Sir Alexander Fleming Primary has won the Nasen Award for Primary Provision of the Year and at the heart of its success are five rooms designed to meet the diverse needs of pupils. Lisa Pigg explains
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Sitting through another teaching conference and the same questions come up for the keynote speaker: “How do schools provide for children beyond the curriculum to support them socially, emotionally and mentally?”

I sit in these conferences and feel like I have imposter syndrome because I believe that our school does this well.

Five years ago, I walked into Sir Alexander Fleming in Telford and was shown to my “desk” in an office of four designated safeguarding leads in what is now our “Rainbow Room”. I was an aspiring SENCO, taking over the reins.

My imposter syndrome eased somewhat when Sir Alexander Fleming was named Primary Provision of the Year in the 2023 Nasen Awards. So what is it that I think makes our provision effective? Well, it is a tale of five rooms...

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