Hawthorn Tree recognises the importance of meeting the needs of all children whatever their level or area of need/difficulty. An experienced learning support teacher is contracted to provide bespoke support for children diagnosed with cognitive delay and learning difficulties including dyslexia. The school employs 3 Learning Mentors to support children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. To complement quality first teaching the school employs a qualified teacher to work with a cohort of children who have a general delay in learning in one particular year group. We employ a specialist teaching assistant with EAL to support links with parents. A Locality Parent Support Adviser is contracted to support identified parents and run parent courses around child development. For children with Autism we access support from specialist outreach teachers from the Working Together Team (WTT) and from the Behaviour Outreach Support Service (BOSS) for behaviour difficulties.