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 At Hildenborough CE Primary School, we are proud of our inclusive ethos and are fully committed to ensuring all pupils, regardless of their background, additional educational needs, race or gender, are able to fulfil their potential. We strive to ensure our classrooms cater for all need types through outstanding teaching and informed methods that enable all children to succeed academically, socially and emotionally. 

In September 2014, a new Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice came into effect. Under the new Code of Practice, a child is deemed to have Special Educational Needs, or SEN, if he or she has, 'significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age' or his or her disability, 'prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in a mainstream school'.

Our Ethos 

At Hildenborough CE Primary School, we believe everyone plays a part in a child’s development and are committed to working alongside parents, children and other agencies to ensure we do everything we can to remove barriers to learning and enable every child to reach their full potential. 

In order to ensure our everyday classroom practice is as inclusive as possible, we welcome suggestions and recommendations from outside agencies, with whom we work closely. We are also readily available to parents to discuss any concern that they may have, even before a child starts school. We run a range of interventions and support groups, which are closely monitored to ensure they are making an impact on a child’s learning and improving their level of progress and wellbeing.

The SEN Team

Our SEN Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Rachel Forward and she has the responsibility of co-ordinating special educational needs within the school. As well as being SENCO, she is also a class teacher two days a week.   

Mrs Forward is closely supported by Mrs Stone, our Inclusion Manager, who has a wide knowledge of SEND and a specific specialism in Therapeutic Play Therapy. The school also employs a number of Teaching Assistants, some of whom work 1:1 with specific children.  

If you have any questions regarding the SEN provision at Hildenborough CEP School, then please contact Mrs Forward via the Enquiry Form.

Click on the documents below to see all policies relating to inclusion, including the SEN Policy, SEN report, Accessibility Plan and Medical Needs Policy.