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 December 2018 noted that Hamstel:


‘is an example of a school committed to meet the needs of its children and is outstanding in its commitment to, and implementation of, inclusive practice.’


A particular strength of the school is the way our staff work to ensure that all children are fully supported to achieve their full potential.


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

(DfE Specialist Unit for Autism) STAFF

Jo Matthrews - ASD Unit Manager



(Nurture Unit) STAFF

Emma Forsdick Nurture Manager

(Speech and Language Resource Base)

Julie Adkins – Language Resource Base Manager



Learning Mentor base for Interventions

Speech Base

Carole Walker – Speech and Language Specialist




Julie Adkins – Language Resource Base Manager

Tel: 01702 468461  /   /  Hamstel Road, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 4PQ

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