Special Educational Needs, Equality and Disabilities

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Special Educational Needs,

Equality and Disabilities

Hemington Primary School prides itself in its strong inclusive values and ethos. We strive to meet the needs of all learners, be it academic, emotional, physical or behavioural.

We believe every teacher is a teacher of SEND and every leader is a leader of SEND, therefore creating a nurturing and ambitious environment, ensuring all pupils learn well and thrive and therefore are prepared for a world of opportunity.

Our curriculum is ambitious and inclusive for all, irrespective of their starting points, striving to narrow the gap at the earliest stage through high quality teaching.We ensure our curriculum is adapted to meet the range of SEND needs. Please click on the link to see the many approaches we use to adapt our curriculum and meet the needs of all. 

Adaptive teaching at Hemington. Our Overview.

For further details of how the school evaluates its provision and assesses the needs of individuals (including input from both pupils and their parents in the decision making), as well as how we use a network of other providers such as educational psychology, speech and language please look through our SEND Policy.

Hemington Primary School works within the local offer provided by Leicestershire County Council (see below). For further contact details of providers who may be able to support your child please see the Leicestershire County Council website (external link).

Should you have a concern or complaint then please in the first instance contact the school where upon Mrs Reay, Miss Timbrell and your child’s teacher will meet with you to discuss and hopefully resolve any issues. Following that meeting, if matters have not been resolved to your satisfaction then please refer to the schools complaints policy found on this website.

Below is the offer for SEND pupils available at Hemington Primary School and the provision we use to support all areas of need. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact our SEND Coordinator (Mrs Andrea Reay)

SEND Policy 2023-2024

SEND Information Report

Whole School Provision Map

Leicestershire Local Offer



Opportunities Statement

At Hemington Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life.
We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.
At Hemington Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us.

Equality in Teaching and Learning
We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. We do this by:

  • Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society

  • Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community without stereotyping

  • Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice

  • Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures

  • Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education

  • Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils.

Equality in Admissions and Exclusions
Our admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion, belief, disability and/or socio-economic background.

Equal Opportunities for Staff
All staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law. We are keen to ensure that the staffing of the school reflects the diversity of our community.

The school has a full and separate Equalities Policy. Please consult this for further details if you wish.