GLF Schools

GLF Schools

Inclusion & SEND

Our vision for all pupils is to ‘Achieve Excellence Together’. We are inclusive schools that celebrate each child’s individuality and achievements. We support everyone to achieve their potential. Where pupils have SEND we take a collaborative approach to provide child-centred support which enables them to achieve excellence.

SEND Support at our school

We aim to teach every child in a way that allows them to succeed; identifying each pupil’s next step in learning and supporting them to achieve this.

For all pupils that require special needs provision the school will work with parents to form a SEND Support Plan. Our support plans and packages are written collaboratively with parents, pupils, teachers and any external agencies. We follow an assess-plan-do-review cycle to review and refine the support we offer to pupils.

Full information on how we support pupils with SEND is available in our SEND Policy and SEND Information Report.

What to do if you have concerns about your child?

If you are concerned about your child's development or wish to have more information about how your child's additional needs can be supported in school then please contact your child's class teacher in the first instance. Class teachers can be contacted via email on Alternatively, you can request a phone call by calling the school office on 01276 473346

If you wish to discuss your child's needs in more detail with a member of our pupil and family support team then please contact the Harbour Team by submitting a Harbour Referral Form to Upon receiving the referral form we will assign the best member of the team to deal with your query.

Our Inclusion Team

Mrs Beth Donnelly is our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo).

Mrs Val Goggin is our Family Support Liaison

Mrs Lisa Mann is our Thrive Practitioner

Our wider team includes: Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA ), teaching assistants and higher level teaching assistants (HLTAs) who are trained to deliver SEN provision. Our School Strategy board member for Special Educational Needs holds QTS and is an experienced SENCo.

The Thrive Approach

We have introduced the Thrive Approach in Lightwater Village School and Hammond School. Our Thrive programme promotes emotional wellbeing, resilience and good mental health.

The Thrive Approach draws on insights from neuroscience, attachment theory and child development to provide a powerful way of working with children and young people that supports optimal social and emotional development. In particular, the Approach equips our staff to work in a targeted way with children and young people who have struggled with difficult life events to help them re-engage with life and learning.


For more information on support services available for children and young people with disabilities in the local area please visit the Surrey Local Offer website.


Surrey Local Offer


Please see our documents below for more information on the provision in our school, full information on SEND in our school in our SEND Policy and a referral to ‘The Harbour’ Team.