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14/01/22

Our newsletter was emailed to all our families today. It has a special focus on this week.

07/01/22

Our next school tour is on Monday 10th. To join please register before hand using the form on our website. We can't wait to meet you https://t.co/rXn1PEDASl

05/01/22

are offering families, whose child has a diagnosis of ASD, parent led support on a variety of areas. Details attached. https://t.co/xoVtumkd0p

17/12/21

Wishing our families a restful and safe break. We’ll see you all In the New Year https://t.co/VCT2NUP1s2

14/12/21

Retweetd From LGfL DigiSafe 📱🙂💻☂️

How can you tell if that App is appropriate? How long is too long on devices? And how do I start that awkward conversation with my child? Invite parents/carers to our FB Live next Monday 20 Dec at 7pm with ➡️https://t.co/L7otSDC6DY Please share and click GOING https://t.co/0TPSl215bo

14/12/21

Retweetd From LGfL DigiSafe 📱🙂💻☂️

🎶Guess who's back, back again... 🎄Christmas Facebook Live is back - tell a friend! Or rather, share with *parents* at your school before wrapping that new phone/console with no parental controls. Just head to https://t.co/oB6J9032xr and click 'GOING' on the going live post https://t.co/1Y8OO6qbqA

14/12/21

Retweetd From LGfL DigiSafe 📱🙂💻☂️

PARENTS: worried Christmas might end up like this when you give out new devices without parental controls? Then join our FB Live next Monday 20 Dec at 7pm here (with Common Sense Media) https://t.co/SDWLpcufFT Please share and click GOING https://t.co/4HIJbvooCv

14/12/21

Teams Logins will be sent home on Thursday so you can access this. https://t.co/fyzipjNCvL

13/12/21

Our Christmas hamper raffle tickets are being sold until Thursday morning. 50p for 1 and £2 for a full strip! https://t.co/aopj2M4fvr

09/12/21

To ensure our Christmas Lunch is extra festive, we will be having our Christmas Jumper day on Thursday 16th December. https://t.co/4ShQEBm0vz

09/12/21

As well as promoting a love of reading in our school, our reading champions listen to the children during our reading lunch club! https://t.co/WYtV72f6Ot

09/12/21

Our reading lunch club is full today! Our reading champions from year 5 & 6 are helping the adults listen to each child read! https://t.co/nM8Es81YGf

01/12/21

Unfortunately, there will be no stay and play this week.

21/11/21

Hi Jo, we’d happily add them to the books we have for children to take home :)

19/11/21

With increasing concerns around and other social media, we want to ensure our parents are aware of what their children can access online. have released an app to keep you up to date and informed! https://t.co/aEZeniuWcH

19/11/21

Enjoy! Our kids are loving their pop up book hut! https://t.co/zvhG1smlts

19/11/21

Retweetd From Rosie Holland🦄

Ethan Ready for pyjama day at school today 💙💚❤️💛#ChildreninNeed https://t.co/dmCAJCWCKc

19/11/21

Remember our cake sale, that’s happening after school to raise money for thank you for all donations. https://t.co/C9F6wpVhvP

18/11/21

Retweetd From MertonSSP

Well done to all 8 schools taking part in the Mitcham Football Competition 👏⚽️ Congratulations to St Marks PS 🥇 🥈 🥉 and our joint Refspect winners & Bond PS. Huge thanks to for hosting & your amazing sportleaders 🙌 https://t.co/NLcblQLtwZ

17/11/21

Don’t forget it’s wear your pyjamas for this Friday!! Make sure they’re warm enough to play outside in… as it can get a bit chilly being outside in your jammies!

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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.