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23/04/19

Transition Evening is from 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday 24th April 2019) and will end around 8pm. Please let us know in advance if you would like to drop younger children off in the crèche while the talks are going on: info.org.uk

04/04/19

Year 7 students have been taking part in a STEM challenge with Mr Dauban in Design & Technology today! https://t.co/p9V9FO4WT7

01/04/19

Letters for our End of Term and Start of Term arrangements are now on the website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

29/03/19

Purley, South Norwood, Palace and Beckenham Y11 Media students are attending a special workshop at to prepare them for their upcoming exams! https://t.co/xnsoyooEOJ

28/03/19

A group of our students were invited to Accenture's 'Decoded' workshop to improve their teamwork and communication skills. Accenture work with some well-known companies including Google and New Look, fixing their technical issues. The students had a great time! https://t.co/YS1SepBRa7

25/03/19

The issues with our Virgin line have now been resolved. Email and telephones are working once again. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!

25/03/19

Unfortunately our network issue are continuing this morning. Staff emails are currently affected. Reception have a temporary telephone installed for urgent calls using the main academy number. This line may be busy!

22/03/19

Eco Club, led by Miss Buckley, continues to do great work in recycling the plastic bottles our students get through each week. All of this would have ended up in landfill if these students didn't do such a great job! https://t.co/GX6nBgEHqZ

22/03/19

We are currently suffering from a network outage, which is affecting our telephone system and email. You can still use our info.org.uk address for urgent messages. We hope to have this issue resolved soon.

21/03/19

Our Jack Petchey Speak Out finalists delivered six amazing speeches to their peers this afternoon. Topics ranged from hidden disabilities to battling depression. After careful deliberation, Freya was crowned the winner and will go on to the next stage of the competition! https://t.co/Hi1OXeWsEi

14/03/19

Thank you to all the students, parents and carers who attended our very busy Year 8 into Year 9 Options Evening! https://t.co/tyOPYvBWC1

14/03/19

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14/03/19

A reminder that it is our Year 8 into 9 Options Evening this evening for students and parents/carers. We look forward to seeing you from 17:30! https://t.co/kPDsGpeYSJ

11/03/19

conducted an impromptu search of all of our students using metal detecting ‘knife arches’ this morning. The search was in response to recent headlines concerning knife crime, but was not prompted by anything specific to our Academy. No illicit items were discovered! https://t.co/74RQDmqEvv

07/03/19

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Harris Academy Purley are looking for a Lead Practitioner/Aspiring Lead Practitioner: MFL. Apply now https://t.co/cMFIz4gxxF https://t.co/XKBgDwMhTl

07/03/19

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04/03/19

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Brilliant day Met ys 7,8,9 & 10 with Secrets of the Henna Girl. Bright confident pupils eager to learn and ready to question about Thank you for inviting me 🙂 https://t.co/9o6A9hHR6t

04/03/19

Our next Parent Voice meeting will take place tomorrow (5th March) from 18:30 until 19:30. All parents and carers of our students are welcome to attend the meetings. They are an ideal opportunity to provide feedback to our Leadership Team and Principal https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

01/03/19

A huge thank you to distinguished author Sufiya Ahmed for coming in and talking to our students today! https://t.co/TyOQJtFk71

15/02/19

Wishing Harris Academy Purley and South Norwood students a safe and pleasant trip to Austria today! If you'd like to keep up with the action on and off the slopes, follow: https://t.co/INKhXfwL40 (also on Instagram)

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SEN & Disabilities

All students have the right to achieve their maximum academic and social potential.   At the Academy we believe that all students have learning differences rather than learning difficulties and it is our policy to identify and assess these differences and ensure that learning is supported and differentiated to ensure outstanding progress is made by all students.

We offer a range of support to develop teachers expertise and additional support within the classroom, this includes; drop-in sessions, in class training and observations from the SENCO, as well as specialist advice/input within the classroom.  We also have a learning resource base in the Academy where students can access specialist intervention as appropriate.

You will find detailed provision maps of what Harris Academy Purley can currently offer for your child depending on his/her needs and the support he/she requires. If you have any additional questions, concerns or worries, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the SEND team.

Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is Yvonne Dixon, Assistant Principal 

 

Students with SEND

Harris Academy Purley is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education for all children. We believe that all children, including those identified as having Special Educational Needs as well as every other student, have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum. This curriculum should be accessible to them and they will be fully included in all aspects of Academy life. We recognise that students learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including ability, emotional state, age and maturity.

We believe that many students, at some time in their Academy career, may experience difficulties which affect their learning and we recognise that these may be long or short term.  At the Academy we aim to identify these needs as they arise and provide teaching and learning contexts which enable every child to achieve his/her full potential.  We support the principles of the New Code of Practice and as such all teachers throughout the Academy take responsibility for meeting the needs of students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

From 1st September 2014 there have been changes to SEN legislation, following the Children’s and Families Act 2014. A summary of key changes are below, but please visit the link at the bottom of the page for further information.

 

The SEN Code of Practice

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 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

Click here to view the SEN Code of Practise.

 

All the policies below have been signed by the Chairman of Governors.

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