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  • Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College
    Pepys Road
    SE14 5SF
  • Head: Mr Declan Jones
  • T 020 7652 9510
  • F 020 7652 9520
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Lewisham
  • Pupils: 1,840 ; sixth formers: 356
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: September
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 15th January 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 7th July 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

An extremely diverse community, both culturally and socially. As one member of staff dryly observed, at the end of the school day equal numbers turn either right into the Telegraph Hill conservation area, where a five-bedroom house might go for £1.3m, or left towards New Cross and some of the worst social deprivation in London. The music in the senior school is astonishing. No other word for it. We see many schools which claim to have marvellous music, but they really do have it here. We sat, open-mouthed, through student performances of…

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Since 2008, Mr Declan Jones LLB PGCE NPQH (50s). A man totally in love with, and at ease with, his chosen sphere – 'this is an exceptionally exciting time to be in education,' he says. Grew up in Ireland, read law at Birmingham, then travelled the world for three years teaching English as a foreign language. Settled into a PGCE on his return and taught at various London comprehensives before coming to Hatcham in 1999 as curriculum manager. Became deputy head in due course, and was instrumental in expanding 'The Hatcham Brand' across Lewisham. Became acting head, then head in 2008, leading the school to its first outstanding Ofsted. Married with two teenage daughters.

A music lover, who is, in his words, 'very privileged to be principal here.' Extremely proud of...

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Special Education Needs

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College is an all through inclusive school that provides teaching and learning that enables all pupils to attain and achieve through a broad, balanced and appropriately differentiated curriculum. The aim is to ensure all pupils are appropriately supported in order that they may work confidently towards reaching their full potential. Policy and practice reflects the philosophy and fundamental principles within the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2015: • Schools will, with best endeavour, meet the needs of special educational needs pupils • The views of the child and family should be sought and taken into account • Parents have a vital role to play in supporting their child’s education • High quality teaching that is differentiated and personalised will meet the individual needs of the majority of children and young people (1.24) Whole School Approach: High quality first teaching and additional interventions are defined through our annual dialogue across the school contributing to our provision management approach. These documents help us to regularly review and record what we offer every child or young person in our care and what we offer additionally. These discussions also serve to embed our high expectations among staff about quality first teaching and the application of a differentiated and personalised approach to teaching and learning. We make it a point to discuss aspirations with all of our learners.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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