Meet the Inclusion Team
Head of Inclusion
As the Head of Inclusion at South View School, I am extremely proud of the progress that all our students have made this academic year. Progress is not just seen academically, but socially and emotionally, particularly during the pandemic. I am delighted to be part of an inclusive school where all students are treated as valued members of the school community.
The Inclusion Department is embarking on an exciting journey of growth for the next academic year, expanding our abilities to be able to provide a strong system of support for all students. This will include our English as an Additional Language provision and our Most Able, Gifted and Talented Provision. I am also extremely excited to support our newly appointed Whole School Counsellor as she establishes the school’s Counselling Department, a service that will be available for students, parents and staff.
I operate an ‘open door’ policy with everyone I work with and welcome parents to contact me directly if they ever have any concerns they wish to discuss.
Danielle Mc Hugh
Primary School SENCo
My name is Danielle Mc Hugh and I’ve worked as a SENCo in Southview School for the past two years, previous to this I worked in both inclusion and mainstream school settings in Ireland. I am looking forward to working with a growing inclusion team next year and sharing best practices to continue and develop the learning provision at our school.
EYFS Inclusion Teacher
My name is Kathleen Smith and I have worked as a Foundation Stage teacher at SVS for 3 years. One of the greatest privileges of being an FS teacher is seeing the progress children make and supporting their development in all areas of the EYFS curriculum. I am very much looking forward to continuing this next year as the EYFS Inclusion Teacher.
Secondary Inclusion Lead
I am honoured to be South View School’s Secondary Inclusion Teacher and I am very excited to embark on this role. I have had the privilege of supporting students for over 15 years, working in the field of Inclusion. Being a dyslexic learner myself, I can fully understand the hardships and emotional difficulties students with a learning barrier face daily. Therefore, my vision is to compose a safe, supportive environment for all secondary inclusion students, to empower them to express creativity and thrive in their own unique learning style, so they may achieve their full potential.