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Welcome to Randal Cremer’s SEND Local Offer pages. On these pages you will find information on the support we provide for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Randal Cremer fully endorses the SEND Code of Practice (2014) core principles:

All children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they

  • Achieve their best
  • Become confident individuals living fulfilling lives, and
  • Make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training.

Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 0 to 25 years 2014

Randal Cremer is fully committed to the inclusion of pupils with SEND providing that the school is compatible for the child’s age, ability and aptitude and that their attendance is not incompatible with the efficient education of other pupils in the school and is an efficient use of the Local Authority’s resources.

Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is Nicola Prior; she can be contacted by telephone on 0207 739 8162. If your child has a Special Educational Need or Disability and / or you would like more information, please contact Nicola. If you have a concern or are not happy with the support provided by the school please contact Nicola or Jo.

A Guide for Parents & Carers

For information about hackney’s local offer please visit:

Events & Information






Interventions at Randal Cremer

Kim Lambden – Physical Literacy Consultant ( In every Friday)

Physical Intervention Programme – It is a training programme designed to improve co-ordination and movement skills in young children. Evidence shows an improvement in these physical skills helps the development of specific movement, control and co-ordination that are vital in such activities as writing and drawing. Other benefits include coping better with everyday situations, general learning, focus and achievement, factors that contribute to greater individual confidence and self-esteem.

Once the children are assessed the children follow a programme of bespoke activities to develop these and learn new skills in a safe and supportive environment.


Place 2 Be

“When I feel worried, it’s like I’m in a maze and the people in Place2Be are coming with a torch and showing me the way” – Boy

“My daughter had become such a different person – one we didn’t recognise – but since counselling we see signs of our old loving daughter coming back.” – Parent

Southern Road Primary School works with Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity that helps pupils explore their emotions and feel better about themselves.

Children can go to the Place2Be room in school to express themselves by making art, playing or talking.

Why is Place2Be useful?

Sometimes children can feel particularly sad, confused, scared or angry.

Maybe something difficult happened at home, like losing a family member or parents separating. Or perhaps they’re struggling with something at school, like bullying.

This can make them behave differently, lose confidence in themselves or find it difficult to concentrate in class.

Place2Be is there to help children find ways to cope, so their worries don’t get in the way of their friendships, their learning or how they feel about themselves.

What does Place2Be do?

Place2Be’s professionals work with children one-to-one or in small groups, giving regular support for pupils who need it.

Children can also book a short appointment to talk about any problems or worries they have – this is called Place2Talk.

How does Place2Be work with adults?

Place2Be provides support and advice for parents and carers, as well as teachers and school staff. Get in touch with the Place2Be staff member below to find out more.

Place2Be always gets agreement from parents or carers before they support a child through one-to-one counselling. They also meet with parents or carers regularly to keep them updated and make sure they are involved from the start.

Any questions?

Nardine Khalil is our Mental Health Practitioner for Place2Be.

She is in School every Thursday and you can either arrange to meet her at the school or get in touch using or by calling the school.

If you want to find out more about Place2Be visit



Hackney Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Guidance Service (SENDIAGS) is a statutory arm’s length service providing impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers of children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and children and young people (up to 25 years old) with SEND.

For more information please visit


Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP)