HNB Consultation - Next Steps


We recognise the importance of helping all children achieve their full potential; emotionally, socially, physically and academically. We ensure they are fully included in all school activities, seeking external support and facilities when needed to ensure that we are meeting their very individual needs and providing an environment in which we all flourish.


What are special educational needs?

Children learn at different speeds and in different ways. Teachers take this into account when they organise children’s lessons. But some children still find it much harder to learn than others of the same age and may need extra help. This may be because they have difficulties with:


• Reading, writing, number work or understanding information

• Expressing themselves or understanding what is being said to them

• Organising themselves

• Understanding and following rules and routines

• Making friends or relating to adults

• A medical condition

• A sensory need such as a difficulty with seeing or hearing


These children are said to have special educational needs. (This does not include children who have trouble keeping up because their first language is not English.)


The Department for Education publishes a code of practice on SEND , which is a guide for schools and councils on how to help children and young people with SEND.


Davies Lane school's offer


Resourced Provision – Autism Specialism

Davies Lane Primary School ASD Unit supports up to 28 children on the autism spectrum from reception to year 6.  We have two purpose built classrooms, a sensory room and life skills room for our students to achieve their full potential.


We provide:

• A stimulating, safe and respectful environment for every pupil.

• Inclusion in the mainstream school with support where needed.

• Specialised teaching approaches such as TEACCH, Intensive Interaction, Makaton and PECS, which take into account each pupil’s learning style.

• Opportunities for children to raise self-esteem and develop social and life skills.

• Meaningful and exciting opportunities for all, through a functional, multisensory and rich curriculum to promote independence

• Experiences that are memorable and useful in years to come.

• A commitment to working with parents and carers through daily communication and regular workshops.


The children within the provision spend the majority of their day in mainstream classrooms and access the provision for therapies and interventions throughout the day. Each session within the unit is taught by a Specialist Teacher or trained Learning Support Assistant, these groups have a high level of staff to pupil ratio.


Therapy and Interventions

As part of our Unit’s provision we offer a wide range of therapies these include:


- Attention Autism

- Social Skills Groups

- Lego therapy

- Intensive Interaction

- Talk Time

- Snack Time

- Yoga / Swimming

- Life Skills groups


Visiting Davies Lane Primary School

If you would like to visit or have a question, please send an email to  addressing your questions to the ‘SENCO (ASD Unit)’.

Open days to visit Davies Lane ASD Unit:


We have opportunities for potential new parents to see the resources and facilities we have on offer within the ASD unit. Open day for any new parents offer a meeting with the SENCo and a brief tour of the ASD unit. Dates for 2018-2019 are listed below. If you are interested in visiting please contact the SENCo vis the school office or email


Useful websites links:





Speech and Language


Changes to High Needs Funding Consultation

Special educational needs & disability policy (send)


Parent Testimonials

Choosing a school for my child with extra needs is a very tough decision to make however I chose Davies lane as my first choice because of the standard of education and the levels of care and commitment given by all staff especially the SEN team. The transition from part time nursery to full time school is a difficult one especially for a child with extra needs however the team at Davies Lane made every step comfortable and catered for my sons needs in all areas. In a mere couple of weeks he has gained a wealth of knowledge and confidence in many areas from simple things like self care to being able to read simple words and work out maths sums. There is excellent communication between parents and all the teachers. All in all the genuine dedication of all staff at Davies Lane is something I am in debt to as it has made all the difference to my sons dedication.

Parent of a child in Reception with SEND needs


I feel I am always being listened to and staff try their best to satisfy my child's needs.

 Parent of a child in Year 5 with SEND needs


 My child loves school and learns everyday

 Parent of a child in Year 1 with SEND needs


 My child is well supported in every area of learning

Parent of a child in Year 1 with SEND needs

Davies Lane primary school is operated by Arbor Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 10234376. The registered office is at Arbor Academy Trust, Davies Lane primary school, Davies Lane, Leytonstone E11 3DR



Davies Lane Primary School,

Davies Lane,



E11 3DR




Main Telephone:

020 8539 2466



020 8523 3230


Chief Executive - Maureen Okoye

Executive Principal – Jason Cook

Head of School – Bronwen Chalmers





School hours

Office Hours

8.00am - 4.30pm

Davies Lane is operated by Arbor Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 10234376.


The registered office is at

Arbor Academy Trust, Davies Lane Primary School, Davies Lane, Leytonstone, London.  E11 3DR