Downs Infant School

Our web address is www.downsinf.brighton-hove.sch .uk Telephone number 01273 099854

Special Educational Needs Team


Mr Jon Hughes, SENCo

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Contact Mr Hughes if you need help with Special Educational Needs.  Mr Hughes is also the Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs Lynn Day, SEN Team

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Mrs Day has expertise in supporting children with ASC, attachment difficulties and speech, language and communication needs.  She is whizz at developing visual resources and supports for children, and is familiar with a range of interventions. Mrs Day is part of the safeguarding team.




Mrs Lisa Baker, SEN Team

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Mrs Baker has a wealth of experience supporting children with SEND, including Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, speech and language needs and others.  She over-sees the library and many of our reading interventions.  She is trained to run nurture groups.  Mrs Baker is part of the safeguarding team.


Ms Bam Hyland, SEN Team

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Ms Hayland currently works in Reception supporting children with Down Syndrome.








Ms Caroline Nunneley, INA

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Ms Nunneley is a very experienced INA (individual needs assistant) with skills in supporting pupils with speech, language and communication needs. 

Miss Charlotte Hill, INA

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Miss Hill is trained in de-escalation and manual handling.  She has experience working with a range of SEN and is our 'communication champion'.


Miss Clare Kingan, INA

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Miss Kingan has particular experience supporting children with ASC.  Like others in the team she has a good use of makaton to support children

 Miss Kerri Briggs, SEN Team

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Miss Briggs currently works mainly in Year 1, and also across the school when needed.






Ms Tracey Parsons, SEN Team

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Ms Parsons has worked with children with physical disabilities and children with ASC.


Mr Nate Wren, SEN Team

Mr Wren works across the school with children with a variety of needs.