We are proud to be one of around only 100 schools nationwide awarded with the prestigious ‘Flagship School’ status by the Inclusion Quality Mark. This award recognises our commitment to providing equal opportunities for all pupils irrespective of individual need, ability or disability and the schools commitment to continuous improvement in this area. The report in November 2019 noted:
‘The School continues to move from strength to strength in terms of its inclusive practice and has a staff that is truly working for the needs of all children.’

If you have any concerns or wish to discuss SEND at our school, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Inclusion Team.
Contact: (01702) 468461 or

Meet Our Inclusion Team

Andrea Esp

Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion

Petra Verkooijen


Laurie Soane

Manager for Wellbeing

Rainbow Room

DfE Autism Assessment Resource Base STAFF

J. Matthrews - ARSD Unit Manager

H. Shine - Rainbow Room Teaching Assistant

T. Horton - Rainbow Room Teaching Assistant

Starlight Room


Y. Turner Starlight Room Manager

L.Lloyd - Starlight Room Teaching Assistant

K. Owen – Starlight Room Teaching Assistant

KS1 Nurture Unit STAFF

E. Forsdick – Sunshine Room Manager

A. Phillips – Sunshine Room Teaching Assistant



Speech & Language STAFF

C. Walker – Speech and Language Specialist

K. Owen – Speech and Language Teaching Assistant


Tel: 01702 468461  /   /  Hamstel Infant School & Nursery Hamstel Road, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 4PQ

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