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26/10/20

How is your child coping with coming back to school after lockdown? Are they still displaying signs of anxiety? Would you like some tips and strategies to manage their worries? https://t.co/eMGlnpy6v0

26/10/20

A great start to our online October school. Well done to all our children who joined

25/10/20

We can't wait to see our Year 6 children tomorrow at 9am for online October School.

25/10/20

Year 6 Parents and Carers, remember the deadline to apply for a secondary place is 31st October. You must apply via your home borough. Merton residents apply online here https://t.co/336XnlzOLK

21/10/20

October School is via Microsoft Teams next week. Please check you can login and if you need support give us a call in the office.

21/10/20

Dear Parents and Carer, Please continue to check your emails for all communication as this is now our main form of communication.  Many Thanks

15/10/20

They are hiding in the replies to the meeting. I’ve moved them to their individual spot so a link should be more visible now. If not ask Miss V tomorrow morning when you pass her on the gate.

15/10/20

Hi they should be under the meeting in the class team.

14/10/20

Is your child experiencing anxiety, behavior issues or fears? Contact Miss Tami to discuss a referral to our EWP (Educational Well-being Practitioners) sessions. https://t.co/G7h8aaOBLU

13/10/20

Half term is fast approaching. Our children stop on Friday 16th October (finish at normal times) and return on Monday 2nd November (usual start times). Year 6 will be for October school the second week of half term.

12/10/20

Missed our meet the teacher on your class Teams? Don't worry we've recorded the sessions so the children can watch it after.

07/10/20

Brilliant!!! Miss V will get that orange certificate ready!

07/10/20

Should be sorted now!

07/10/20

Dear Parents and Carers. We are seeking feedback on our uniform provider. Please follow the link to complete the feedback form. https://t.co/OoUBSW9VYt

06/10/20

Amazing writing from our of our students. Our Emperor Penguins were busy writing a retell of a familiar story. https://t.co/oO3R9PUzzs

06/10/20

Miss V will try and pop one in his bag tomorrow! He has a whole rainbow to read!! 🌈

06/10/20

Hi yes the children should have a orange one after red! He was very proud of that certificate!

05/10/20

Year 6 Parents and carers. Miss Liddicoat will be hosting a meeting at 5:45pm via Teams to share information about the October School. Please double check you can see the Year 6 Team (not class team) on your child's profile to join.

01/10/20

Just a reminder there is no whole federation inset tomorrow and the children are all in as normal.

30/09/20

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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.