Meet the Team

Provision for SEND: Meet the Team

We are proud of the support we provide for children and families at Blakehill Primary School and we would like to introduce you to our team. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our provision. You can do this by calling the school on 01274 414355 or by emailing us at 

Mrs Gould - Assistant Headteacher and Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCO)  

Rachel Gould - Assistant Headteacher - SENDCO and lead of Pastoral Care.

I began my Blakehill journey in 2012 when I started as a Year 1 teacher. Since then I have worked in all year groups across both key stages and enjoyed every minute of it! This is the second school that I have taught in but one I wish to stay at for years to come. The school feels like a second to family to me and I enjoy everyday that I spend here.  I love everything about this school and its community: the child and the parents are a pleasure to work with.  No matter which year group that have worked in, the children have been hard working and enthusiastic to learn. 

In my role as Assistant Headteacher and lead of Special Educational Needs and Pastoral Care, I work with our wonderful staff to create a place that children enjoy coming to, where they develop a love for learning, feel safe and valued. I work with a large number of families and offer support to both children and their parents.

We have developed a fantastic team in SEN and Pastoral care where I get to work alongside other adults who share the same passion as myself for supporting our families and children who need additional support or provision.

Mrs Pinder - Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCO)  

Mrs. Pinder - SENDCO 

I started at Blakehill Primary in September 2000 and am very proud to be part of the Blakehill family and the SEN Team. During the twenty years I have been here, I have taught in Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3. This year I am back in Reception class and loving every minute! I have been SENDCO at Blakehill for fifteen years and am passionate about providing the best possible education for all of our children. Nowhere is the Blakehill motto of ‘Together we can’ more fitting than in the world of Special Educational Needs and we really value the importance of working together with our children, parents and outside agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes and experiences for all pupils. It is a pleasure to be part of such a hard working and dedicated team. 

Mrs. Bottomley - Learning Mentor 
Mrs. Potter - SEN Support
Mrs. Marsay - SEN Support 
Mrs. Head- SEN Support