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17/09/20

Want to know more about online safety as a parent? are running a parenting sessions. Sign up here https://t.co/pOKPWso4My

17/09/20

Socially distanced PE today! https://t.co/uDefel9kMf

17/09/20

If you would like help applying for your child’s secondary school place, please email Miss Shiantelle in the school office. Her email address is s.johnson.org.uk Due to the CV-19 restrictions you must make an appointment.

17/09/20

Year 6 families, it's time to start thinking about your Year 7 applications. Find our letter here https://t.co/89fFK8EcIa Remember if you do not live in Merton, you will need to apply to your home borough.

15/09/20

Thanks for checking! If you need it just let us know :)

15/09/20

Hi it was a letter in their bags last Friday. It’s same details as during lockdown if that helps?

15/09/20

Dear families, we have uploaded a questionnaire about technology access at home. We would like you to complete it for each household. https://t.co/Om7jRI6GyI

14/09/20

Remember homework is being set on Purple Mash. Details on how to access the website and login were sent home on Friday.

10/09/20

Remember to send your child PE kit in every Monday and we will send it home on a Friday for it to be washed.

09/09/20

A massive thanks to for our new Y1 play area! https://t.co/X7E90VxcYM

09/09/20

Our Wednesday assembly focus today was wellbeing and how we can use our breathing to calm our bodies 🧘🏻‍♀️ . Ms Towersey spoke to KS1 about their breathing to help them relax using one of her favourite books https://t.co/CnvGjgwuRy

09/09/20

To reduce waiting time for the office, we’ve introduced a postbox outside for you to drop all forms and letters. https://t.co/KDk4bac1oi

08/09/20

Did you know you can family pair with another Tik Tok account? Read our guide to find out more https://t.co/BATFybnS0v

06/09/20

Retweetd From ColourBlindAwareness

. please don't forget it's (handily always at the start of every new school year :) https://t.co/UOU18OLf3g

06/09/20

We have created a picture version of the menu from to support our children who may need prepared in advance for their weekly choices. https://t.co/ZIe9lJGiGu

06/09/20

If you feel your child is showing signs of anxiety and you’d like support with this. Contact Miss Tami to get signed up to our Trailblazers parenting sessions.

04/09/20

Remember all our letters are on the school website including the reopening information. You can find your year group letter here. https://t.co/XCp4NSjCRR https://t.co/bAPP05jVUV

04/09/20

Dear families, please find the school lunch menu and information on the changes for this term. https://t.co/qXhIJbbcwo

04/09/20

All families should have received a letter about the changes to our lunch ordering. Please check the website for the new menu.

04/09/20

School started today Ezekiel!!! Make sure you check your starting time!

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SEN & Disabilities

The 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

 

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.