Name: Mrs Clare Roddis
School: Ballifield Primary School, Handsworth Grange Road, Sheffield, S13 9HH
Locality: Locality D
Family of Schools: Handsworth Grange Family of Schools
Role: Assistant Head Teacher and SENCO.
Background: SENCO at Ballifield Primary for 6 years and assistant head for 1 year | Teacher at Ballifield for 16 years | An outstanding Year 6 teacher.
Specialist Area(s): SEND
Additional Information: Completed National Award for SEN Co-ordination in May 2012 | Recently completed an action research project on the effective use of pupil premium with 10 other Sheffield schools and the National Education Trust. The report has recently been published and sent to all Sheffield schools and a number of influential figures in education | Experience of supporting a number of teachers and TAs to improve their classroom practice and provision for SEND pupils | Established a Nurture group in school, which has now been running for 4 years and is regarded as an example of good practice across the city.
Interesting Fact: Clare has one daughter and her favourite place is St Ives in Cornwall.