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.

Mr Hobson – Deputy SENCO

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.

Mrs Wright – Teaching Assistant

Hi, I’m Mrs Carol Wright, I have worked at Polesworth as a Teaching Assistant for 7 years.

Outside of school I like to travel and walk, often combining both. I love the theatre and listening to live bands.

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 Bassford – Teaching Assistant

Hi, I am Mrs. Bassford and have been a teaching assistant at the Polesworth School since 2009. I love supporting the students, at Polesworth, and enabling them to realise their potential. I have an absolute passion for Maths, and enjoy studying Maths outside of school, when I’m not otherwise busy, spending time with my family.

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.

Miss Davies – Teaching Assistant

Hi I’m Miss Davies, I am a teaching assistant here at Polesworth and a sociology graduate from Loughborough University. As a previous student of Polesworth, I have a deep love for this school and have found it so rewarding to work with the amazing inclusion team here and meet such vibrant children. Outside of work I enjoy listening to music and socialising with friends and family.

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

Hi, my name is Mrs Butler.  I have recently joined the inclusion team at The Polesworth School, and it has been one of the best decision I’ve ever made. I have been qualified to work within school settings with children and young adults for over 20 years.

I really enjoy Religious Studies and History. I am fluent in Greek and have a Degree in Youth and Community Work that I studied at De Montfort  University. This gave me a huge passion to work within schools.

I have three children (who keep me very busy) I love seeing musicals, socialising with family and friends, and love music and animals.

Mrs Smythe – Teaching Assistant

I joined the inclusion team at Polesworth in November and enjoy helping and supporting children across the school to achieve to the best of their own individual abilities. I really enjoy working within the team and getting to know the children. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with family/friends and taking my dog on long country walks!