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SEND at Havelock

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at Havelock Primary School

Inclusion is belonging

At Havelock, we aim to be a supporting and inclusive school – including our children and families in every aspect of school life and ensuring they feel like they belong.  We aim to provide our children with a balanced curriculum that is catered to address their learning needs where support is differentiated for each pupil. Our staff works in partnership with our parents and carers to improve the learning and development of all pupils with SEND.


Our SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator) is Ms Braid. You can contact her at any time on 020 8571 7204 or by emailing



SEND at Havelock

Havelock is a mainstream primary school for children aged from 4-11. We offer a variety of support for our children with SEND depending on what their needs are. Class teachers are responsible for the progress and development of their SEND children throughout the year and regularly meet with parents to discuss their child’s targets and progress over the year.


We aim to identify pupils with SEND as early as possible and have a focus on early interventions in order to allow children greater access to the curriculum. For every child of SEND we make reasonable adjustments in order support them in their learning and development in all areas in their schooling.

Support at Havelock can consist of the teacher making reasonable adjustments in the class to support a child’s learning, interventions in the day led by one of our trained Teaching Assistants (TAs), individual interventions led by our TAs or a dedicated one to one support staff throughout the school day.


At Havelock, we cater for and support children who fall under the four ‘Areas of Need’:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Sensory and/or Physical Needs


We work closely with Ealing’s Local Authority (LA) to further support our children with SEND. They are provided with a variety of external agencies in order to help identify and support a child’s needs. Some of these services are:

  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Educational Psychologists
  • CAMHS (Child and Adolescents Mental Health Services)
  • Primary Referral Units


The Local Offer

Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25. This is known as the ‘Local Offer’.


The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be a valuable resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.  Information is published as part of the SEND reforms under the Children and Families Act 2014.

Havelock Local Offer

At Havelock, we offer a variety of different interventions to support our SEND children. Interventions take place throughout the school week and are headed by our trained and skilled TAs who ‘owns’ a certain area of support.

  • Reading (Project Code X & Reading for Meaning) and Writing Support
  • Speech and Language
  • Maths Mastery support
  • Phonics
  • Reading support
  • Colourful Semantics
  • Lego Therapy
  • Social Skills
  • Transition Groups
  • Occupational Therapy – Fine and Gross Motor Skills, P.E support
  • Talking Partners
  • Box Clever


SEND Policy & Information Report

These policies provide information to parents/carers about the ways in which our school will support children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities. We update our these documents annually and they can be accessed below:

Parental Engagement

At Havelock, we have an open-door policy for our parents. They are welcome to meet with the SENDCo when needed and can set up meetings with their class teacher on a regular basis.


We offer parents/carers of children at Havelock as much support as we can when it comes to the progress and development of their children. For parents of SEND children, we have regular Coffee Mornings to discuss new ways to support their children at home and school. Throughout the year, external agencies, such as speech and language services, also provide training sessions for our parents and carers.


Following the SEN Code of Practice (2014), our teachers meet with the parents/carer, as well as the child, on a termly basis to discuss their progress throughout the academic year. Teachers might meet with parents to discuss any concerns about children in their class in order to plan out the best way to support them.


Havelock ARP

We are fortunate to have an Additionally Resourced Provision (ARP) that is part of our school. It specifically caters to support children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for needs of Autism, Speech, Language and Communication needs and Mild Learning Difficulties. More information can be found in our Havelock ARP section.


Pupil Testimonials

We are extremely proud to share a video that one of our previous pupils have made about his experience in Primary and Secondary school discussing his experiences along the way and sharing what worked and what didn’t. We hope this video continues to help schools, teachers and other children who need it.

GC HPS Video

Uploaded by Havelock Primary School on 2021-06-07.