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Who's Who

My name is Mrs Partridge and I am Southwood’s Welfare Officer and Lead First Aider. My job is to support children with medical needs, administer first aid and wipe away the odd tear. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s health or medical needs, please make an appointment at the office to talk to me.



My name is Miss Tyler and I am Southwood’s Nurture Lead. Nurture is a group intervention for children that would benefit from additional social and emotional support. We offer a safe space for children to develop their self-esteem, practice communication skills and deal with significant changes that may be happening in their lives. If you think that your child would benefit from our Nurture group, please make an appointment at the office and I will be happy to meet you.


My name is Mrs Heggie and I am Southwood’s SENCO. I am here to support children with special educational needs and/ or disabilities. Please make an appointment at the office if you think that your child may have additional needs or require extra support.


My name is Miss Dobson and I am Southwood’s Thrive Mentor. So what is Thrive? Thrive is an intervention programme designed to help all children to develop their social and emotional well-being, enabling them to engage with life and learning. If you think Thrive would benefit your child, please come and speak to me on the playground or make an appointment with the office.


My name is Mrs Wiseman and I am Southwood’s Family and Pastoral Support Worker. I am here to offer support to families creating a link between home and school. I also run Southwood’s Parentgym programme which encourages children to be happy and confident. No problem is too big or too small to be discussed so please come and find me out in the playground before and after school.


My name is Mrs Overton and I am Lead HLTA in our Blossom Room. The Blossom Room is Southwood’s high needs provision for children who struggle to access their learning in the mainstream classroom.


My name is Mrs Lyons and I am Southwood’s HLTA for our children with English as an additionallanguage (EAL). I assess new children, run interventions and offer support in class. If your child is new to English and you think they may need some extra support, please come and speak to me.


My name is Mr O’Byrne and I am Southwood’s Social Inclusion Lead.