Melanie Knight

Current School:

Fonthill Primary School

Current position:

Inclusion leader, SENDCo, Reading Recovery teacher

Areas of expertise:

SEND – systems, processes and provision
Support for new SENDCos
Teaching and Learning, particularly around reading

Brief biography:

Melanie is an experienced SENCO and Inclusion leader and has a proven track record of supporting her own and other schools to develop best practises in SEND. This has included:

  • developing effective and efficient systems and processes to identify, record and monitor SEND
  • mapping provision to deliver support at Waves 2 and 3 to meet a wide range of pupil needs, including effective use of Pupil Premium funding at EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and applications for top-up funding
  • leading staff meetings and CPD

She has gained the National Award for SEND Co-ordination and the NPQSL. She was recognised by the national Shine a Light awards for her work in developing speech, language and communication practices.

Melanie is also a Reading Recovery teacher and leads on Every Child a Reader and the reading curriculum across the school. She has specialist knowledge about supporting children who are struggling to learn to read.

Melanie is solution-driven and can find a simple pathway through the most complex of situations.