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Meet the Team
SEND & Inclusion Manager

Laura Thompson

I am responsible for overseeing and managing the provision of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) support, and inclusion.


I lead in developing and implementing the Local Authorities SEND and inclusion strategy, policies, and procedures to ensure high-quality provision of support for all children and young people across our islands.  I provide support and guidance, and commission training for staff to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge needed to meet the needs of children and young people, including those with SEND.

SEND Caseworker

Ulrike Duran

I work closely with children and young people with SEND and their families to understand their needs and required support.


I am responsible for coordinating Education, Health and Care assessments, plans and reviews. I will also coordinate various agency involvement whilst maintaining the focus on positive and beneficial support for children and young people with SEND and their families.

Family Information & Access Assistant

Julie Love

I am a Family Information and Access Assistant; my main role is to look after the Isles of Scilly Local Offer.

I help ensure that children, young people with SEND and their families have information about services available and how to access them, help set up opportunities for people to be involved and give feedback.  I also work with colleagues and services to ensure that the Isles of Scilly Local Offer is reviewed and kept up to date.   I also run the SENsational activities.

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Family Information & Access Assistant

Kate Seddon

I am a Family Information and Access Assistant; my main role is to look after Supported Internships and support young people in accessing the programme.


I am responsible for developing the Internships Work programme that offers young people aged 16-24 with SEND, the opportunity to access Supported Internship placements within mainstream businesses on the islands. I work with other organisations, charities and Local Authorities to provide excellent opportunities for local young people to develop the work based skills and experience needed to access employment.

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