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The Communication and Interaction Team



Thorpe Willoughby is an Enhanced Mainstream School (EMS). The specialist staff in the resourced Communication and Interaction team support pupils in primary schools across North Yorkshire. Pupils who present communication and interaction needs are often referred to our service by their school if they require additional support and input to make better provisions available within the school. 


The Communication and Interaction team consists of:



Mrs A Whittaker

Teacher in Charge of Communication and Interaction


Mrs T Ashton

Specialist Advanced Teaching Assistant


Mrs A Formstone  

Specialist Advanced Teaching Assistant


The Communication and Interaction team work closely with teachers, parents, staff, professionals and pupils in order to provide the best support to the pupils that are referred to them. Support and interventions are put in place to build the confidence and competence of our cluster of schools to meet the needs of the pupils who are not making the desired progress. All the staff part of the communication and interaction team are committed to providing pupils with the opportunities and skills to; develop their social skills, be motivated to learn, develop their communication and progress with desired interaction skills.


If you have any queries or would like to get in touch with the team, please contact the school on 01757 703996, or use the contact form below. 

Communication & Interaction Contact Form