At Hempland Primary School we want all children to achieve their full potential both academically and socially. We take into account the individual needs of every child and use a wide range of strategies so that their learning journey through school is successful and enjoyable. We aim to ensure that everyone is included and firmly believe that all children are entitled to a mainstream education wherever possible. More information about how we identify and meet Special Educational Needs can be found in our SEND Report and Policy.

Our Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCo) is Miss Jill Le Pla.

Miss Le Pla also leads the Well Being Team within school alongside Mrs Helen Andrews (Pastoral Lead). Working with Rebecca Fleming  (School Wellbeing Worker), Rachael Lusby (Educational Psychologist) and a team of Pastoral Support Teaching Assistants, we are able to provide additional help for children who experience emotional difficulties.

We work with many outside agencies to ensure that Special Educational Needs are being met. These include: Educational Psychologists, Specialist Teaching Teams including Autism, Deaf Hearing Support,Physical Needs etc., Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

Our Special Educational Needs and Disability Governor is Sarah Zettel.

Contact Information

Miss Jill Le Pla (SENDCo) jlepla@hempland.pmat.academy

Documents and Links

SEND Policy

SEND Report

York’s Local Offer for SEND www.yor-ok.org.uk/localoffer
York Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) www.york.gov.uk/SENDIASS