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10/04/21

🌈 We challenge you to a game of bingo from ! Are you up for the challenge? See how many activities you can tick off before we return to school. This is a good one for parents too 🙌Enjoy your break. https://t.co/jhWSfgT3SD

07/04/21

🌈Wellbeing Wednesday: Looking for activity ideas for the Easter holidays? Check out the FREE themed art projects for families, following the link below https://t.co/FW8pLpY9Jp

06/04/21

Retweetd From BookTrust

Are the school holidays stretching ahead of you?! Don't worry - if your children are getting bored, just open up the Cupboard to find writing tips, storytimes, drawalong videos and lots of other treats too! https://t.co/HQCbVPKIvB https://t.co/78dkPDLZBZ

03/04/21

Retweetd From BookTrust

Looking for advice about books and disability? Check out the section of our website for reading recommendations, features from authors and tips for writers, illustrators and publishers: https://t.co/XuWb5jmMAN Pic: Fiona Lumbers https://t.co/uEe8uDlzjh

31/03/21

🌈Wellbeing Wednesday: Happy holidays everyone. We hope you have a fantastic break. Check out the new calendar for the month of April and find lots of ways to get active and boost your wellbeing this month https://t.co/CkaBDCB5Wg

31/03/21

Retweetd From CBBC

The Awards are back! Do you know someone aged between 6 – 16 who is a medical hero? To tell us more and see the T&Cs click here 👉https://t.co/c3CK1pxLvF Closes midnight on 20/6/2021 https://t.co/gxVLw58RlZ

30/03/21

Year 2 ending term with a bang by sending their Great Fire of London buildings up in smoke! https://t.co/4eOe0Gjv1w

30/03/21

Year 5 spent the morning with their sleeves rolled up, making Easter chocolate nests after their Cadbury's chocolate workshop last week. https://t.co/bLI0hahLbO

30/03/21

Our Y5 pupils enjoying the last day of term with outdoor art - individual painted pebbles for our wellbeing garden https://t.co/LsDIN3G5ac

24/03/21

🌈Well-being Wednesday: We are pleased to share some fantastic news about a new Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing service for the children and young people of Bromley, which launches on the 1st April provided by 🙌 https://t.co/4YWDbOfyp9 https://t.co/kvqvW3G9Uf

20/03/21

🌼 Spring has sprung in our Reception garden. Look at the lovely daffodils that we planted together before lockdown. https://t.co/xJ3Mxhi97i https://t.co/BjZvyTnYGQ

19/03/21

Thank you for helping us to raise over £350 today for Comic Relief! https://t.co/E0DSO1zewE

19/03/21

☀️Lots of fun in the sun with Reception this afternoon, as we celebrated on the field together after our talent show. https://t.co/PufDHzXRAY

19/03/21

Let's get things started! Crazy hair, crazy clothes! Raising money and having fun for COMIC RELIEF 2021! https://t.co/vAy3o5X3qI

18/03/21

Can you spot who's been checking out all the activity in our new wellbeing garden space this week? https://t.co/O74mbDophg

18/03/21

Hands-on science anyone? Year one have been getting fishy fingers this week, dissecting sea-bass and learning all about internal organs. Pass the chips! https://t.co/pf9puh2M7S

18/03/21

Retweetd From Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace

Don’t forget that tomorrow is Red Nose Day! We can wear crazy hair and crazy clothes to raise money for the charity. Please donate £1 if you can and you can buy red noses from us today. https://t.co/izX2uURIGy

18/03/21

🦖Dinosaur Discovery in Reception. Our very own team of palaeontologists have been enjoying our dinosaur discovery area this week.They’ve found some really interesting bones and fossils. Can you guess which dinosaurs they’ve discovered? https://t.co/ZF7qopofUE

18/03/21

Don’t forget that tomorrow is Red Nose Day! We can wear crazy hair and crazy clothes to raise money for the charity. Please donate £1 if you can and you can buy red noses from us today. https://t.co/izX2uURIGy

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SEN & Disabilities


Information on where the Local Authority’s Local Offer can be found by clicking here.

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) section of our website. 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 teacher’s 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.  For most of those that have SEN, their needs can be met within the classroom with quality first teaching and clear differentiation. For those that require additional support or a more specific type of support we will continue to involve outside agencies such as Speech and Language therapists and Educational Psychologists.

If you have any additional questions, concerns or worries, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the SEND team.

SENCo: Laura Fearon
Email: senco@harrisprimarycrystalpalace.org.uk
Contact details: 0208 778 4742

Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace's visions for pupils with SEND

HPACR 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 or disabilities 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 pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including ability, emotional state, age and maturity. We are particularly aware of the needs of our pupils, for whom maturity is a crucial factor in terms of readiness to learn. We believe that many pupils, 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 to his or her full potential.

It is also worth noting that from 1st September 2014, there were some 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 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, click here.


Bromley Parent Voice

In May 2007, the UK Government published a report entitled ‘Aiming High for Disabled Children’ which was the culmination of their extensive Disability Review.

The AHDC programme was designed to transform the life chances of disabled children and young people by transforming services and is closely linked to Every Child Matters.

A small grant was made available for parent/carers to increase participation locally which means we were able to create Bromley Parent Voice. We were delighted that the Department for Education confirmed an ongoing commitment to providing funding for local Parent Carer Forums in the SEN & Disability Green Paper.

The DfE committed to funding Parent Forums until 2014/15 so that local forums can continue to build on the good practice that has been developed. This included a £10,000 grant for use by Bromley Parent Voice to improve parent participation in Bromley during 2012/2013.

The work of the Forum is supported by Kay Moore, Parent Participation Officer, Contact a Family and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums.

Click here to find out more.

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