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SEND and Our Local Offer


Welcome to the Blossom Federation SEND offer. From the moment I took over as SENDCO at Daubeney, my dedicated team and I have tried to create a personalised experience for you - and bring back, the element of working together to serve your child.

Our inclusive curriculum is supported by several highly rated provisions, which I hope your child will enjoy.

Listening to, and working with parents has always been my passion and ensuring that children achieve their best, despite barriers to learning, is the very reason why my team and I are so dedicated to this role.

I encourage you to visit us and see how closely we work with: Specialist Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists (SaLTs), Educational Psychologists (EP), art therapists, yoga therapists, SEND Music, SEND PE, the Hackney Re-engagement Unit (REU), Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Hackney Ark (Child Psychology & Child Development) and the Family Coach Service - to ensure your child has the right team working around them.

We have carefully selected experienced and trained staff members and instructed them to give their very best in supporting your child’s needs within a safe and stimulating environment.

Thank you for choosing Blossom – we appreciate your choice.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s additional needs and / or progress, please do not hesitate to speak with me directly.

We look forward to a bright, healthy and inclusive future for your child at Daubeney.

Raj Dharma
Deputy Head Teacher - SENDCO - Assessment Lead

SEND Information Report

Our School’s SEND Information Report explains what we offer children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) throughout their time with us. It explains how we support them on to the next stage of their education. You may also want to read our SEND Policy, a document that gives more detail about our statutory duties and day to day procedures – for example how we plan the most effective support for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and how we review their progress.

Hackney Education also publishes a Hackney Local Offer on its website.

This sets out a wide range of information about the specialist services, schools, colleges and organisations that can provide support and information for families of children and young people with SEND.

The purpose of our Local Offer is to inform parents and carers about:

  • how we welcome children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (these needs are referred to throughout the document as SEND) into our School;
  • how we support them in all aspects of School life and remove barriers to achievement;
  • how we work in close partnership with parents/carers and children;
  • how we make effective provision for all of our children with SEND.

If you have any queries about information on this website you can contact our School directly. We value parents’ and carers’ opinions and review and refresh our approach accordingly. The next review date for our School’s offer is July 2025.

If you need help:

  • All of our policies are on our website and you can also collect a copy from the office.
  • We are happy to provide additional information or summaries. Please ask the office staff for a meeting with the SENDCo
  • If you would like to talk to a member of staff we will arrange for a member of staff to meet you and answer your questions. Let us know if you need an interpreter or British Sign Language signer. We will do our best to provide this support.

At the Blossom Federation, we aim to maximise children’s achievement by removing barriers to learning through a creative, inclusive curriculum delivered in a safe, stimulating environment. As individual primary schools, we believe we have a key role in society in combating discrimination and promoting fairness, justice and equality through our teaching and in the role models that we offer. As a rights-respecting school we not only teach about rights but we also model rights, responsibilities and respect in all our relationships: between adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.

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;
  • make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training.

The Rainbow

The Rainbow is a provision that has evolved to meet the needs of some Autistic pupils at Daubeney school. Many children with Autism are successful in their main classroom because of reasonable adjustments and adaptations made within the class.

The Nest

The Nest is a place for children to have the opportunity to grow in confidence and become engaged, successful learners in their classrooms and the school community.

Nurture is an environment where adults and children work closely together; a place where mistakes and accidents are discussed; where boundaries are put in place and where children learn about themselves and their world, at a pace and in a way that suits them.

Find out more...


An ELSA in a school is an Emotional Learning Support Assistant. Shelina Chowdhury (Pastoral Lead) is trained to deliver ELSA to children who struggle emotionally, socially and academically. 

Relationships are a key element for children and young people to feel safe, happy and nurtured. ELSA aims to create a reflective and warm space for children and young people to support their emotional development and to help them cope with life's challenges. ELSA recognises the barriers to learning that some children have and works with children and young people to explore solutions to the problems they are experiencing.

ELSA Leaflet

Therapy Dog at Daubeney

Research has shown many benefits to therapy and reading dogs in school settings. Daubeney School has introduced the access to a dog promoting emotional well-being, curiosity and engagement as an additional provision for pupils with high additional needs at school.


SENDFriend - our SEN Newsletter

SENDFriend Newsletter Issue 6 - Summer 2023

Welcome to our third and final issue of SENDFriend, for this academic year.. SENDFriend is our termly newsletter reporting on updates in relation to SEND at Daubeney. This issue includes details of all the activities available to you and your child/r

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21st July 2023

SENDFriend Newsletter Issue 4 - Autumn 2022

Welcome to our first issue of SENDFriend, for this new academic year 2022— 2023. SENDFriend is our termly newsletter reporting on updates in relation to SEND at Daubeney.

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21st February 2023

SENDFriend Newsletter Issue 3 - Summer 2022

Welcome to our third and final issue for the academic year of SENDFriend; our termly newsletter with updates on SEND at Daubeney. It also includes a link to our upcoming inaugural SEND parent forum here at Daubeney on June 8th.

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13th May 2022

SENDFriend Newsletter Issue 2 - Spring 2022

Welcome to our second issue of SENDFriend; our termly newsletter with updates on SEND at Daubeney. This issue includes: a profile of the third member of our Daubeney Inclusion Team, Mr Troy Ultz; a brief glimpse into Autism; some very exciting...

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26th January 2022

SENDFriend Newsletter Issue 1 - September 2021

Welcome to our first edition of Daubeney SENDFriend! Firstly, may I thank you all for welcoming me as your new SENDCO at Daubeney!

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23rd September 2021

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