Lesley Thompson



Special Educational Needs


Taught in mainstream primary from years 1-6 after qualifying as a teacher in 2002.

Experienced SENCO in a range of primary settings.

Led and managed an Enhanced Resource Provision for children with Communication and Interaction.

I am currently the Interim Head Teacher at Hob Moor Oaks Academy which is a special school.


ERP moved from being in special measures to Good by Ofsted and most recently has been accredited as a Centre of Excellence for SLCN.

Schools I have worked with are now effectively using recommended systems


Inclusive classroom training

Reducing anxiety in children

Supporting staff to unpick need

Reflective practice support

Supporting SENCOs with systems in schools

Developing new systems to meet the needs of the child and think creatively about provision

Autism, SCERTs and SLCN


SEN restructures in primary and secondary school.

Supported SENCOs and Heads in various school settings.

Supported schools and parents in setting up new SEN processes for whole school.


School to school support team


Peer reviews of SEN

What our supported schools have said

Lesley has helped our staff to reflect and find ways to adapt practice to make it work. We have lots of ideas that we are keen to try now.

It makes sense now! 


Worked as a Special Educational Needs Designated Officer (SENDO) for CYC.

Training for Schools Direct, Pathfinders and in schools.

Supported SENCOS in leading EHCP reviews and statutory paperwork systems in relation to children with SEND.

For an informal, no obligation conversation, contact Sarah Clarke, Director of Teaching School on 01904 528663 or via email s.clarke@eborhope-tsa.org.

Sarah will be pleased to discuss ways in which we can use our collective expertise to support your school.

School to School Support

Supporting other schools and colleagues is fundamental in sharing great practice and improving teaching, learning and outcomes.

National Leaders of Education

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