Hazelmere Junior School

Special Educational Needs

The SENCO at our school is Mrs Button-Kalanyosi and the Assistant SENDCO is Ms Kerry Gamble.

The SEND policy

SEND Information Report

These are also available under Policies

Our Approach to Teaching Pupils with Special Educational Needs

Our aim is to provide all our pupils with an excellent academic education together with the necessary life and social skills to ensure that when they leave the school they can confidently look forward to enjoying the next chapter in their lives. Throughout their time with us, we focus strongly on a curriculum which helps pupils gain the skills they are likely to need and to have choices at the next stage of their education in their future.

To achieve our aim, we want all our pupils to feel happy, comfortable and secure in the school and for them and their parents to have absolute trust and belief in our teaching staff, all of whom are dedicated and committed to helping pupils realise their full potential. At the heart of our mission is the drive to provide excellent teaching at all levels and to deliver learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom that are at all times challenging, motivating and inspiring. Above all, we want our pupils to develop a love for learning that they can carry through life. We cannot always remove the barriers which many of our pupils’ face in their learning and development, but we can help them to overcome some of these barriers.

In the school we have fostered an inclusive ethos and our community of staff work together collaboratively to develop and implement our policies and practices. We operate a pupil-centered approach to teaching, based on the careful assessment of individual pupils’ strengths and needs. This is kept under constant review and amended as required. Central to our approach to teaching is our aim to provide a culture in the school and a learning environment in which all pupils achieve their confidence to develop to the maximum of their ability in all areas.

Our SENDCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator) is Mrs Nicoleta (Nicky) Button- Kalanyosi who works closely alongside Miss Kerry Gamble (assistant SENDCO) and the Inclusion Team. If you would like to make an appointment to see the SENDCO please email Mrs Button-Kalanyosi


If you are a parent of a child with special educational needs (SEN) and you wish to make a complaint about the support that the school provides, please contact the SENDCo, Mrs Nicoleta Button-Kalanyosi, in the first instance.