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The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary and two special schools with two further under development. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

Part of The Howard Partnership Trust

Eastwick Schools

Eastwick Schools

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all pupils.

When concern is expressed regarding a child’s progress, discussion takes place between the parents, the class teacher and a member of the Inclusion team. Diagnostic assessment can be undertaken if required.

If a special need is identified then the child’s name is placed on the Special Needs Register and arrangements made for SEN support. The plan includes targets for improvement, identifies the help required and who will provide it. Progress against the SEN support targets is carefully monitored and parents are kept fully informed.  Teachers attached to the Specialist Centre have a great deal of expertise which is shared with the rest of the staff.

Specialist Centre for Communication and Interaction Needs (COIN)

The centre provides places for children from a wide area of Surrey via Surrey County Council SEN placement panels, for children who have an Education Health and Care Plan. Therapists, (including speech and language, and occupational therapists) visit the school and provide advice to staff and therapy for those children who require it.

All teaching is planned to meet the same national requirements as the mainstream school (i.e. Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum). However, the pace of work and strategies may be different. Each child has SEN support targets and will be working on key skills and targets. The centre is able to provide small group work and some 1:1 activities in order to meet these targets.

Successful inclusion is a key aim and this takes different forms depending on the needs of the children. Centre children need sufficient language to be able to access a verbal curriculum. With support some may be able to work in their mainstream class for the whole of the school day, others for certain lessons or activities.

Special needs support assistants work in the mainstream classes when children integrate, as well as in the unit.

All children are together at social times such as playtime and lunchtime. Special needs support assistants work in the mainstream classes when children integrate, as well as in the centre. They also provide support in the playground and at lunch time.

Our school is a community which reflects the variety of strengths and difficulties individuals have. The centre is an integral part of the school and a highly valued resource.

Please look at the Eastwick SEN Information Report for further details about the school and the Centres and at the Surrey Local Offer page Surrey Local Offer for details about what Surrey can offer.

Contact Details

Miss Gemma Sergejev

Partnership Vice Principal


Mrs Katherine Bletso

Head of COIN Centre

THPT SEND Policy 2022

Eastwick SEND Information Report 2023-24

Provision map

Local Services for children and families -- Help and support


Short breaks and respite care

Yorda are a not-for-profit community organisation based in Chessington, Surrey. They run play projects for children and young people with significant learning or complex disabilities and their families. Their aim is to ease and enhance your children’s lives through play, consistent care and a home from home fun environment. Please look at the website for further information

Link to  We Shine

Link to National Autistic Society

Link to Surrey SEND advice service