.
Habilitation Specialists work with children and young people who have vision impairments to develop their mobility and independence skills using alternative strategies, to enable them to be as independent as possible, and help them to be socially included. More information can be found here: https://habilitationviuk.org.uk/what-is-habilitation/.
Yvonne Galloway - Qualified Teacher of Children and Young People with Vision Impairment
Richard Parker - Educational Psychologist (EP) - Durham
Claire Pendleton - Speech and Language Therapist (SALT)