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The SEN Team

Special Education Needs (SEN) Team

The SEN Team is responsible for the delivery of some of the statutory duties of Shropshire Council with regard to special educational needs and/or disability (SEND) for children and young people aged 0 to 25. The team works collaboratively with colleagues across education, health and social care, parent carers, young people and with the voluntary sector with the aim of improving outcomes for Shropshire children and young people with SEND. 

Who is in the SEN Team

Julia Dean - Service Manager - 01743 254563
Julie Farebrother - Admin Manager - 01743 254502
Gemma Breckell - Development Officer - 01743 254286
Samantha Cain - LAC Case Co-ordinator - 01743 254522                 
Ricki Foxall - Admin Assistant - 01743 254366
Laura Hayward - Admin Assistant - 01743 254267

Early Years (Birth – Year 1)
Sue Carroll - Early Years Lead - 01743 254242
Judith Pilkington - Early Years Intervention Officer - 01743 254287
Abi Pemberton - Case Co-ordinator - 01743 254304
Catherine Jones - Case Co-ordinator - 01743 254769

Primary (Year 2 – Year 6)
Samantha Edwards - Case Manager - 01743 254323
Jackie Cheng - Case Co-ordinator - 01743 254266

Secondary (Year 7 – Year 10)
Julie Griffiths - Case Manager - 01743 254362
Clare Morris - Case Co-ordinator - 01743 254389

Post 16 (Year 11 +)
Sarah Sweeney - Senior Transition Officer - 01743 254359
Jacqui Formstone - Transition Officer - 01743 254395
Rachel Dams - Transition Officer - 01743 254568
Fay Rayward - Case Co-ordinator  - 01743 254513
Sarah Castle - Case Co-ordinator - 01743 254395

Questions about annual reviews

Ricki Foxall – Admin Assistant - 01743 254366 or SENAnnualReviews@shropshire.gov.uk

Questions about EHC assessments

SEN Case Co-ordinators are the first point of contact to provide support regarding a child/young person's EHC assessment:

  • Early Years (0 - Yr 1) – Abi Pemberton / Catherine Jones - 01743 254304/254769
  • Primary (Yr 2 – Yr 6) – Jackie Cheng - 01743 254266
  • Secondary (Yr 7 – Yr 10) Clare Morris - 01743 254389
  • Post-16 – Fay Rayward / Sarah Castle - 01743 254513/01743 254395
  • Looked-after children (LAC) – Samantha Cain - 01743 254522

Queries about the move from Early Years to primary school

Sue Carroll – SEND Early Years lead officer – 01743 254242

Sue provides SEN casework to support families and providers, particularly regarding the assessment process.

Queries about the move from primary school to secondary school

SEN Team - 01743 254502 / 01743 254286

Queries about the move from secondary school to post-16 provision

SEN Team – 01743 254513 / 01743 254395

Queries about the Local Offer

Gemma Breckell - SEN Development Officer - 01743 254286 gemma.breckell@shropshire.gov.uk

In order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) the SEN Team have a privacy notice.