Inclusion and Supporting Children with SEND

Halley Primary School is an inclusive school which always strives to achieve its very best for ALL learners. It offers a range of provision to support children with various SEND including: communication and interaction needs, cognition and learning, social, emotional and mental health and physical and / or sensory needs.

Email: familysupport@halley.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Shan Hardy
Inclusion and SEND Lead

Nilufa Salik
Inclusion and Welfare Officer

Eleni Amanatidou
Speech and Language Therapist

Mission Statement

At Halley Primary School, we strive to create a safe and inclusive learning environment which fosters the holistic development of each child, through valuing individual strengths to support a positive self-image and resilience as a learner. We build strong and meaningful relationships based on mutual respect and value. We adopt a person-centred approach by making time to listen, seeking the views of the child and putting them at the centre of special educational needs (SEN) processes. We want children, irrespective of need to be included in all aspects of school life and to be as independent as possible in order to develop the confidence to be autonomous individuals, well-prepared for the future as responsible citizens.

Our school community will acknowledge and draw on parental knowledge and expertise in relation to each child. We recognise that educational provision is more effective if parents are encouraged to fully engage with the school, to achieve positive outcomes for their child.

Inclusion

Our Accessibility Plan outlines what Halley Primary School currently has in place to ensure access to education for pupils with disabilities in the three areas required by the planning duties in the Equality Act (2010):

  1. Increasing the extent to which pupils with disabilities can participate in the school curriculum.
  2. Improving the environment of the school to increase the extent to which pupils with disabilities can take advantage of education and associated services.
  3. Improving information delivery to pupils with disabilities.

The governing body also recognises its responsibilities towards employees with disabilities and will:

  1. Monitor recruitment procedures to ensure that persons with disabilities are provided with equal opportunities.
  2. Ensure that employees with disabilities are supported with special provision to ensure that they can carry out their work effectively without barriers.
  3. Undertake reasonable adjustments to enable staff to access the workplace.

We firmly believe that every child who joins our school community will be welcomed and valued regardless of sex, race, belief or physical disability.

Further information is included in our Accessibility Plan.

Tower Hamlets Local Offer

All Tower Hamlets schools are committed to adopting a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of pupils including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Further information for parents regarding access to services, advice and support for children with SEND can be found on the Local Authority website.

Help and Resources

Activities for children with SEND

Carers Go Free at Cinema's - you can apply for this card once you have received it, you as a carer can go to the cinema for free with your child.

Canoeing/Sailing - There is an inclusive club at Shadwell basin where children with SEND are given support in learning how to Sail/Canoe. To find out more details Phone Dan at Shadwell Basin 02074814210

Hollywood Bowls at Surrey Quays - They offer a concession rate of around 50% for disabled guests and their carers, as well as seniors. This rate is available every weekday before 6pm, for 48 weeks out of 52, including the summer and Easter holidays.

Cycling - There is an all ability cycling club alternate Saturdays at Victoria Park, children can learn to ride bike's go on Tandems and Tricycles. it is from 10am to 12 noon on Saturdays and the Bike are provided Free. for further details contact below:

Swimming Lessons for Free -There is Free swimming lessons for children with disabilities at Mile End Swimming pool 5:30pm - 8pm on Wednesdays. Email shenneth.brereton@towerhamlets.co.uk

Football - West Ham run Inclusive coaching for young people 7 Plus with Special Educational Needs at Mile End stadium on Saturdays 2pm - 3pm. For details contact GChukwuma@westhamunited.co.uk

Athletics - Free inclusive coaching at Mile End Stadium 10:30 - 12 on Saturdays email peaty@aol.com