Hornchurch Academy Trust



Guiding Principles

All our pupils have the right to an education, which is appropriate to them as individuals.  As far as possible therefore it is our aim to minimise the difficulties that pupils will experience.  We aim to achieve this by adopting three principles that are essential to developing a more inclusive curriculum.

Three Principles for Inclusion:

  • Setting suitable learning challenges - We aim to give every pupil the opportunity to experience success in learning and to achieve as high a standard as possible.
  • Responding to pupils’ diverse learning needs - We take into account the different backgrounds, experiences, interests and strengths which influence the way in which pupils learn when we plan our approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of pupils - We recognise that a minority of pupils will have particular learning and assessment requirements that will create barriers to learning if we do not address them through special arrangements.

Our Local SEN Support is Mrs E Hebron and the HAT Group SENCO is Mrs Gillham. If you would like to make contact either of the above, please send an email marked for their attention to:


You’ll find our HAT SEND and inclusion policy, accessibility plan, local offer and SEND Information report below:

London Borough of Havering Local Offer


Page Downloads Date  
HAT SEND and Inclusion Policy 2022-24 01st Dec 2022 Download
UIS SEND Information Report 2023 21st Sep 2023 Download
HAT Accessibility Plan 2023-25 03rd Oct 2023 Download