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SEND and Inclusion


Our Ethos and Approach at Hamsey School


At Hamsey School we are passionate about inclusion. We pride ourselves in creating an inclusive learning environment and providing appropriate provision for all children to succeed. Class teachers are responsible for the learning and progress of all children in their class; meeting children’s needs through quality first teaching, planning, resourcing and differentiation and providing appropriate levels of support and expectations of outcome.

To read more about what this looks like in our school, please read our SEND Information Report and SEND policy at the bottom of this page.

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing information can be found on its own separate page.

Our SENDCo, Ms Stonehouse, works closely with our committed staff team and specialist services to ensure that children get the academic and pastoral support they need to reach their full potential.

Please read our SEND Information Report and SEND Policy. If you would like more information. Please contact Ms Stonehouse via the school office hamseyoffice@skylarkfed.education

Ms Stonehouse works 1.5 days per week as our SENDCo. For urgent queries please contact the Head of School Mr Dean, via the school office.


Hamsey School SEND Policy
Hamsey School SEND Report
East Sussex SEND Prospectus
This is the local prospectus for SEND pupils from 0 - 25 years, in mainstream, special schools, academies, further education colleges and early years providers.
East Sussex SEND Matrix

Guidance to accompany the East Sussex County Council (ESCC) Special Educational Needs Matrix. Mainstream schools Matrix The ESCC SEN Matrix is an East Sussex County Council framework drawn up by the Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (ISEND) Services in collaboration with staff working in educational settings across the County, Children’s Integrated Therapy Services (CITS) and parents and carers. It is designed to:

• Provide a shared understanding for schools, the Local Authority, parents/carers, and services such as Health and Social Care, about how to identify the Special Educational Needs of children and young people 

• Provide guidance on provision and resources recommended to meet these needs, and to facilitate educational progression

• Support development of knowledge and understanding about SEND

• Contribute to the development of good SEN and inclusive practice (‘build capacity’)

• Provide a framework from which the Local Authority and its moderation partners will make consistent decisions about funding levels for children to facilitate their educational progression

Skylark Families and Carers Forum - Inclusion/SEND

What is the Families and Carers Forum?


The new Forum is a collaboration between parents and carers and the federation schools. We aim to provide a valuable way to share ideas, views, and concerns and make solution-focused suggestions for improvement with regards to SEND provision.


The aims of the Forum will be to:


  •     Work together to improve the education provided for our children
  •     Share information, knowledge and skills
  •     Meet in a supportive environment on a termly basis, taking in turns to meet across each of the Skylark Schools across the year
  •     Further, improve communications between parents/carers and staff/governors


Coffee Morning


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Please find below useful documents regarding SEND:

i-go is a register and FREE leisure discount card for 0-25s with additional needs in East Sussex

The i-go card gives you offers and discounts for over 100 venues and activities, including free taster sessions, discounts, and free entry for carers.

i-go also provides information about accessibility for each i-go venue to help you plan a visit. This includes details about features like toileting, wheelchair access and sensory information. And you can find details about SEND Sessions offered by i-go leisure partners on the i-go website i-go | Discover the East Sussex i-go scheme

Information provided on the register helps build a clearer picture of need for improved and targeted services.