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05/03/21

Our masked reader answers will be posted in your class team today as well as our world book day newsletter.

04/03/21

A gentle reminder that road restrictions are in place on Ivy Gardens. Parents will be unable to drive down this road to park at the start and end of the day.

04/03/21

Retweetd From Saqib khan

Ready for world book Day! https://t.co/A9f9LjN7z0

04/03/21

Who is our 5th Masked Reader - The Lion! https://t.co/lSa6yBN8XY

04/03/21

Retweetd From Katie Tilcock

Happy world book day from Lexie. https://t.co/pNyUCt4O1h

04/03/21

Retweetd From Jo Harries

World book day! Bear, from the Bear and the Piano, Max from Where the Wild Things Are, and Peter from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. https://t.co/4NHzlVDOHy

02/03/21

Who is our third masked reader! The Shark has been posted in your class team for voting!

01/03/21

Retweetd From PE at Home

This week the team bring you special edition dodgeball resources - our KS1 and KS2 cards have been authored in collaboration with the fantastic students ! Please feel free download your copy at https://t.co/jWLiVLQeuE https://t.co/Npn9eatNeI

01/03/21

Our second masked reader has been posted. Who is behind the Alien face? https://t.co/8fuGPFqJHv

01/03/21

We have uploaded a book called Gordon the Uncertainty Giant by to support children about the current changes relating to Covid 19. This can be downloaded from our parents CV19 Resource Area

01/03/21

We will be posting our second masked reader at 2:00! Who is the alien? Families, please feel free to tweet us videos of our lovely children guessing who it is/trying to figure it out! We can't wait to see what everyone guesses.

01/03/21

Retweetd From Jo Harries

kids absolutely loved the masked reader. We are all looking forward to these every day!

01/03/21

We had a lot of fun making them! the next one is at 2:00! Who is the alien?

01/03/21

We've uploaded a Back to School social story by to support with any anxiety your child may have about returning on March 8th. This can be found in your Class Teams - File area. It will also be in the Parent and Carer section of the website. https://t.co/NTfkyGQqlt

01/03/21

Who can it be! Listen to Unicorn reading in your class team. Remember to vote for the teacher once you have watched it! https://t.co/zmpV8gDdNk

28/02/21

We will be posting our first masked reader on your class team tomorrow morning - all you have to do is vote!

26/02/21

Please check your emails for information about a return to school workshop for all families at Harris Primary Merton. If you know of other Merton families who may benefit please feel free to share :) https://t.co/hxK3mtsPW8

26/02/21

Merton and Sutton are offering a wellbeing workshop to support children with anxiety. Details below. https://t.co/fJq5RrJZQJ

25/02/21

Retweetd From Merton Libraries

You can download our app on your Apple or Android device and access your library anytime, anywhere on the go. https://t.co/CGoVeYuxCB

25/02/21

If you feel your child may need support. Call the office and ask to talk to Miss Tami about ways we can direct you and your family returning on March 8th. https://t.co/NvyXN5oYuu

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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.u

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.