Thornhill Primary School, is a diverse and inclusive school. We are committed to meeting the needs of ALL pupils including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEN).

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Thornhill is committed to providing an environment where children can play, learn, develop and achieve and where they are safeguarded and are enabled to tell or communicate if they are being harmed in some way. We are committed to ensuring that all staff are sensitive to issues of race, culture, gender and diversity but these issues should never be a barrier to sharing and reporting concerns about children. All staff including teaching and non-teaching staff, temporary and supply staff, clerical and domestic staff, volunteers and staff working on site employed by other services and agencies and those working with children and families in the community, have a statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and must be aware of and fully conversant with this policy. All staff have been trained on and have access to the policy and follow the school’s procedures and guidance at all times.

For all enquiries concerning safeguarding and inclusion, please contact:

Ms Samantha Abedian, SEND coordinator and DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead)



Legislation, Guidance and Procedures Useful safeguarding and online safety websites
Working Together to Safeguard Children, March 2015 Think U Know (CEOP)
Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016 Childnet
What to do if you’re worried a Child is being Abused, March 2015 KidSMART



Thornhill is a truly inclusive school. We believe that every child and adult in our school community has an entitlement to experience the excitement and personal fulfilment of learning in all its forms; can make progress in their learning and development and be successful whatever their current level of performance; is able to make a contribution to the life of the school; has a range of talents and skills that must be valued and developed; can make maximum progress in learning through a commitment to personal effort rather than a belief in fixed ability; can override many barriers to learning with appropriate support, guidance and motivation; can learn valuable life skills and positive social attitudes by learning alongside a diverse group of peers; will experience at one time or another a need for particular or additional support, guidance or attention; should be recognised as having individual needs, whatever their current level of performance.

Meeting this wide range of need is at times challenging but through carefully formulated plans and policy we are able to ensure all learners are successful:

School Information Report

This report answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the school and its special educational needs provision.

Pupil Premium Grant

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM), children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children from Services families. This will also include any pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years.

To find out how Thornhill is spending its PPG, please click on the link below: