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17/09/21

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please share with your parents. Our newsletter is now electronic, so parents can open this easily on their phone. Link to September issue is below, including news, photos, and upcoming Open Evening and Open Mornings for Year 6. https://t.co/Zs3udwKvW8

16/09/21

We've popped all the Merton Secondary school information on our school website so its easy to find. There are lots of open days for our Year 6 parents to visit to help them become familiar with our local secondaries. https://t.co/QmxTUwsmAP

14/09/21

We will be hosting our first school tour for prospective parents. Tuesday 28th September at 4:00pm.

13/09/21

class created profiles about their author! https://t.co/NE2Kw6l7Lt

13/09/21

class shared their inner poet by writing their own. https://t.co/tEib2lQMab

11/09/21

class wrote letters for their author. I’m not sure we have room for all the children’s dæmons!! https://t.co/kf6CP9nQyl

11/09/21

They will be very excited to know you have seen it! You’re always welcome to visit, just let us know when an we’ll pop the kettle on :)

11/09/21

Our Y2 children have chosen their favourite book for their classroom display. https://t.co/tnKidxzY0Z

11/09/21

One of our Y1 classes went on a journey of books. https://t.co/QObgfFbXKb

11/09/21

Our new Reception classes and learned all about their authors this week. We can’t wait to watch their love of reading grow. 📚 https://t.co/KdGGMDv24K

10/09/21

We can’t wait to bring this to HPAM soon! https://t.co/uo3z9yO0wE

10/09/21

Our Resource Base children are launching their class names into space! https://t.co/UNgfBhkTOG

10/09/21

You’re always welcome to pop in to chat to them about it further. I’m sure they’d love to hear more about your book and where you got the ideas from.

10/09/21

class celebrated some of our favourite books! I wonder if Miss V still has the photo of the leadership team dressed as crayons! https://t.co/7vX4WrIIZm

10/09/21

class celebrated their favourite book https://t.co/Q68g2QcUtO

10/09/21

class have celebrated all his books! https://t.co/RqxxeNXgt9

10/09/21

class have written to about their concerns around support for refugees in the Uk. https://t.co/WcgSb1y6rm

10/09/21

We got factual about in his class! His books have been part of our curriculum for a long time! https://t.co/rZ5mqfApcR

10/09/21

class have been writing letters to the author! Maybe we should send him a few! https://t.co/5Fa5flDl8w

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SEN & Disabilities

 

Our SENCO is Adriana Verrecchia
Contact details: 020 8679 3707
Email: A.Verrecchia@harrisprimarymerton.org.uk

 

Our Assistant SENCO is Shelley Towersey
Contact details: 020 8679 3707
Email: s.towersey@harrisprimarymerton.org.uk

 

Our Governor for SEND is Rebecca Baggulley

Contact details: 020 8679 3707
Email: info@harrisprimarymerton.org.uk

 

At Harris Primary Academy Merton we take students' individual educational needs very seriously. We understand that not every child learns in the same way, nor at the same pace. Due to this there are a number of provisions in place to help our children learn at the best of their ability.Under the new code children with complex Special Educational Needs will be given an Educational Health Care plan (EHC). For some students this will mean being educated in a specialist provision. Where it is felt that these children can still be educated in a mainstream setting, the support outlined in the EHC plan will be provided by the Academy in collaboration with the Local Authority. We are very proud to hold the Inclusion Quality Mark Centre Of Excellence Award. 

It is the responsibility of the Academy to provide for all other children with additional needs.

SEN will now be categorised under four main headings.

  1. Communication and Interaction - this includes speech, language and communication needs and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

  2. Cognition and Learning - this includes specific learning difficulties.

  3. Social, emotional and mental health.

  4. Sensory needs - this includes visual and hearing impairments.

The code of practice explains that once a potential SEN is identified, four types of action are needed to put effective support into place. The four actions are;

  1. Assess; the class teacher and SENCO should clearly analyse a pupil's needs before identifying a child as needing SEN support.

  2. Plan; parents must be notified wherever it is decided that a pupil is to be provided with SEN support. The class teacher, the SENCO and parents should collaborate on problem solving, planning, support and strategies.

  3. Do; implement the agreed support and set a date for a review.

  4. Review; the effectiveness of the support should be reviewed in line with the agreed date.

 

Our Plan

For most of those that have SEN their needs can be met within the classroom with quality teaching and clear differentiation. For those that require additional support or a more specific type of support we will continue to involve outside agencies such as Educational Psychologists and Speech and Language therapists.

We have a number of specific Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistants. They will aim to help those within the classroom that need help in certain areas such as maths and literacy. This will be delivered on a half termly basis.

 

SEND Information Report

Our SEND Information report is available below.

The SEND local offer for Merton can be found by clicking here.

 

Additionally Resourced Provisions Unit

Within the Academy we have an Additionally Resourced Provisions Unit (ARP) that aims to help those that are on the autistic spectrum or have severe speech, language and communication disorders.

We have a wonderful team working within the unit who work with the children on a 1:2 or 1:3 basis helping them to learn in ways that best suit their individual needs.

Many of the children in the ARP struggle to remain in a full time mainstream setting, however, we ensure we provide them opportuniites to attend specific lessons with their mainstream peers. 

If you would like to discuss the ARP please contact Adriana Verrecchia at a.verrecchia@harrisprimarymerton.org.uk

The SEND local offer for Merton can be found by clicking here.

 

Developing the Local Offer

If you would like to suggest any information to add which would support you as a parent or young person, or have any comments or feedback about the Merton Local Offer, please do get in touch. You can use the Contact form or send an email to localoffer@merton.gov.uk 

 

Complaints Procedures

If any parent is concerned about the provision for the SEND in the Academy they should contact the SENCO in the first matter or refer it to the appropriate person.

Should the parent not be happy with the outcome, the complaint should be put in writing and addressed to the Head of Academy, Miss Nicole Liddicoat. You may also contact the School Governor with responsibility for SEND. Her name is Rebecca Bagguley and she can be contacted via email through the school office.