SEND Information Report

“A number of the pupils also have special educational needs and/or disabilities. The skilled group of teaching assistants provides good support for them. The school ensures that these pupils are fully included in class work”.
Ofsted Report, January 2017

Grasmere prides itself on being highly inclusive for children with special educational needs or disabilities [SEND]. Due to a depth of knowledge within the staff around a wide range of need, we ensure good progress what ever the child’s starting point might be. We have a sensory room and quiet area for those children who find things over stimulating and our Garden is also used to explore and stimulate learning. All areas of the curriculum are accessible for children with SEND and our teachers are skilled at differentiating work to ensure access.

We know your child needs help if:

  • concerns are raised by parents/carers, staff or the child.
  • limited progress is being made that is cause for concern.
  • there is a change in the pupil’s behaviour or progress over a period of time.

Who to contact for help or with concerns:

  • The class teacher is the initial point of contact for responding to parental concerns.
  • The school’s SENCO, Debbie Ashton, can be contacted at dashton@grasmere.hackney.sch.uk.
  • The Headteacher, Nick Mallender, can be contacted at info@grasmere.hackney.sch.uk

These services are accessed depending on the level or type of need, which can change on a regular basis:

  • Educational Psychologist
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Specialist Teacher
  • School Doctor
  • School Nurse
  • Health Visitor (for children in Early Years)
  • School Dentist
  • CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health service)
  • Social Services
  • Young Hackney (pastoral, behaviour support)

For our full SEN Local Offer Report, please download the document below:

SEND Information Report 2019-2020