Support for pupils

Our school has high ambitions for all pupils and treats each child as an individual. We expect our children to participate and achieve in every aspect of school life. However, children sometimes need support to help them access education and achieve their full potential. In school we do this in a number of ways:

Our commitment to equal opportunities is an important aspect of our overall commitment to be a fully inclusive school.  We welcome all pupils and staff, irrespective of race, colour, creed or impairment. Every member of staff shares the responsibility to remove barriers to learning for all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or a disability.

If a teacher, or you as a parent or guardian, feel that your child is experiencing difficulties at school we will be pleased to discuss these, so that we can decide together what is best for your child. We believe that the closer we work together the more successful any help will be. Most issues can be addressed in school in the ways identified above but sometimes it is felt that a child needs a particular kind of help, in which case the help of specialists from outside school may be valuable.

Some children qualify for Pupil Premium (PP) funding, this is additional money for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Data shows that the children within these categories sometimes need extra support, resources or tuition to achieve their full potential. School allocate this money to address the specific needs of these children.

Please read our local offer and SEND policy for further information.

Read more about Pupil Premium

SEND Information Record SEND policy Pupil Premium Allocation 2015-16 & 2016-17

“The progress my child has made is outstanding. The care and professionalism of the teacher has been awesome. A total credit to the school and to teaching to be honest”

“A fantastic school; the staff and teachers are amazing. I feel my child is cared for within the school as much as she is at home”

“My child has been so engaged talking about different topics”

“My child loves school and loves the activities the school provides eg performances out of school”

“Great transition, really supported, lovely environment which is organised. A sense of belonging for my child was definitely met”

“My child has had fantastic experiences at school. She has loved every day. The teaching staff are amazing because they also value input from parents and always have time for us”

“Year on year the school continues to change, progress and move with the needs of their children”

“We have had a lovely time with HGPS over a total of 11 years and both our children have achieved well and thrived in the warm, loving environment”

“I would like to thank all staff at the school who have made it a happy, nurturing and well-rounded experience for my child”

“We are happy with the school. All of the staff are friendly and helpful. Our children both enjoy attending the school and find it fun and informative. We would recommend your school ”