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16/03/20

We are intending on keeping Harris Academy Merton open to serve our community but we are carefully following government advice. Please use the link below to find information in the event of any possible partial or full closure https://t.co/qIpxRVXFMv

09/03/20

Finally, with Harris Academy Merton’s Spoken Word Challenge and staff getting dressed up for World Book Day! Well done to all! https://t.co/c4xqB3WQkX

09/03/20

All Year 11 & 12 took part in a challenging and rewarding mock interview day supported by the team https://t.co/SZxZu0plk5

09/03/20

Last week was a busy week at HAM! Ombudsman, Nicola Williams delivered a talk to our 6th Form Students 1/3 https://t.co/4UpzFhpr2X

11/02/20

Well done to the Harris Merton Trampolining Team. Overall results for the Harris Federation Trampoloning Competition: 3rd place in Novice and 3rd place in Intermediate categories https://t.co/JOsWxPePj1

27/01/20

Our Year 7 girls played a federation league game at home against Harris Academy Peckham last week. The girls played a fantastic game winning 7-0 with Tianna Reader scoring all 7 goals. Well played girls! https://t.co/B5NKuBhnkX

24/12/19

The Harris Merton Choir visited the Eltandia Hall care home for the elderly last week to sing a selection of Christmas songs and bring festive cheer. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas! https://t.co/Ev2EHuEJiZ

20/12/19

Harris Academy Merton Sixth Form students had the pleasure of delivering the school’s donations to the food bank at the New Horizon Centre Pollards Hill today. What a great way to reflect on the importance of community and generosity at this time of year. https://t.co/OtO6Wvinfr

10/12/19

Harris Merton hosted the Yr 8/9 girls borough basketball tournament yesterday playing against Wimbledon High School and Richards High School. We managed to win all our games to come first!! Player of the match was Kiyah Robertson (No 14) https://t.co/Z9tqAjls3W

18/10/19

Our award winners being presented with awards for their outstanding achievements or contribution to the Academy. Well done to all! https://t.co/d3fbbELOHp

17/10/19

Harris Merton hosted a Year 7 girls football tournament in partnership with this week. Many local Harris Academies attended and HAM's A team placed second! Well done to all involved https://t.co/NN9XkdM3Cb

11/10/19

Amazing performance from Harris in Harmony! An exceptionally talented group of students performing at the Harris Federation Annual Conference https://t.co/rwI0zHt7A3

11/10/19

Harris Academy Merton ranking highly among all schools in the Harris Federation and in the top 10% of schools nationally https://t.co/RBcEhfyMVg

27/09/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

We are excited to announce that the Emergency Conference has begun at - watch this space! https://t.co/cBmAsaX9Xv

19/09/19

Open evening was a blast! If you missed out please email info.org.uk to book a place at our open morning which takes place on the 25/09 https://t.co/SKqt2upLlS

22/08/19

Retweetd From HarrisMerton

Well done to Nathaniel Massiah on nine Grade 9s and Gordon Armah eight Grade 8’s and two Grade 9’s https://t.co/FaxVMwp9Gm

22/08/19

Massive congratulations to Justine Smith on five Grade 9’s, four Grade 8’s Rassala Smith on one Grade 9, five Grade 8’s and three Grade 7’s. https://t.co/6kkhXO0Z5D

22/08/19

Well done to all our students on their amazing results! Everyone is busy getting enrolled in https://t.co/13VILyDx9r

22/08/19

Well done to Nathaniel Massiah on nine Grade 9s and Gordon Armah eight Grade 8’s and two Grade 9’s https://t.co/FaxVMwp9Gm

22/07/19

Our Year 7 & 9's enjoying their end of year rewards trip to Brighton. Well done to all on your successes this year! https://t.co/9YFbawW6XX

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SEN & Disabilities

Statement of Intent

Harris Academy Merton supports every student to equally access the curriculum by providing support with high quality teaching which is adapted to support each individuals learning journey.

The Academy’s motto is “Achievement is Success”, and it has a clear focus on outcomes for all students including those with SEND. Our aim is that every teacher is a teacher of all children.

The Faculty of Learning Support seeks to support and empower SEND students at the Academy to grow and develop on their own personal learning journey. Our provision and support aims to remove barriers, build confidence and resilience and provide challenge and support for academic and personal growth.

Our students will:

  • Thrive and feel confident through their personalised learning journey
  • Grow to be independent learners who can self- manage
  • Experience personal growth and build academic and social resilience  
  • Have the confidence to formulate and express ideas and opinions
  • Experience making a positive contribution to the school community

Teachers will:

  • Create opportunities for all learners to thrive
  • Support a culture of inclusion through high quality teaching
  • Create a culture of achievable aspirations
  • Tailor learning to the individuals needs
  • Deliver a progressive and challenging curriculum
  • Reinforce the importance of safeguarding

Our SEND Curriculum Principles are student centred:

  • To support the transition of SEND students from primary to secondary, KS3 to KS4 and beyond Year 11
  • To support the progress of SEND students to achieve beyond initial expectations
  • To support SEND students to maximise learning in lessons
  • To provide additional learning opportunities for literacy and numeracy
  • To ensure barriers to examinations are reduced through effective access arrangements
  • To provide targeted intervention through in class support, withdrawal, enrichment and mentoring
  • To support SEND students to become confident individuals through enrichment, community events and the SEND student voice
  • To prepare students for life beyond the Academy via a diverse array of social and communication interventions e.g. ELSA, nurture group
  • To instill self-worth and a strong sense of how to safeguard themselves and others

Contacting the SEND Team

The Director of Learning Support is Mrs R Simpson.

Mrs Simpson can be contacted on 020 8623 1003 / 07718 670 894 or simpsonr@harrismerton.org.uk

Ms R Forsyth

SEND Support Officer

forsythr@harrismerton.org.uk

020 8623 1000

Ms. R Najeem

First Aid Medical Lead

najeemr@harrismerton.org.uk

020 8623 1000

Ms. C Outterside

School Nurse

Corina.outterside@nhs.net

 

07767 352 584

Mr. A Hendrich

Governor responsible for SEND

info@harrismerton.org.uk

020 8623 1003

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Simpson (Director of Learning Support)

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms Samad (Principal)

 

The SEN Code of Practice

Here is the link to the SEND Code of Practice SEND Code of Practice 0 – 25 (Jan 2015)

Children with SEND are generally thought of in the following four broad areas of need and support: communication and interaction, cognition and learning, social, emotional and mental health and sensory and/or physical needs. These areas give an overview of the range of needs that schools should plan for. However, individual children often have needs that overlap all areas and may change over time.

 

Working with Families

Harris Academy Merton values parents and carers as partners in the development and education of their children. 

Parents will be involved in setting targets for Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) when this is possible and agreeing their involvement in efforts to meet their child’s learning needs.  ILPs will usually be mostly written by school staff and then shared, concluded and agreed with parents.

An outline of the SEND support and review calendar can be found below.

SEND Calendar 2019-2020

September Staff Inset

Staff SEND Training

All staff made aware of students with SEND needs

Year 7 transition information shared

SEND register ILPs disseminated to all staff

W/C 5th September 2019

Information Evening (in year groups)

Meeting with the SENCo

W/C 30th September 2019

SEND Consultation Fortnight (All years)

Parent/ carer and student consultation meeting with the SENCo

  • Review of data and previous years ILP
  • Meeting with parent/ carer
  • Support mapping
  • Target setting

September/ October 2019

Student safeguarding training

SEND Safeguarding workshops with the Student and Family Support Officer and SEND Officer.

10th October 2019

Year 11 Parents Evening

Meeting with the SENCo

17th October 2019

Year 7 Consultation evening

Meeting with the SENCo

October 2019

Parent Engagement Event- Term 1

Meet the Faculty of Learning Support Staff

Showcase student work

Student demonstrations

12th December 2019

Year 13 Consultation evening

Meeting with the SENCo

19th December 2019

Year 11 Parents Evening

Meeting with the SENCo

January 2019

Review of progress Data

ILP update

  • Review of targets and update ILP
  • Staff made aware of updates

16th January 2020

Year 10 Consultation evening

Meeting with the SENCo

January 2020

Access Arrangements submitted

SEND Officer and Exams Officer apply and confirm all access arrangements.

27th February 2020

Year 7 Parents Evening

Meeting with the SENCo

12th March 2020

Year 9 Parents Evening

Meeting with the SENCo

23rd April 2020

Year 12 Consultation Evening

Meeting with the SENCo

26th March 2020

Year 11 Parents Evening

Meeting with the SENCo

April 2020

Parent Engagement Event- Term 2

Meet the Faculty of Learning Support Staff

  • Showcase student work
  • Student demonstrations

April 2020

Review of progress Data

ILP update

  • Review of targets and update ILP
  • Staff made aware of updates

30th April 2020

Year 8 Parents Evening

Meeting with the SENCo

21st May 2020

Year 10 Parents Evening

Meeting with the SENCo

May/ June 2020

End of year Review for all students with an EHCP

Annual review conducted by SENCo with student, parent/ carer and local authority.

  • Parent and student views obtained
  • LA informed of meeting date
  • Collection of external agency reports
  • Review of targets and progress
  • EHCP updated
  • EHCP sent to LA

June/ July 2020

End of year Review for all students on the SEND register

ILP update conducted by SENCo

  • Review of targets and progress
  • ILP updated
  • Feedback gathered from Teachers and Teaching Assistants

July 2020

 

End of year SEND student evaluation

 

Questionnaires completed with students to review support and provision.

July 2020

Student safeguarding training

SEND Safeguarding workshops with the Student and Family Support Officer and SEND Officer.

July 2020

Parent Engagement Event- Term 3

Meet the Faculty of Learning Support Staff

  • Showcase student work
  • Student demonstrations

July 2020

SEND register final review.

Staff updates sent out.

*Please note the above is a guideline. Parents are encouraged to arrange an appointment to discuss their child’s progress with the Director of Learning Support Mrs R Simpson, who can be contacted anytime on 020 8623 1003 or on 07718 670 894 or via email simpsonr@harrismerton.org.uk.

Signposting

·         To see the Merton, SEND OFFER, please click here. 

·         Merton SEND support and advice services are below:
-          Merton ASD support groups here
-          Merton Behaviour support services here
-          Merton Learning difficulties here
-          Merton Medical needs here
-          Merton Speech and Language here

·         The DfE published guidance for parents and carers https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers
 

·         Dyslexia support http://www.thedyslexia-spldtrust.org.uk/
 

·         Parent Partnership Services (PPS) offer independent advice and support to parents and carers of all children and young people with SEND. The contact on the nearest PPS can be located via http://www.parentpartnership.org.uk/

 

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