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Inclusion Team

The Inclusion Team

Newly formed in January 2022, the Inclusion Team comprises of:

Mrs Vinnicombe – Assistant Headteacher
Mrs Rowan – Inclusion Manager
Mrs Jones – Learning Mentor

Mrs Hammond – Child and Family Support worker


This page will be regularly updated with useful information, links and resources.  

We are committed to ensuring all children, regardless of their differences, have access to first quality teaching and become independent and successful learners. We are passionate about developing self-awareness, resilience, self-belief, and a growth mind-set in all our children.

The team works closely with all staff to ensure that any barriers to learning are identified, and appropriate support is offered. Working closely with our children and parents helps us to develop a real understanding of each child and their individual needs.

Contact us

If you have any concerns about your child, please do speak to a member of the Inclusion Team and we will be more than happy to try and help.


Mrs Vinnicombe:

Mrs Rowan:

Mrs Jones:

Mrs Hammond:

Support for Parents of Pupils with SEND

Click the links below for weblinks and information regarding SEND:

SAFE | Supporting Asperger Families in Essex (

SNAP Charity

Young Carers

At Edward Francis we are committed to continually developing our provision for Young Carers and their families.

We are currently working towards our Bronze young carers award.

How we will achieve this:

·We will ensure that the whole school is committed to meeting the needs of Young Carers so that they can attend and enjoy school in the same way as other pupils and achieve their potential.

·We have appointed Mrs Vinnicombe as the Senior Leadership Team Lead. Mrs Jones and Mrs Hammond have been appointed as Young Carers leads and take responsibility for young carers within Edward Francis and their families. 

·The school has implemented an effective internal referral system and have strong partnerships in place with relevant external agencies, including SCAFT and Essex Young Carers

·Information will only be shared with external agencies and professionals on a need to know basis in order to maximise the level of support Young Carers and their families receive.

·We will seek feedback from our young carers and their families to ensure their needs are met and appropriate support is provided.

·The school will use Pupil Premium funding to minimise any barriers to education and learning experienced by eligible young carers.


We will strive to achieve best practice for students and families in our school in order to provide them with the best chance of success in their future.


Information and resources for Young Carers and their families:



If you think your child is a young carer,

please contact Mrs Hammond or Mrs Jones.

Young Carers

Senior Leadership Team Lead:

Mrs Vinnicombe