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21/04/21

We're still in recovery from our recent cyber attack. Thankfully, not everything has a microprocessor. Thank you to all our staff, students and families for being patient and working through it! https://t.co/Kgy0xxuX9W

30/03/21

Due to current technical difficulties, the following letter is not currently on our website: https://t.co/ixZi0vGWP9

29/03/21

The academy's internet is down and as a result, students will be unable to connect to online lessons today (29 March). Our email system is also affected. If you have an urgent message, please contact us by telephone 0208 681 1141

19/03/21

Term Dates for the next academic year are now on our website: https://t.co/Q6a5xBJ41P

12/03/21

Our staff have put together Easter care packages for families eligible for Free School Meals. They contain recipes and ingredients for at least 4 nutritious meals, along with activities to promote a health mind and body. Please register via the letter: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ https://t.co/LUqXxf7cxx

09/03/21

A letter regarding home testing kits is now on our website: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

02/03/21

Our Sports Hall is now a rapid lateral flow testing centre, ready for the start of the Government's mass testing in schools programme! Teachers and support staff are trained and ready to guide you through the test. We're looking forward to seeing you all! https://t.co/EczN4Auiu0

01/03/21

Retweetd From Coulsdon Sixth Form College

Are you considering your College options? Join us at our virtual Career Pathway events in March and discover where your chosen courses could take you. Book your place now: https://t.co/Bjb2uErIVC https://t.co/F7sfhKBNDG

01/03/21

Letters regarding our reopening this month are on our website. Please follow the link within the letter to give consent for COVID testing on-site. Thank you in advance! https://t.co/DvcxkqVEFb

01/03/21

Year 12 Parents and Carers' Evening is on Thursday 25th March 2021! Follow the link for more information and to view your pre-booked appointments: https://t.co/DvcxkqVEFb

23/02/21

We are delighted our students will be returning to school in just under 2 weeks. Please read our letter from the Principal regarding our reopening on 8th March 2021 https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

22/02/21

We have a number of LGBTQ+ tasks for our students to attempt this term including lip-syncing to a well-know song, recreating the inclusive rainbow flag and designing a LGBTQ+ Month logo. Have a look at these slides to find out more: https://t.co/S1InTlsKlJ

22/02/21

Our virtual Year 8 Parents' Evening is approaching (25th February 2021). There is a letter on our website explaining how this process works: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

08/02/21

Leilani has submitted a homemade lava lamp for the Faculty Challenge https://t.co/WlvvBwCuxw

05/02/21

National Apprenticeship Week is approaching! Check out our website for online events you can get involved in! https://t.co/fNkQvROlIS https://t.co/sMS5FBHQMV

02/02/21

It is Year 9 Parents' Evening on Thursday (4 Feb). Check our website for information on how to attend virtually... https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

01/02/21

Mr Ahmad is pleased to announce the launch of our Faculty Events and Competitions. This is a great opportunity to take part in some fun and interesting activities, earning points for your faculty in the process. Check out this short video to find out more: https://t.co/NrqSTaFncR

21/01/21

Literacy for Learning have a number of conferences for students and parents to enjoy, starting today at 4pm with a keynote speech from Alex Quigly entitled ‘Literacy in Secondary School – Successful Ways Forward’. Check our website for links and timetable: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5 https://t.co/ZNQIBk7lhf

20/01/21

If you have any concerns about a student's mental health or wellbeing, please complete this form to assist us in providing help and support for the student: https://t.co/ncAe9Bx18A

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SEN & Disabilities

Catherine Dunn

   

Catherine Dunn

Acting SEND Coordinator
Head of Media Studies

c.dunn@harrispurley.org.uk

 

 

Contact Details

FAO SEND Coordinator
Harris Academy Purley
Kendra Hall Road
Surrey
CR2 6DT

Tel: 020 8681 1141
Email: c.dunn@harrispurley.org.uk

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 SENDCO, 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.

 

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.

 

The SEND Code of Practice

Special educational needs and disability code of practice covers the 0-25 age range and includes guidance relating to disabled children and young people as well as those with SEND.

  • 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 SEND Code of Practise (gov.uk January 2015).

 

https://localoffer.croydon.gov.uk/sencostaff

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