Inclusion at St. James Hatcham CE Primary

The ethos of our school is to provide every child with a happy, caring and supportive learning environment in which they can develop their full potential whatever their needs and irrespective of ability, race and gender. We have a proud track record of providing children with special educational needs and disabilities full access to a broad, balanced, challenging and relevant education in an aspirational, family environment.


At St. James Hatcham C of E School the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and well-being of every child matter. Children are considered to have a special educational need if they have provision that is additional to the Quality First Teaching provided by our Class Teachers. We recognise that some children require additional support in their learning at given times in their lives and work collaboratively with our families to remove barriers to learning. Children may have special educational needs or disabilities if they:

  • have a particular learning, emotional, social or behavioural need, that differs from the majority of children of the same age, or
  • have a physical disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the local education authority

Meet the Inclusion Team 2021

We are privileged to work in partnership with our families and work with moral purpose to ensure all our wonderful children and their diverse range of strengths and needs are put at the heart of all we do here.  We will always aim for the school experience of pupils with SEND to be:








The aim of our SEND Policy is to provide this kind of access to the EYFS and the National Curriculum and all other areas of school life for children at our school at levels appropriate to their needs. This increasingly includes supporting the emotional well being and mental health of our pupils. Our key policies and information can be found below – please do not hesitate to contact the Inclusion Team for more support and guidance.