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22/02/18

...They played Redden court in the semi-final which went to extra time, then to golden goal which we won to play Coopers in the final. The girls caught hard but lost 4-1 finishing 2nd in the Borough. Well done to Kitty, Pippa, Jolie, Cassie, Esther, Chloe, Caitlin, Emmanuela. https://t.co/M9Tv0SNKbS

22/02/18

Very proud of our Year 7A netball team who came 2nd out of 14 schools last night in Havering. It was a cold wet horrible night but the girls worked really hard and didn’t complain once! ... more

20/02/18

Year 9 student Skylar Bailey took part in the Stratford and East London Music Festival in the half term. She did very well in every category. https://t.co/2c1PgOizrZ

20/02/18

An Options Evening for Year 8 students is taking place on Thursday 22nd February between 4pm and 7pm in the main school hall. https://t.co/9VoHFY0OY5

20/02/18

Parents' Consultation Evening for Years 7 and 10 - Thursday 1st March 4.30pm to 7.30pm https://t.co/gowU7OvpU7

20/02/18

Year 9 pupils attending today’s meeting with Mr Turner from the Harris Experience’ https://t.co/5ovjMnbHGs

09/02/18

... It is a great honour for us to have been chosen to take part in this prestigious event and a testament to the hard work of our students and staff.

09/02/18

... and The Gloriana Trust to reward schools with the most improved results in the previous academic year. Harris Rainham was chosed because we achieved one of the biggest increases in our 2017 Progress 8 score when compared to the previous year ... more

09/02/18

We are delighted to announce that Harris Academy Rainham has been invited to be one of just 5 schools chosen to participate in Gloriana Achievers' Day 2018. Gloriana is Her Majesty The Queen's Row Barge and Gloriana Achievers' Day was developed by Sir Steve Redgrave ...more

08/02/18

Advance Notice: There will a a Parents' Consulation Evening for Years 7 and 10 on Thursday 1st March from 430pm to 7.30pm. Students will receive a letter and appointment sheet on their return to school after half term. https://t.co/kjC2VRRJKl

07/02/18

Year 8 Options Booklet 2018 Published. See https://t.co/tdcPQ2b6uj https://t.co/UdYjRPvwti

06/02/18

Athletics training with Miss Soni tomorrow morning has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience

06/02/18

Friday 9th Feb will be a normal school for year 11 students who will attend school at 9am to sit maths mock exam followed by science intervention session. Students need to be in full uniform. Finish time 1:30PM. The canteen will be open as normal for Year 11s.

02/02/18

Hot Chocolate Friday https://t.co/9P7NYvjiNV

01/02/18

Year 8 Options Evening Thursday 22nd February 4pm to 7pm. https://t.co/5S9FeOYLV1

01/02/18

Advance notice - INSET day Friday 9th February 2018. All students return to school Monday 19th February 2018. https://t.co/6zPcjxKnZM

29/01/18

Internet Matters! https://t.co/LJKqbnEAuZ

29/01/18

Ms Sees, Music teacher, would like to invite students to try out for the choir. Wednesday mornings at 8:20am. All welcome. Poster designed by Year8 student Maddie Stephenson. https://t.co/BpK2n9S54U

26/01/18

All Year 7 students are now registered on an exciting new reading program called Scholastic Reading Pro. Students were given information and login details during their Library Lessons but these can also be found on the school website https://t.co/C4hNbKuuni

26/01/18

Year 7 student Bobby Earle has really embraced the new Scholastic Reading Program and loving the book generated from his reading list. Well done Bobby! https://t.co/0QBfOavKWY

Harris Academies
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SEN Information Report 2016 -2017

Special Educational Needs (SEN) Information Report for the Harris Academy Rainham 2016- 2017

 

Part of the Havering Local Offer for Learners with SEND

 

Introduction

 

Welcome to our SEN information report, which is part of the Havering Local Offer for learners with Special Educational Needs (SEN). All governing bodies of maintained schools and maintained nursery schools and the proprietors of academy schools have a legal duty to publish information on their website about the implementation of the governing body’s or the proprietor’s policy for pupils with SEN.  The information published must be updated annually.

 

At the Harris Academy Rainham, we are committed to working together with all members of our school community.  This local offer has been produced with pupils, parents/carers, governors, and members of staff.  We would welcome your feedback and future involvement in the review of our offer, so please do contact us.  The best people to contact this year are:

                                                                                                        

Name of SEN Governor: Mrs Julie Seagrott

Name of SENCO: Mrs Anne Walcott

Name of Head teacher: Mr Gareth Stananought

 

Our Approach to Teaching Learners with SEN

 

At the Harris Academy Rainham, we believe in participation for all.  We want all adults and children to participate in learning and we celebrate all members of our community.  We want to create an inclusive culture in our school and we aim to be more responsive to the diversity of children’s backgrounds, interests, experience, knowledge and skills.

 

We value high quality teaching for all learners and actively monitor teaching and learning in the school. 

Our school improvement plan is about developing learning for all and details our planned continued professional development (CPD) opportunities for all staff.

 

We aim to create a learning environment, which is flexible enough to meet the needs of all members of our school community.  We monitor progress of all learners, and staff continually assess our students ensuring that learning is taking place.  Our whole school system for monitoring progress includes regular pupil progress meetings, and staff engage in mentoring and tuition.

 

 

At the Harris Academy Rainham, we value learning for all.

 

How we identify SEN

 

At different times in their school career, a child or young person may have a special educational need.  The Code of Practice defines SEN as:

 

“A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.  A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:

 

  • have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age: or
  • have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.”

 

If a learner is identified as having SEN, we will provide provision that is ‘additional to or different from’ the normal differentiated curriculum, intended to overcome the barrier to their learning.

 

Learners can fall behind in school for lots of reasons.  They may have been absent from school, they may have attended many different schools and not had a consistent opportunity to learn.  They may not speak English very well or at all, they may be worried about different things that distract them from learning.  At the Harris Academy Rainham we are committed to ensuring that all learners have access to learning opportunities, and for those who are at risk of not learning, we will intervene.  This does not mean that all vulnerable learners have SEN.  Only those with a learning difficulty that requires special educational provision will be identified as having SEN.

 

Our SEN profile for September 2016 shows that we have 119 children identified as having SEN, and 16 of those have an Education Health and Care Plan. 

Of the children identified as having SEN, 76%of children are identified as having SEN linked to Cognition and Learning, 15 % linked to Communication and Interaction and 8 % linked to Physical and Sensory.

 

Assessing SEN at the Harris Academy Rainham

 Teachers, support staff, parents/carers and the learner themselves will be the first to notice a difficulty with learning.  At the Harris Academy Rainham we ensure that assessment of educational needs, directly involves the learner, their parents/carer and of course their Teacher.  The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) will also support with the identification of barriers to learning. 

 

For some learners we may want to seek advice from specialist teams.  In our school, we have access to various specialist services.  We have access to services universally provided by the London Borough of Havering, which are described on the Local Offer website www.havering.gov.uk/directory.

 

We also employ six full time equivalent Teaching Assistants who deliver the interventions in the provision map as co-ordinated by our SENCO. All of our teaching assistants have taken on further training and regularly update their skills by attending training courses e.g. the 5P Approach and Autism awareness. All teaching assistants have attained the NVQ level 3 qualification.

 

 

What we do to Support Learners with SEN at the Harris Academy Rainham

 

Every Teacher is required to adapt the curriculum to ensure access to learning for all children in their class.  The Teacher Standards 2012 detail the expectations on all teachers, and we at the Harris Academy are proud of our Teachers and their development. 

 

Our Teachers will use various strategies to adapt access to the curriculum, this might include using:

  • Practical equipment
  • Writing frames, knowledge organisers
  • Laptops or other alternative recording devices
  • Peer mentoring systems
  • Positive behaviour rewards system

 

Each learner identified as having SEN, is entitled to support that is ‘additional to or different from’ a normal differentiated curriculum.  The type of support is dependent on the individual learning needs, and is intended to enable access to learning and overcome the barrier to learning identified.  This support is described on a provision map, which although does not detail the individual learner names, describes the interventions and actions that we undertake at the Harris Academy to support learners with SEN across the year groups.  We modify the provision map regularly, and it changes every year, as our learners and their needs change. 

 

Funding for SEN

 

The first 12 hours of support are funded from the school’s own budget. The Harris Academy Rainham receives high needs funding from the Local Authority to support the needs of learners with SEN. 

 

How do we Find Out if this Support is Effective?

 

Monitoring progress is an integral part of teaching and leadership within the Harris Academy Rainham.  Parents/carers, pupils and staff are involved in reviewing the impact of interventions for learners with SEN.  We follow the ‘assess, plan, do, review’ model and ensure that parents/carers and children are involved in each step.  Before any additional provision is selected to help a child, the SENCO, Teacher, parent/carer and learner, agree what they expect to be different following this intervention.  A baseline will also be recorded, which can be used to compare the impact of the provision.

 

Children, Parents/carers and their Teaching and Support Staff will be directly involved in reviewing progress.  This review can be built in to the intervention itself, or it can be a formal meeting held at least once a term, where we all discuss progress and next steps.  If a learner has an Education Health and Care Plan (EHC plan,) the same termly review conversations take place, but the EHC plan will also be formally reviewed annually.

 

The SENCO collates the impact data of interventions, to ensure that we are only using interventions that work.  Progress data of all learners is collated by the whole school and monitored by Teachers, Senior Leaders and Governors.

 

Other Opportunities for Learning

 

All learners should have the same opportunity to access extra-curricular activities.  At the Harris Academy Rainham 2016 -2017 we are offering a range of additional clubs and activities.  These can be found on our extended school web page.

 

All staff at the Harris Academy Rainham have regular training on the Equality Act 2010.  This legislation places specific duties on schools, settings and providers including the duty not to discriminate, harass or victimise a child or adult linked to a protected characteristic defined in the Equality Act and to make ‘reasonable adjustments.’

 

The Equality Act 210 definition of disability is:

 

“A person has a disability for the purposes of this Act if (s)he has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his ability to carry out normal day-to day activities.”

Section 1(1) Disability Discrimination Act 1995

 

This definition of disability in the Equality Act includes children with long term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, and cancer. Children and young people with such conditions do not necessarily have SEN, but there is a significant overlap between disabled children and young people and those with SEN. Children and young people may therefore be covered by both SEN and disability legislation.

 

 

Preparing for the next step

 

Transition is a part of life for all learners.  This can be transition on to another school, training provider or moving into employment.  The Harris Academy Rainham is committed to working in partnership with children, families and other providers to ensure positive transitions occur.

 

Planning for transition is a part of our provision for all learners with SEN. 

The Senco will liaise with feeder primary schools during the summer term of year 6 in order to ensure a smooth transition for students beginning their secondary Education. The Senco will attend Person Centered Reviews in order for an action plan to be drawn up with all parties having a say about what should be included.

 

Transition to college will be discussed in the autumn term of year 11, to ensure time for planning and preparation.

 

 

Have your say

 

The Harris Academy Rainham is our community school. We can shape and develop provision for all of our learners ensuring achievement for all.  This SEN report declares our annual offer to learners with SEN, but to be effective it needs the views of all parents/carers, learners, governors and staff.  So please engage with our annual process to ‘assess plan, do and review’ provision for SEN. If you would like to make a complaint about some aspect of your child’s Educational provision, please contact the Head teacher or a member of the governing body in the first instance.

 

 

Useful links

 

The Local Offer

 

The local offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, and their families, information about what services are available for them in their local area.

 

If you have any comments or suggestions about the Havering Local offer please email: localoffer@havering.gov.uk or call the Havering Early Education Inclusion team on 01708 43178 or for more information, visit www.havering.gov.uk/directory