We are an inclusive school committed to ensuring that every child can reach their full potential in a caring and nurturing environment.
Support from staff and professionals
Mary Hare has a support network of specifically trained staff to assist students with additional needs. These include: visual impairment or multi-sensory impairment, physical needs, and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Trained Intervenors are also available should such a need arise.
We have two members of staff who are fully trained as Specialist Teachers and Specific Learning Difficulties Assessors, including ADHD and dyslexia. Under the supervision of our SENDCo., this ensures that all students have every opportunity to thrive at Mary Hare. Should your child require external professional input, we have links with Occupational Therapists, Physio Therapists, and the Sensory Consortium.
All pupils are monitored throughout the year to ensure that their specific needs are met and have not changed, and interventions are offered should they become necessary. We strive to be fully accessible to parents and hope to work together with families to obtain the best outcomes for the students.
The dedicated Wellbeing Team includes Wellbeing Coordinators and Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) covering both Primary and Secondary School. The team offers support for individual students and small groups in areas such as friendship, anger management and self-esteem.
The team enjoys organising whole school events to promote the importance of looking after our own wellbeing. Recently these events have included wellbeing walks and a climbing wall. There are rooms available during the day for students to have some time out if they are feeling overwhelmed. The team are trained to recognise and refer to other professionals for specialist support if required, for example DeafCAMHS. We also work closely with a local charity who provides an independent Counsellor who comes into school once a week.