Meet the Inclusion Team

Mr Rosten-Smart – SENCO and Transition Coordinator

Hi, I’m Mr Rosten-Smart, I have worked at Polesworth for nearly 20 years. As well as being SENCO I am also in charge of Transition and I teach History and Politics. I love working in a school, no two days are the same and you can never quite predict how the day will go! Outside of school I enjoy going to the theatre, eating out and spending time with my family and friends.

Mrs Burton – SEN Teacher

Hello, I’m Mrs Burton the SEN teacher. My subject specialism is English.  My role includes teaching and supporting Year 7 students through the transition process from primary school, enabling them to become happy and confident secondary school learners.  I am passionate about supporting children and young people with additional needs to achieve the best possible outcomes. I believe that every student should be treated with kindness and be respected as an individual.  I am proud to work alongside Mr Rosten-Smart and the dedicated inclusion team as we strive to make Polesworth inclusive and welcoming for all.  Outside of school I enjoy travelling especially on cruise liners. I love to spend time with my family, eating out and visiting the theatre.

Mrs Smith – Inclusion Manager

I’m Mrs Smith,  Inclusion Manager and Specialist Assessor, supporting students with additional needs.  My role is both challenging and rewarding.  I am Currently in my 25th year working at The Polesworth school, which clearly indicates how much I enjoy my job and working with teenagers. I have 2 children who both attended this school, they are now adults, and I am blessed with a baby granddaughter.  My hobbies include swimming, cycling, and walking my dog. However, my favourite pastime is spending time with my family.

Mrs K Taylor – SEND Admin Support

Hi, I’m Kerri-Anne, the Inclusion Admin Assistant. I have been at The Polesworth School since 2020 and started here as an Exam Invigilator and COVID Tester. I enjoy working in the Inclusion Department with the variety and scope of my role. I love travelling and aim to visit every country.

Miss West – HLTA

I’m Emily West I’ve been at Polesworth for nearly 5 years. I am a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and work within the Inclusion department. It’s great working in a school because you get to be an important part of a students journey. watching them grow and succeed is amazing. In my spare time I love to cook and and visit National trust houses and gardens.

Miss Parker – Teaching Assistant

Hello, I’m Miss Parker. I have only very recently joined the Polesworth team as a Teaching Assistant but already I feel completely at home within this fantastic school.

Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and beautiful children.

‘You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.’ Dr Suess.

Mrs Cornock – Teaching Assistant

Hi my name is Mrs Cornock and I have worked as a Teaching Assistant at The Polesworth School since 2016.

I first became interested in education when my own children started school and I began to volunteer. I enjoyed it so much that my family suggested that I should become qualified and get a job doing something that I clearly love.

Outside school I enjoy gardening and country walks with friends and family.

Mrs Allbrighton – Teaching Assistant

My name is Mrs Allbrighton. I have worked at The Polesworth School in inclusion department since November 2020. I have always dreamt of working in Education and here I am. My motto of life is “Never Give Up On Your Dreams” because I didn’t 😊  I have got three children – two teenage boys and a younger girl and in my spare time, whenever I have any, I like to bake and absolutely love taking my daughter shopping and having a little coffee break.

Mrs Goddard – Teaching Assistant

Hello, my name is Mrs Goddard, I have worked at Polesworth since 2016. My favourite subjects are Science and History. I went to Polesworth as a student myself so I absolutely love being back here as my place of work. Outside of school I have a little boy, we enjoy weekends away, going to theme parks such as Legoland. My favourite place to go on holiday is Walt Disney world in Florida.

Mrs Turner – Teaching Assistant

My name is Helen Turner and I have been at the Polesworth school for seven years. I enjoy working with different students in all subjects.  I have three children who all went to this school.  In my free time I enjoy walking with my dogs, gardening and reading.

Mrs Colver – Teaching Assistant

Hi I’m Mrs Colver,  I have worked at polesworth for 16yrs  mainly in science,  then recently moving to the inclusion department as a TA. I enjoy my new role as no 2 days are ever the same.
Outside of school I like to spend time with family and friends.

Mrs Butler – Teaching Assistant

Miss Dodd – Teaching Assistant

I am passionate about education, and I thoroughly enjoy working alongside the wonderful children and staff at The Polesworth School. I attended university in Cambridge and graduated with a degree in History. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, I am particularly fond of the works of Virginia Woolf and Edgar Allen Poe.  I also enjoy visiting art galleries and museums.

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” – Socrates.