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Hampton High Open Season 2020 - Years 5 & 6 Welcome Video via


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Welcome to our new Student Leadership Team! Erin Beadell, Samuel Robert, Fardis Juenda, Beth Noble and Loza Tesfaye.


Well done to Diana, Esher and Leo in Y7 for their work in Drama this week and making these fantastic amphitheaters and clay mask!


Should you need any further information with regards to college applications, please contact Ms Nuttall via her email,


GCSE Exam boards 2021 are available to view on our website. This information is especially important for some college applications which some students are currently completing.


Ms Poole and some of our Y7 students this morning at break.


Please note that we are encouraging the use of reusable water bottles.


We have managed to get the water fountains repurposed so that students and staff can now refill their water bottles. The fountains can be used from Monday - there will be hand sanitiser placed next to each one, as there is still a button action to release the water.


Y9 students paint the coronavirus in their art lesson with Ms Rees!


Letter sent out yesterday regarding important information re on-site learning can be found on our website.


Open Mornings and Open Evening 2020: If you would like further information about our open morning and open evening, please follow this link and leave your contact details. We will also be updating the website regularly with any changes.


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Our Y7 students enjoying their lunch!


We are all getting used to the new structure of the day - teachers collect each class from their designated outdoor area and walk them back to their classroom.


Y8 students enjoying their break time outside.


Y7 students enjoying the September sunshine at break.


Thanks to for bringing our staff a fantastic hot drink this morning - it was a great way to start the day!


Our Y7 and Y9 students looking very smart on their way in this morning!

Support for Students with SEND

SEND Information

For full details of our SEND provision please refer to the SEND policy which can be found here.

At Hampton High we are committed to a proactive support network to ensure that all of our students can be successful during their time at Hampton High. This includes in class support as well as interventions outside of the classroom.

The Hampton High SENDCo is Benjamin Fleetham.

The Hampton High SEND Governor is Hilary Pearce.

We are committed to meeting the SEND needs of our students as outlined in the Richmond Borough local offer (

Common questions and answers.

How does Hampton High know if my child needs extra help?

What should I do if I think my child may have a special educational need or disability?

How will Hampton High support my child?

How is the decision made about how much, or what, support my child will receive?

How will I know how Hampton High supports my child?

How will you help me to support my child’s learning?

What support will there be for my child’s overall well-being?

How will the school prepare and support my child when joining Hampton High or post 16 provision?

How will I be involved in discussions about and planning for my child’s education?

Who can I contact for further information?

How does Hampton High know if my child needs extra help?

Hampton High has an extensive transition program for students joining Hampton High in Year 7. This has been created and led by the SEND and Head of Year 7 team and has proved to be an invaluable tool to help students feel welcome and supported at Hampton High.

The school will contact primary schools during the summer term with a specific focus on incoming students. This will involve the Mr Fleetham and the Head of Year 7, and/or the Assistant Head of Year 7, meeting with the SENCo and Year 6 teachers of the primary schools.

For primary schools that only have a small number joining Hampton High Mr Fleetham also meets with the relevant SENCos or Year 6 teachers at a transition event hosted by AfC.

All students and parents are invited to a short interview with a member of senior Hampton High staff; Mr Fleetham will be present throughout the evening to allow all parents and children to discuss any SEND issues or concerns.

Where possible a member of the SEND department will attend annual reviews of Year 6 Educational Health Care Plans.

As part of the transition process we also host short transition afternoons, where selected students from all primary schools are invited to meet other students joining, as well as the staff involved in supporting them. There are usually 3 or 4 separate afternoons, as well as specific sessions for those students that are the only ones joining us form their primary school.

During Year 7 all Hampton High students complete Cognitive Ability Tests as well as reading and spelling tests. This usually takes place in the first half of autumn term and helps us identify students who may benefit from additional support.

Students who join Hampton High after their autumn term of Year 7 are assessed in the same way (CAT test as well as reading and spelling tests).

Class teachers are also able to identify students who may need additional support; they can raise this information with the SEND team.

What should I do if I think my child may have a special educational need or disability?

Parents can contact their child’s form tutor or Head of Year, in the first instance. Email addresses and contact numbers are available in the “Contact Us” section of the website.

If parents are concerned about a particular subject they should contact the class teacher directly.

If appropriate, the tutor, teacher or Head of Year will raise concerns with the SENDCo, Mr Fleetham.

Parents who wish to discuss a child’s special educational needs may also contact the SEN department.

To contact the SENDCo directly via email please use 

You can also contact the Single Point of Access for Richmond Borough students using the following link:

This link can be used to contact agencies that can formally assess and diagnose specific learning needs such as ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, etc.

How will Hampton High support my child?

Hampton High is committed to providing an inclusive, broad and balanced curriculum.

For every student we aim to provide:

Differentiated tasks in the classroom for individual students where necessary.

Where classes are streamed by ability we are able to support less able students by offering smaller classes where possible as well as the potential for increased adult support.

Teachers will use progress data inform planning and identify targets for students to improve. If there are concerns that a child is not making progress they can contact the SEND team.

All students are able to attend a ‘homework club’ on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Hampton High; this runs from the end of afternoon registration until 4pm.

In addition, for some students with SEND the school will also provide:

Additional literacy and numeracy support in the form of “Catch Up” sessions. These usually run as a 1:1 session for approximately 20 minutes to avoid disruption to the regular curriculum. We also avoid withdrawing students from core subjects (English, Maths and Science).

Adaptations to learning environments; access to word processors, coloured overlays or additional handouts in class are a good first step in providing an inclusive environment. In rare occasions some students can benefit from “Time-Out” cards that allows them to wait outside their classroom if they feel overwhelmed.

In-class or small group support as needed to enable the student access the curriculum.

Lunchtime rooms, including a quiet room for students who struggle with unstructured times.

Reading intervention during registration.

An Emotional Literacy Support Assistant to help with a range of issues outside of academic concerns.

Social skills groups.

Some students with an “Education Support Plan” which is issued to their teachers. This is a collection of specific strategies that will help the student succeed in school collated in one location.

The SENDCo is responsible for tracking the progress of SEND students.

For students with an Education Health and Care Plan or significant barriers to learning the school will aim to meet the needs outlined in the EHCP, as well as providing:

Individualised timetables and classes.

Additional small group and individual support.

Testing for access arrangements during assessments and public examinations takes place during the autumn term of Year 10 (or if exceptional circumstances require it). These arrangements may include:

  • Using a reader/scribe
  • Extra time
  • Access to ICT

Rest breaks or a prompt usually require a letter from a medical practitioner or specialist requesting this provision.

Use of a separate room to the exam hall usually require a letter from a medical practitioner or specialist requesting this provision.

We follow the guidelines laid down by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). We cannot offer a provision that student is not qualified for. All access arrangements are assessed via qualified and licensed external agencies.

How is the decision made about how much, or what, support my child will receive?

The SEND team works closely with all departments across the school.

Teachers can raise concerns about a student, and parents are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher if they have a concern in the first instance.

Provision for extra support is made on a need basis where possible. It is not possible to place an additional adult in every class; the SEND team has a finite level of resources and is committed to supporting the children most at need.

EHCP students are funded to reflect the provisions in their EHCP and we ensure that this is undertaken. Where in class support is recommended as part of an EHCP Hampton High aims to support core subjects as a priority.

Data is regularly checked by the class teachers. Students without an EHCP may receive some intervention if they are not making the expected progress. This could be in class or a small group intervention.

How will I know how Hampton High supports my child?

If students are to be regularly withdrawn from a lesson for a period of time the SEND team will send written confirmation of this to the home address of the students involved.

At parent’s evenings, the SENDCo will have a drop in desk whereby any parent can raise concerns and issues.

Students with an EHCP will have regular meetings with the SENDCo and SEND team throughout the academic year, parents and carers are encouraged to attend and participate in the meeting. The SEND team will contact the families to arrange these meetings.

If you have any questions or queries about the support we offer please contact your child’s form tutor, Head of Year or the SENDCo.

How will you help me to support my child’s learning?

We encourage parents to attend parent’s evenings whenever possible.

We offer homework support every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as well as open communication between the form tutor, Head of year and SEND team.

What support will there be for my child’s overall well-being?

The pastoral support team includes your child’s form tutor as the first point of contact.

Concerns can also be raised with the Head of Year.

We also have a non-teaching pastoral team that aim to support every child at Hampton High.

Hampton High has access to an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant as well as an Educational Psychologist where necessary.

You can also contact the Single Point of Access for the Richmond Borough if you would like to contact the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) using the following link:


How will the school prepare and support my child when joining Hampton High or post 16 provision?

Induction day for all Year 6 students in summer term.

Additional induction sessions for SEND students.

For students joining Hampton High during the academic year a meeting with the SENDCo may be necessary.

Families with high needs students are encouraged to contact the SENDCo to discuss the needs and support available.

The careers team will meet Year 11 students in preparation for post 16 provision.

Students with an EHCP will discuss post 16 provision during Year 10 and 11 annual reviews. This will usually involve a member of the careers team attending the review.

How will I be involved in discussions about and planning for my child’s education?

Hampton High will hold at least one parent’s evening per year for students. The SENDCo will attend these with a drop in desk for any enquiries.

The SEND team will hold annual reviews for EHCP students and regularly liaise with parents.

Parents of young people with SEND can request a meeting with the SEND team.

Hampton High will aim to regularly maintain contact via meetings and phone calls, as well as communication through the student’s planner. This communication will usually come from the form tutor or Head of Year.

Who can I contact for further information?

The SENDCo at Hampton High is Mr Benjamin Fleetham -

The Heads of Year are as follows:

Year 7: Mrs Sarah Savage –

Year 8: Ms Libby Povey -

Year 9: Mrs Fran Martin - 

Year 10: Mr Gavin Haigh -

Year 11: Mr Stuart Crossan -

Sixth Form: Mr Geraint Owen –



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Returning to School

Overview of how school will operate from September 2020: Please bear in mind that these arrangements will be reviewed regularly. They may also change quickly in the light of amended government guidance in response to the local/national situation with regards covid19. Students have been invited in to school in year group ‘bubbles” over Thursday 3 and Friday 4 September (see schedule below). They will have the opportunity to see each other in their form groups, have a brief assembly and see what the school looks like, before being dismissed. Students should arrive in school through their dedicated entrance, as outlined below. They should arrive no more than 10 minutes before their allocated entrance time. Thursday 3 September: Year 10 9.00 am – 11.30 am. ENTRY POINT A (gate next to Leisure Centre entrance via car park) Year 11 9.30 am – 12.00 pm. ENTRY POINT C (student entrance on Dean Road) Year 13 10.00 am – 12.15 pm. Entry through main reception Friday 4 September: Year 7 8.30am -11.00 am. Families to drop students off at the front of the school. Students will be walked by staff from the area outside of Reception to their dedicated entry point. Students will leave via ENTRY POINT A (gate next to Leisure Centre entrance via car park) Year 8 10.00 am – 12.30 pm. ENTRY POINT B (gate at the back of the Kipling building via Dean Road) Year 9 10.30 am – 1.00 pm. ENTRY POINT C (student entrance on Dean Road) Please ensure that students have water, snacks and writing equipment with them. 1.Travel to and from school: All students are encouraged to walk or cycle to school where possible. They should also try and stay within their “bubbles” and avoid congregating before or after school. If the use of public transport is unavoidable, then students must wear a face covering for the duration of the journey. We will advise the students as to how to remove face coverings safely on their arrival in school. Further guidance on this can be found at the end of this letter. 2. Attendance in School: All students are expected to attend school full time from September, in line with government guidance The controls we are putting in place operationally are designed to make the school a safe place for all Information about reporting a suspected Covid infection can be found in the revised behaviour policy. 3. The School Day: We will be operating a two week timetable to facilitate the delivery of the full curriculum on site. We will remind families and students of which week this is through the website and the weekly newsletter. We will operate a staggered start and finish to the school day. The first full week of learning will start on Monday 7 September (week 1) KS3 (years 7-9) students will be expected in school at 8.35 to start lessons at 8.45 am.  KS3 students will finish their school day at 14.00.  KS4 (years 10 and 11) students will be expected in school at 10.25 am to start lessons at 10.35 am.  KS4 students will finish their school day at 15.50.  KS5 (year 13) students will attend school for their scheduled lessons – this will vary across the week. Each year group will have a dedicated entry point to school. Please note that staff will collect students from the entry point, and students should not arrive more than ten minutes before their allocated entry time. This is to try and preserve as much social distancing as possible: Year 7: 8:35 arrival- ENTRY POINT A (gate next to leisure centre entrance via car park) Year 8: 8:35 arrival- ENTRY POINT B (gate at the back of the Kipling building via Dean Road) Year 9: 8:35 arrival- ENTRY POINT C (student entrance on Dean Road) Year 10: 10:25 arrival- ENTRY POINT A (gate next to leisure centre entrance via car park) Year 11: 10:25 arrival- ENTRY POINT C (student entrance on Dean Road) Sixth Form: Entry through main reception Students will be taught in year group “bubbles”, minimising movement through the school day. Lessons will be taught in 90 minute sessions, amounting to 3 lessons a day for each year group. Teachers will move to the classrooms to teach, minimising movement around the school. The early Friday finish to allow for staff PPA will now happen fortnightly at the end of Week 2 only. KS3 students will finish school at 12.00 pm KS4 students will finish school at 14.00 4. Learning and Homework: All homework will be set on Satchel (formerly show my homework), and most of it will continue to be submitted by students on Satchel. 5. Pastoral Support and Well-being: Each tutor group will have a dedicated area on Teams for notices and activities. Assembly will take place once per week on Teams. Individualised tutorial support will also take place through the school day in the designated year zones of the school. The staggered start and end to the day for different year groups will allow for flexibility of providing additional support to students as and when necessary. The pastoral team will continue to work with students on an appointment-only basis 6. Break and Lunch Arrangements: Break and lunchtimes will be staggered.  We have moved away from operating a finger print service to pay for food. All students will be issued with a lanyard and a card for payment. We encourage children to bring a packed lunch where possible. There will be no food provision at break time. A limited menu for lunchtime will be available, operating on a pre-ordering system. Details about how this will work will be sent in due course. Free schools meals will still be provided. We will not be operating a breakfast club for the first couple of weeks in September. We will advise you when and how this will be running again. 7. Additional Measures: We will be operating a revised behaviour for learning policy and will send you this once this has been finalised. The behaviour policy contains information about most of the additional measures we are taking. The home – school agreement will be amended and sent to you in the light of this. PE changing rooms will be out of bounds until further notice. Students are asked to attend school in PE kit on the days that they have Dance or PE. Students will not be allowed to sing, or play a wind or brass instrument. Peripatetic music lessons will continue virtually. Students are expected in full school uniform on the days they do not have Dance or PE. Please refer to the behaviour policy on our website for guidance about makeup, hairstyles, piercings etc. As the situation has unfolded over the Summer break, we have taken the decision to encourage staff to wear face coverings around school; students may wish to wear face coverings in communal areas in school. Current government guidance does not advise students to wear face coverings in classrooms. Should a student need to wear a face covering in class, then please request this formally by email to your child’s Head of Year, outlining the reasons for this. Extra information about face coverings is included at the end of this article. Residential school trips are currently not advised by the government. Please click on this link or paste it into your browser to see the latest advice from the government to families about the start in September. This should help contextualise the steps we are taking in the re-organisation of our school: 8. Face Coverings – additional information: A face covering is something which effectively covers the nose and mouth. It is not classified as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which is used in a limited number of settings to protect wearers against hazards and risks. You can buy reusable or single-use face coverings. We also ask that these are as plain as possible and do not carry any advertising or other messages which could be construed as controversial. A face covering should: Cover your nose and mouth while allowing you to breathe comfortably Fit comfortably but securely against the side of the face   Be secured to the head with ties or ear loops   Be made of a material that you find to be comfortable and breathable, such as cotton   Ideally include at least two layers of fabric (the World Health Organisation recommends three depending on the fabric used)   Unless disposable, be able to be washed with other items of laundry according to fabric washing instructions and dried without causing the face covering to be damaged. When wearing a face covering you should: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before putting a face covering on  Avoid wearing on your neck or forehead   Avoid touching the part of the face covering in contact with your mouth and nose, as it could be contaminated with the virus   Change the face covering if it becomes damp or if you’ve touched it  Avoid taking it off and putting it back on a lot in quick succession. When removing a face covering: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before removing   Only handle the straps, ties or clips   Do not give it to someone else to use   If single-use, dispose of it carefully in a residual waste bin and do not recycle  If reusable, wash it in line with manufacturer’s instructions at the highest temperature appropriate for the fabric   Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser once removed   Once removed, store reusable face coverings in a sealable plastic bag until you have an opportunity to wash them   If the face covering is single use, dispose of it in a residual waste bin. Do not put it in a recycling bin.