SENDCo – Jade Matthes and Beth Makra

*Rachel Rigg (Acting SENCO) from April 2021


Jade Matthes

Jade has been working at Woodnewton for a number of years and as SENDCo for the last 2 years.  She enjoys working with the SEND team and supporting children to help them succeed no matter how complex their learning needs are.

Beth Makra

Beth has developed a keen interest in SEND after 5 years of teaching. She enjoys working alongside the SEND team and parents to ensure all children are reaching their potential.


Training as a dyslexia specialist, Rachel has had an interest in pupil support for some time and is working as acting SENDCo for the summer term at Woondnewton.


You can contact Rachel Rigg through the school office, by telephoning 01536 265173 or by e-mailing her directly at



Amy has been working at Woodnewton for 5 years. She feels that being part of the SEND team is a privilege and enjoys being a part of the support for children and their families.

Linda has worked at Woodnewton since 2011. She enjoys being part of the SEND team as it gives her the chance to really get to know the children which, in turn, helps to make a difference. Linda finds it really rewarding to help children find good in themselves and watch them grow, not only educationally but in confidence too.

Zoe has worked at Woodnewton for 5 years.  She is passionate about working in the SEND department and is our ELSA (Emotional Literacy Assistant). Her role is to help support the emotional development in the school.


Lynn has worked at Woodnewton for 19 years. She enjoys being part of the SEND team as she loves being able to help children, not only academically but socially and emotionally as well.

Sharon has worked at Woodnewton for over 11 years. She feels that working with children with special educational needs is so rewarding. She supports children in small groups and on a 1:1 basis, developing strong relationships with them and building their self-esteem.

Jayne has worked in the Academy for 11 years. She enjoys being part of the SEND team here and is really passionate about her role. She enjoys supporting children in their learning and enabling them to reach their full potential.