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SEN & Disability

Heathmere is an inclusive school. Our vision is that every child with SEND will receive the right provision to achieve their full potential. The school encourages a strong focus on high aspirations and improves outcomes for children with SEND, enabling them to succeed in their education.

At Heathmere Primary School, every teacher is a teacher of every child, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.   

All staff and governors at Heathmere Primary School will strive to:

  •  Ensure that everyone is treated with respect and dignity.
  •  Each person in the school will be given fair and equal opportunities to develop their full potential regardless of their gender, ethnicity, cultural and religious background, sexuality, disability or special educational needs and ability.
  • Heathmere Primary School will not tolerate discrimination or harassment or any action or conduct that contravenes the Equality Act 2010 and any behaviours will be challenged that compromises this commitment

Heathmere’s approach to inclusion

  • Offering inclusive teaching will enable all pupils to make the best progress as early as possible in school and prevent disabled pupils from being treated less-favouraably than other pupils
  • Fully adopting the graduated approach will ensure that all pupils with special educational needs and disabilities are identified, assessed and catered for within the school
  • Ensuring that high-quality teaching is differentiated for indiivual pupils is the first step in responding to pupils who have, or may have, SEND
  • Making reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils, so they are not at a substial disadvantage
  • Planning to increase access to education for disabled pupils
  • Overcoming potential barriers to learning for individuals and groups of pupils so that the curriculum is accessible to all
  • Working in partnership with pupils, parents and carers
  • Working towards inclusion in partnership with other agencies and schools
  • Achieving a high level of staff expertise to meet pupils’ needs

The school’s accessibility plan paragraph 3 of schedule 10 of the Equality Act 2010 provides information on how the school improves the physical environment of the school to increase the extent disabled pupils can take advantage of education, facilities and services offered by the school.

SEND Information Report

The Heathmere SEND Information Report outlines how the needs of children with special educational needs are met at Heathmere.

More information about the Local Offer of services and support for children and young people with special needs and disabilities in Wandsworth can be found on the Family Information Service website.

Our SENCO is Mrs Nana Kennedy. You can contact her via the school office office@heathmere.wandsworth.sch.uk.