Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

Hague is proud of its inclusive provision for all. We aim to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.

The school has a deaf resource base (DRB) for up to 16 deaf and partially hearing pupils.

We offer specialist learning support for pupils in  Nursery to Year 6. The Deaf Resource Base is an asset to the whole school – it makes us more aware of communication barriers to learning and the importance of inclusion for all.

The DRB is led and managed by qualified Teachers of the Deaf. They are experienced, specialist class teachers who support inclusive class practice for children with a moderate to severe hearing loss. Pupils with a range of hearing losses are helped to develop language skills, to make progress in their social and emotional development and to have confidence to learn.

We have links with many professional agencies for support with audiology and other related needs. Speech and language therapists work with learning support staff, the pupils and their families.

SEND Offer

Deaf Provision

For information about how the local authority can support children with special educational needs or disabilities, see Tower Hamlets Local Offer.

Hague School is committed to and promotes inclusive behaviour and attitudes through assemblies, adults modelling rights respecting and inclusive language.

If a child has a special need or disability they will be treated no less favourably than other children. We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure that pupils are not placed at a substantial disadvantage. Our Accessibility Plan describes the arrangements we have already made to accommodate those with additional needs and identifies further proposals planned to improve the physical access to the school and to written information. All classrooms are particularly well adapted to the needs of deaf and partially hearing children.

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that people with disability are not treated differently without lawful justification. We will make reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils and we will know we have succeeded when disabled pupils are participating fully in school life.

If your child has additional learning needs or a disability it is helpful to fully inform the school of the exact nature so that we can plan to effectively meet the needs of the child allowing them to access the curriculum and life of the school. Our aim is for all children to have access to all aspects of school life as far as reasonable and practicable.

Our Victorian building was not designed for wheelchair or disabled access, but we recognise that not all disabled children have restricted mobility. We recommend parents whose children have Special Educational Needs and or disabilities should meet with the Headteacher, Inclusion Manager or Teachers of the Deaf to discuss their application to the school.

Alice MacFarlane
SENCO/Inclusion Manager
Hague Primary School 
0207 739 9574 ​

Kelly Hitchins
Teacher of the Deaf
Hague School DRB
0207 739 9574

Kyrie Clarke
Teacher of the Deaf
Hague School DRB
0207 739 9574