"The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator has a wealth of experience and successfully co-ordinates a professional team of staff and outside agencies to ensure pupils receive the specific high quality support that they need.”                                                                                   (Inclusion Quality Mark, July 2019).

Mrs Jo Dormer, SENCo

The Cranfield Church of England Academy and Little Cranes Pre-School Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs Jo Dormer. 

Mrs Dormer holds a Postgraduate Certificate in the coordination of Special Educational Needs from the University of Surrey and is an experienced SENDCo, having held the post in several schools for over 20 years. Mrs Dormer previously led the authority's Professional Study Group on Special Educational Needs and Disability and now carries out SEND audits on behalf of the Local Authority at other schools and settings. She also sits on the Local Authority SEND Allocations Panel once a term, acts as an SEN expert in Exclusions Reviews and is a member of the advisory group for SENDIAS. Mrs Dormer is also the Deputy Headteacher at Cranfield Church of England Academy, as such she is a member of the Senior Leadership Team at the school.

You can contact Mrs Dormer through the school office, by telephoning 01234 750261 or by e-mailing her direct at or finally by approaching her face to face! She will also hold regular SEN drop-in sessions (SEND Coffee Mornings) which we look forward to inviting you to.