Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

At Hotspur every child is seen as a valued and unique individual and we aim to provide a safe, supportive, creative, friendly and fun environment where all pupils can flourish:

  • We nurture our children, taking good care to consider and cater for their varied life experiences, particular needs and learning preferences.
  • We are committed to providing an education that enables every child to make and acknowledge progress.  
  • We endeavour to provide a fulfilling learning experience, underpinned by high and realistic expectations, that encourages every child to achieve their best, socially, emotionally and academically.
  • We seek for every child to become an increasingly confident young person, preparing them for a successful transition into Secondary Education.

On this page you will find useful information about our SEND provision and links to other services in the local area that offer support and advice.   

Useful SEND contacts at Hotspur:

SENDCo & Thrive Champion: Leanne Pearson

Learning and Equalities Champion & Leader of Extended Services : Steve Crosthwaite

Family Support Worker: Melanie Rye

School Counselling Provider: David Mather



At Hotspur we are proud of our inclusive teaching approach this is also known as quality first teaching. The principles of this are outlined in our Essence of Teaching document. This inclusive approach is for every child at Hotspur and greatly benefits our children with SEND.