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Our Inclusion Team

At Kingsmead we want to make sure that children are happy, secure and successful.  Sometimes some children or their families need extra help to make sure of this. There is a team of adults in school who organise and provide additional support for parents, carers and children.


Ruth, our Deputy Headteacher is also responsible for Inclusion (and is our SENDCo). Ruth works closely with your child’s teachers to track your child’s progress in school and organise extra support if your child is falling behind. This support may be provided by adults in school - teachers, teaching and learning associates, teaching assistants - or specialists from outside of school such as Speech and Language Therapists or Counsellors. If you think your child may need additional support or you are worried about your child’s progress please talk to the class teacher or Ruth. Ruth also monitors the children’s attendance at school and meets regularly with the Attendance Officer at the Learning Trust to discuss any concerns.

Paul, our Learning Mentor, works with children in and out of class who are having difficulties with behaviour, learning or need emotional support. He also runs groups for children to help them cope with change and challenging situations such as transition to secondary school.


Emma, who is responsible for Communications and Community Liaison, provides lots of support for families and children and can help you to access local services such as children centres, legal advice, Medical services and respite holidays. She helps set up exciting activities for children and their families such as the Cycling Project and the French Club trip to France. 


Michelle, our Senior Administrative Officer, monitors children's attendance and punctuality at school and meets regularly with Ruth, Emma and the Attendance Officer at Hackney Education, to discuss any concerns.

There will always be someone at the school gate at the beginning and end of the day, so please talk to them if you have any concerns about your child.

Our SEND Information Report for parents and carers and the LEAP Federation's Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy can be found as PDFs at the bottom of the Statutory Information page in the About Us section of this website.