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At Hawthorn, we are all teachers of children with SEND (Special education needs and disabilities).

We strive to provide an all-round education for every learner, rooted in resilience, respect and creativity. We value them as individuals and recognise the different paths they go on; we aim to meet their both their academic and wellbeing needs as well as equipping them with life skills.

We aim to support them at every step of the journey as part of our community whilst preparing them for their next steps. We provide a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum which is adapted to maximise achievement for all regardless of their starting points, with inclusion for all at the heart of everything that we do. 

Meet the team

Mrs Frances Martin

Inclusion Leader
tel: 01536 512204

Hello, my name is Mrs Martin. I am the Inclusion Leader and Special Needs Co-ordinator here at Hawthorn Primary School. I am responsible for looking after the needs of our children who may need a little bit of extra support to help them with their learning. I work with the teachers to set targets and interventions for children to help them. I also am responsible for referring children to outside agencies for additional support, if required. This can be to therapists for speech or co-ordination difficulties, to the children’s medical department/school nurse for issues around continence or wellbeing or to St Mary’s for potential needs around attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) or autistic spectrum disorders (ASD).

The majority of children come to me through teacher referral however, it is really important that you, as parents, are able to come to me with your concerns. So, if you’ve got worries around the following things, or something I’ve not mentioned, please use my email address to get in touch with me, and we can go from there.

  • Rigid behaviour or need for routine
  • Inflexibility or need to stick to rules
  • Social or communication concerns
  • Speech and language concerns including stammering or elective mutism
  • Co-ordination difficulties such as balance or hand to eye co-ordination 
  • Concerns over learning or retention of information

These are just a couple of examples. If you’ve got worries I’ve not mentioned feel free to contact me and I will signpost you to the correct place.


Mrs Emma Brown

Family Support Worker
tel: 01536 512204

My name is Emma Brown and I am the Family Support Worker at Hawthorn. My job is to support families with wellbeing needs and issues that are existing both inside and outside of school such as sleep, housing or routines in the home.

I work alongside families and other agencies to get the right support for families and children who need it. You can contact me if you have any worries or need support with anything and I will do my best to help. We can set up an action plan and have regular meetings if that is needed, or I can support on a more informal basis. Please email me with your concerns and we can arrange a time to talk.

The Local Offer

The Local Offer is where all information about services for children and young people with special educational needs is written down in one place.

Access is via this link:

The SEND Information Advice and Support Service 

North Northamptonshire's SEND Information Advice Support (IAS) service provides free, impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families about:

  • education
  • health
  • social care

North Northamptonshire SEND IAS covers Corby, East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough areas.