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19/04/18

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19/04/18

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Our secondary trainees are loving reading with Year 4 Today's experience is so important to better understand successful from to school for our trainee teachers. https://t.co/4TpaLrfIYl

16/04/18

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Today parents will find out what primary school their child will attend in September. Last year, 90% of parents got their first place, with 97.2% getting one of their top three choices - read all about it on our blog https://t.co/Yd6ehi7kiR https://t.co/Z1Ee1p2hct

16/04/18

** Today is offer day for Reception 2018! Letters will be posted to applicants who applied using a paper application form. Parents who applied online will be able to view the outcome of their application form this evening around 5pm. **

15/04/18

We look forward to welcoming back all of our students tomorrow morning. We hope you had a lovely Easter break and that you are ready for another term of fun learning. https://t.co/HySG8APutO

10/04/18

Half term football fun at HPAM ⚽️ https://t.co/4VWrLo8u9e

29/03/18

Someone special is hopping around the academy today delivering yummy Easter treats for our children 🍫🐰 https://t.co/uymGykcAiI

29/03/18

Some great art work produced by our students in their spare time. https://t.co/LTvBS7eNvH

29/03/18

Good morning, don’t forget to wear your onesie or pyjamas to school today!

28/03/18

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Thank you to everyone! Along with our Onesie day, class information assemblies and speech and language sessions with parents. We've really raised awareness within our school :) https://t.co/LBqrXcblaq

28/03/18

We would like to say a massive thank you to all the parents who came to our ASD Awareness Week Coffee morning with our Educational Psychologist. https://t.co/VwmTz4M7r6

23/03/18

We are blown away by one of our Y5 students this morning! What an amazing homework project. 🌍 https://t.co/0iLWTpinCJ

16/03/18

What a great way to start the day 📚 https://t.co/fikfwA2QTv

16/03/18

Some gorgeous photographs of our family Friday reading morning. https://t.co/4sAedUpTX3

14/03/18

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14/03/18

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13/03/18

A fantastic Y3 trip to Buster Ancient Farm last Friday to tie in with our Celts and Romans topic. https://t.co/Si1dIidnHM

13/03/18

Just a reminder that there will be a Year 6 SATs parents’ meeting at 5pm today in the main school hall. We look forward to seeing lots of you there! https://t.co/5SGiTppeW6

05/03/18

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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

ARP

At Harris Primary Academy Merton we are lucky to have an Additionally Resourced Provision. For more information, please see the details below.

What does ARP stand for?
ARP stands for Aditionally Resourced Provision.

Who is the ARP for?
The ARP is for twenty, primary aged pupils diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. All of the pupils have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health and Care Plan. Places in the ARP are allocated through the London Borough of Merton's Special Educational Needs Panel and a multidisciplinary admissions panel, in consultation with the Principal and ARP manager.

Where is the ARP?
The ARP is located on the ground floor in our KS2 building. The pupils are placed in one of three, small, specialist classes and each class has a teacher and two or three teaching assistants. The ARP has access to all of the school's resources and has its own stimulating outdoor play area.

What is the ARP curriculum?
All of the pupils are offered a broad and balanced curriculum specifically modified to meet their needs. Every lesson is taught by a fully qualified teacher and supported by ELKLAN trained teaching assistants. A story/topic based, cross-curricular approach is adopted throughout the ARP with meaningful, linked activities and experiences being planned for all. Individual pupils are included in a mainstream setting for socialisation and more advanced teaching opportunities, as appropriate for their needs.

What other agencies are involved?
A Speech and Language Therapist works with the ARP pupils and an Educational Psychologist is allocated to the ARP for regular liaison and review of pupils' progress. Specific consideration is given to reviewing the progess of pupils in Year 5, before their transfer to secondary school. Many of the pupils have Occupational Therapy programmes and ARP staff supposrt pupils to follow the recommendations in their individual programme. Therapists from The Sensory Smart Child LTD assess and manage interventions for the pupils.

Assessment
The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile is used to access the attainemnt of the youngest ARP pupils and PIVATS (Lancashire County Council) materials are used for assessing the attainment of pupils aged from Year 1 to Year 6. This is currently under review. SEN (Special Educational Needs) Support Plans are reviewed and written each term for all of the ARP pupils.

Communication with parents
Many of the children travel to school each day on transport provided by the Local Education Authority. Home/school communication books provice an opportunity for parents and staff to communicate on a daily basis. In addition to the statutory Statement of Education, Health and Care Plan Annual Review meeting, parent review meetings are held each term to discuss each child's progress. Parents are welcome to telephone the school at any time.

Transition
The ARP is as an established, successful transition programme. Pupils and their parents are invited to the school for two, one hour long visits for informal opportunities to meet members of staff who will be working with them, to spend time in their new classrooms and see other aspecrs of the school environment. Individual transition books are prepared for each pupil between the first and second visit and entry into the school is often phased to meet individual needs, e.g. inital attendance for mornings only.

Adriana Verrecchia is Assistant Principal and responsible for the ARP.

If you would like to discuss the ARP please contact Adriana on a.verrecchia@harrisprimarymerton.org.uk