Horniman Primary School

  • Horniman Drive
  • Forest Hill
  • London
  • SE23 3BP
  • Tel: 020 8699 3190
  • After School Club: 020 8699 8378
  • Email:
  • Headteacher: Julie Loffstadt
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SEND information

SEND Information


Horniman Primary School is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education to all the children living in our local area.  We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), are entitled to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum. Alongside quality first teaching and a rich curriculum offer, we may also provide additional and different provision in order to support children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).


The Inclusion Manager, Sofie Hashmi, oversees the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEND Policy and co-ordinates the provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. She coordinates and liaises with external professionals, ensuring appropriate support and interventions are implemented and reviewed.


All interventions and provisions provided are personalised in order to ensure highly differentiated curriculum support. Alongside this, pupil progress is regularly monitored, to ensure academic and personal achievement and that barriers to learning are being removed.


Who should I speak to if I have concerns about my child?


Parents and carers with concerns about their child should, in the first instance, arrange to meet with the class teacher; this can be arranged through the school office. The class teacher will respond to your concerns and put in place support. Further concerns can be referred to the Inclusion Manager.

If after a period of interventions and adjustments your child still does not make adequate progress, the class teacher will refer to the Inclusion Manager and assessments may be carried out to provide more detailed information about your child’s barriers to learning. These will be investigated by the Inclusion Manager in consultation with parents and carers and may lead to referrals to outside agencies.


Caveat and Disclaimer

Due to the personalised and highly differentiated nature of our support for learners with SEND, the SEND information below is subject to change. Not every intervention will be available to every child with SEND. Allocation of specialist services and intervention will be dependent on need, funding and specialist teacher/service availability.

SEND policy and information report

(This policy is currently being reviewed and will be updated following the FGB meeting in November 2019)
Horniman Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.