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26/10/21

🎨 We hope you are enjoying your half term break with your friends and family 💛 Check out these free arty ideas from this half term. It would be lovely to see some of your amazing creations if you’d like to share them with us. Have a good week! https://t.co/EqJkbCOVNN

21/10/21

🌈A productive few hours in the Wellbeing garden today. Several great discoveries; a bird table, big logs perfect for creating a bug hotel and a fruit tree, set free from tangled ivy. Paths cleared, swept and the pond weeded to let in more natural light https://t.co/43azPTMX4f

21/10/21

Retweetd From Bromley Libraries

SCHOOLS Celebrate TODAY at https://t.co/F35RLRWiTo here: https://t.co/pBFVcB9gNJ with Bromley Libraries Children’s Team as they perform a traditional puppet show with a library twist! https://t.co/yiSMocGZ9N

21/10/21

In English today, Year 6 are planning their own diaries. We’re being autonomous with our plans - devising our own structures and trying to include the details that we think are key. https://t.co/m35LX37EeU

20/10/21

🌈Wellbeing Wednesday: We hope you’re having a good half term. Today we’re sharing 5 small actions that can boost your wellbeing from https://t.co/AJ3Ei7SG7l https://t.co/jvC7MnmUvM

19/10/21

This afternoon, Y6 developed their Art skills by writing words that best described them in a graffiti style. Some children found it tricky but persevered and we are so impressed with their progress from yesterday’s practise session! https://t.co/BoAaMfemzA

18/10/21

Have a look at some amazing graffiti art from our practise session this afternoon! Tomorrow, we will be developing these skills and writing adjectives that describe us as a person. Great work Year 6! https://t.co/5WGbQisqQL

18/10/21

Year 6 have completed their first full day of October school today and they have worked very hard. In the afternoon, they enjoyed practising graffiti art and getting a heads start to learning the key vocabulary for their science topic for Autumn 2. https://t.co/lZ77FRAE2P

17/10/21

We're looking forward to welcoming our year six pupils into school this week: smart uniforms and a 9am start in the morning! Don't forget lunch will be provided and we will end the week's work with pizza on Friday. See you at the office entrance on Malcolm Rd tomorrow. https://t.co/qbI9cITJ7D

15/10/21

Take a look at today's newsletter and meet our new year 6 leadership team & school councillors! Lots of info for next half term (including important dates for Christmas). https://t.co/QZ1Vg7LUZ0

13/10/21

🌈Wellbeing Wednesday: A really good site from offering free practical advice about supporting your child for parents and carers https://t.co/j43A0FTnuN

11/10/21

🌈Another great gardening session from the Wellbeing Warriors today. Together we tackled the herb garden and had fun identifying the parsley, chives, coriander and mint. The mint smelt amazing. Good job everyone, together we are making a difference 🙌 https://t.co/iEUoBgijWs

08/10/21

Retweetd From Bromley Y

50% of all problems start by age 14 and we are seeing an increase in the amount of young people struggling. You are not alone. https://t.co/MFZdh4jpQ5

08/10/21

SpOoKy BaKe SaLe next Friday to raise funds for the academy's PTA. Please bring any made/bought spooky cakes to the main foyer on Friday morning! Thank you for your support. https://t.co/wHLcTmjfBJ

07/10/21

Hot off the press: this week's newsletter can be found on our academy website. Lots going on this week as always, 'Hello Yellow' Mental Health Day in aid of Young Minds raised over £200 today! Check out our plans for Black History Month and lots more... https://t.co/qu56taQvz9

07/10/21

This week, year 6 have been planning, writing and presenting their speeches for the responsibilities of Head Boy, Head Girl and Sports Captains. They have ended the week with a ballot. The results will be revealed soon… https://t.co/xm4lLi7Sog

06/10/21

🌈Wellbeing Wednesday: This week the ‘Wellbeing Warriors’ and the Gardening Club have come together to start preparing the wellbeing garden for everyone to use again this year. They weeded the flower beds and cleared the tyres, ready for creating borders. Watch this space https://t.co/c1cElfUCAB

06/10/21

Retweetd From Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace

Reminder: we will be supporting the Young Minds mental health charity tomorrow for World Mental Health Day. Wear something yellow and bring a donation to school. A little yellow goes a long way! https://t.co/odDtiFglmv

06/10/21

Reminder: we will be supporting the Young Minds mental health charity tomorrow for World Mental Health Day. Wear something yellow and bring a donation to school. A little yellow goes a long way! https://t.co/odDtiFglmv

06/10/21

Lovely to welcome parents to our PTA coffee morning today to share plans and priorities for the year. Next Wednesday is the Annual General Meeting at 9am. Please come along. https://t.co/0Av2KAH05h

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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.


SENDCo: Laura Fearon (maternity leave)
Acting SENDCo: Suzanne Long
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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