Marsden Community Primary School

Children, Parents and Community Team

At Marsden Community Primary School we want to make sure that children are happy, secure and successful. Sometimes children or their families need extra help to make sure of this. There is a team of adults within school who organise and provide additional support for parents, carers and children, ensuring the best provision for all.

Inclusion Manager

Mrs Rachel Alker is our school Inclusion Manager and SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and DisabilitiesCo-ordinator). She works closely with your child’s teacher to track your child’s progress in school and organise extra support if your child is experiencing difficulties. This support may be provided by adults in school or specialists from outside of school such as Speech and Language Therapists. If you think your child may need additional support or you are worried about your child’s progress please talk to the class teacher or Mrs Alker.
Mrs Alker can be contacted on 01282 612769

Mrs Rachel Alker

Parent Support Advisor

Mrs Shazia Butt provides a range of support for our families including: benefit and welfare advice; information and guidance on a range of issues affecting family life; attending meetings with parents; expressing parent’s viewpoint and questions to the school. Mrs Butt also leads and facilitates our adult learning opportunities and parent workshops.

Mrs Shazia Butt

Education and Parent Advisors

Mrs Christine Morris

Mrs Louise Bradley

Mrs Christine Morris and Mrs Louise Bradley assist our parents in a number of different ways: they meet with parents who have children with special educational needs, disabilities or medical requirements; they support parents in accessing additional services for their child; they co-ordinate provisions and services to best meet the needs of children; they also help parents in understanding professional letters, referrals and completing forms.

Learning Mentors

Mr Ayub Malik

Mrs Saira Rashid


Mr Ayub Malik and Mrs Saira Rashid work with children who have social and emotional needs. Their work also includes helping children to cope with change and challenging situations such as transitions to new classes and schools. They also run a number of recreational and educational clubs after school.

Our team are committed to providing the best care and support for all of our children and their families. If at any time you wish to speak to a member of the team and you are unsure of where to find us, please leave a message at the main office and we will make every effort to contact you on the same day.