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22/11/20

Thank you so much for everything you have done, it’s helped get some of our kids connected. https://t.co/yI9vN0MzuD

20/11/20

Year 6 completed the HPAM circuit challenge! How many can you do in 3 minutes? https://t.co/N1oCJjjPEM

20/11/20

The weather is getting colder! Please ensure all children have appropriate coats and shoes for playing outside in the chillier weather.

18/11/20

Families, please check your phones for information on a form that has been uploaded to our website for parents and carers to complete.

17/11/20

We're looking for a parent governor. If you are interested you can find out more details here https://t.co/H6w33Wk98U

14/11/20

On Friday 20th we’ll be celebrating anti-bullying week by wearing odd socks! https://t.co/ov4hssiX6X

14/11/20

Happy Diwali to all our families that are celebrating this weekend. https://t.co/6E61x0KbZl

13/11/20

A huge well done to all our children and staff today! https://t.co/iQb1pb94Gf

13/11/20

Madness in pyjamas https://t.co/CPnMEewGK9

13/11/20

We have been busy reading the rainbow! 🌈 well done to all our children! https://t.co/gZLt2nkgTQ

13/11/20

It’s clearly today! https://t.co/3eca0VSH0w

13/11/20

There’s a bear on the loose! https://t.co/cimYqSmmPf

12/11/20

Remember you can wear spots or pyjamas for tomorrow!

10/11/20

Great tips on supporting reading and language when reading. https://t.co/pHqbBFREW1

08/11/20

Retweetd From Healthy Merton

Merton's has opened on a second day! They are now open on Wednesdays (16:30-18:30) and Thursdays (13:30-15:30). Come along to COLLECT a fresh food parcel and DONATE any good but unwanted food for others to take. https://t.co/1bs4kgKiAy https://t.co/UZ4BTAz0sI

08/11/20

Make sure you understand the pros and cons of Roblox if your child is playing it. https://t.co/wgpGuIPV4t

07/11/20

It’s Children in Need next week! All families should have received details about the day by email. It’s also on our website in the letters section. https://t.co/vgDCfWO4ua

07/11/20

Did you know our website has a Parent and Carer's page. We have a range of support from online internet safety courses to parenting support. Simply go to our website and click Parent and Carers at the top of the page.

07/11/20

Do you know what the age limits and safety ratings are for the apps and websites your children are using? Use https://t.co/ZjM5PJOHA1 to check the guidance and recommendations

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SEN & Disabilities

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

The Assistant SENCO is Rebecca Page
Contact details: 020 8679 3707
Email: r.page@harrisprimarymerton.org.uk

The SENCO for Early Years is Shelley Towersey 

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

Here 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.

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.

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

The Assistant SENCO is Rebecca Page
Contact details: 020 8679 3707
Email: r.page@harrisprimarymerton.org.uk

The SENCO is Early Years is Shelley Towersey 

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

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 We look forward to hearing from you. 

 

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 Principal, Ms Rachel Bowern. You may also contact the School Governor with responsibility for SEND. His name is Aaron King and he can be contacted via email through the school office.