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20/09/17

Retweetd From HAMGeography

Open evening going well! https://t.co/EqzRYxiYE8

20/09/17

We love greeting prospective parents “wow isn’t your science department just an exciting place to learn”

20/09/17

Tonight’s student speaker Hani Yr8 “Last year was the best and fastest year of my life here at HAM - it was outstanding just like us” https://t.co/cOHHhpiLcW

20/09/17

First address from our Principal “we are an Academy that is outstanding and maintains that accolade every day” https://t.co/ZZEeWl4WZC

20/09/17

Retweetd From Mumsnet Merton

Local secondary schools' open days are underway. Visit tonight for their Open Evening: https://t.co/0Ph1CJMk90 https://t.co/S9HP5kfaMN

20/09/17

An hour to go before we throw open our doors and welcome Year6 parents to see what we do and how we do it! Join us tonight’s from 5pm

18/09/17

Want to see what is all about? Come and join us at our Open Evening on Wednesday 20th September

17/09/17

Students this week working with using new software to help design new courtyards in https://t.co/wTxHjGgWDP

16/09/17

Yr11 are you ready? Booster schedule and list of preferred revision guides coming your way next! All info on our website

09/09/17

Missed our presentation to Yr11 parents and carers this week? No problem, take a look here https://t.co/s1zndpXsFg

07/09/17

Thank you to all the Yr11 parents and carers who attended tonight's information evening. Links and info to follow

07/09/17

Yr 11 Parent Meeting this evening, preparing for the year ahead and engaging parents and carers with GCSE's. 6PM

07/09/17

WELCOME BACK TO ALL OUR AMAZING STUDENTS. A new year comes with new priorities, what will you do to be EMPOWERED & ENGAGED this year?

24/08/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Well done - we are so proud of all our students today ِ https://t.co/Bej3gziQt1

24/08/17

Beverly and Caleb truly outstanding performances, together achieving 11A*\A grades, 3... yes 3... 9 grades an 8 and a 7! https://t.co/ru4TaqaZyZ

24/08/17

Could not be more of our amazing students today. Achievement is success - well done everyone ِ https://t.co/cvKJiGpDoO

24/08/17

So pleased for all our students today! Incredible results today we can't wait to share them with you

24/08/17

It's here and we are so excited to see all our Year 11 students. Results available from 11am! See you soon

18/08/17

Retweetd From Harris Sixth Form

Congratulations to all Harris Sixth Form students on their successful examination results. You are amazing. Good luck for the future.

17/08/17

More news coming through. Congrats to Leia A*AA going to read Eng Lit and Ibadur AAAA off to to read Biomedical Sci

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.

SEN & Disabilities

Welcome to Learning Support Services

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We are an experienced and enthusiastic team committed to ensuring students with Special Educational Needs make outstanding progress through careful identification and targeted support.

Students who have a Statement or Educational Health Care Plan will receive extra support and guidance in some of their lessons from Teaching Assistants who will work in partnership with

the Subject Teacher to help students to access the curriculum. Where appropriate, students may also be withdrawn from some lessons for one to one or small group support on, for example, reading and writing skills, numeracy and speech and language. All students on the SEND register have an individual support plan to inform all subject teachers of the specific learning challenges so that they can differentiate their work accordingly. Extra support is given to students as deemed necessary and the progress of these students is coordinated and monitored by the Director of Learning Support and other senior colleagues.

Students on the Special Educational Needs register may also need assessment and support from other professionals including the Educational Psychologist, Speech Therapist or behaviour support team.

I hope you find the documents below useful and I look forward to working with all our parents and students this year.

Regards

Andrew Ridge
Director of Learning Support

RidgeA@harrismerton.org.uk


The SEN Code of Practice key changes

The Code of Practice (2014) covers the 0-25 age range and includes guidance relating to disabled children and young people as well as those with SEN

  • There is a clearer focus on the participation of children and young people and parents in decision-making at individual and strategic levels
  • There is a stronger focus on high aspirations and on improving outcomes for children and young people
  • It includes guidance on the joint planning and commissioning of services to ensure close co-operation between education, health and social care
  • It includes guidance on publishing a Local Offer of support for children and young people with SEN or disabilities
  •  For children and young people with more complex needs a co-ordinated assessment process and the new 0-25 Education, Health and Care plan (EHC plan) replace statements and Learning Difficulty Assessments (LDAs)
  • There is a greater focus on support that enables those with SEN to succeed in their education and make a successful transition to adulthood

To see the new SEN Code of Guidance 2014, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/325875/SEND-Code_of_Practice-June2014.pdf

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