SEND and Inclusion
Ben Gorner PatelDSL/SENDCo/Acting Deputy Headteacher
Ben Gorner Patel
Naomi PalmerCommunity Liaison Officer and DDSL
Naomi joined Peter Hills in 2017 and is a valued member of the Inclusion Team. She has strong links with our community and goes above and beyond to support families connecting with local services. Her tenacity is an asset to be admired.
What is your educational background
I studied at Blackheath Bluecoats C of E School and left with VERY average grades (work hard at school kids!). I diligently set about undoing my misspent youth, reentering education and eventually retraining as a Psychodynamic Therapist. Â
What skills and talents do you bring to Peter Hills
I'm good at solving problems, an empowerer, a great listener, with a deep desire to help make a difference to the lives of others. I can help you with any worries you may have in relation to your child's education, behaviour and wellbeing. I am a great advocate for parents, I'm tenacious and dig deep and offer practical, and emotional support to help children and families reach their full potential. I will work with you in order to work through any barriers to getting your children to school on time and regularly! Â
Children should be seen and not heard Â Not on your nelly! My therapeutic core is always at the heart of what I do and I offer a safe space for children to explore their thoughts, feelings and experiences, no matter how big or small, Â my door is always open
When you're not at school what do you enjoy doing
I'm a real fan of music and festivals and given the time and opportunity I would spend most of my free time at one!
Jackie TaylorMaths Interventions
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
At Peter Hills, we value the achievements and abilities of all pupils. We ensure that SEND pupils receive the same curriculum offer as their peers. To understand how access to the curriculum is enabled for SEND pupils, please spend a moment viewing our SEND information video.