SEN Local Offer - Harris Academy Rainham

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.....Our thoughts today are with Sam's family and friends to whom we send our love. We have also published our summer newsletter today which is dedicated to Sam. You can find it at Wishing all of you a safe and happy summer break. From all of us at HAR


We had a lovely last day of term today tinged with sadness as we remembered Sam and celebrated his life with a non uniform day. Students wore blue and orange and collected money which will be donated to Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Service.. more


Message for Year 11 students re. leavers' assembly. We have changed the time of the assembly from 3.15pm to 5pm on Tuesday 11th September to give students time to get here from college/work etc.


Dear Parents, please see the letter posted today on our website regarding arrangements for return to school in September 2018


Congratulations to Kelvin Tang, Neda Greneveckyte, Quang Le, Emily Simmons, Mark Spicer, Lee Smyth, Daniel Longhurst and Amila Poric


some auctioneer training and in the afternoon auctioned the art piece in front of a live audience including Lord Harris, who bid on our piece! We were the first school to sell for over £200, our final bid was £220 ... more


Our year 9 students took Christie’s Auction on 18th July. It was a brilliant day and the students really enjoyed it. They were able to put their art work up in a professional gallery and view all of the art pieces from other Harris schools. They then took part in ... more


We are holding a non uniform day tomorrow 20/7 in memory of Sam Breed. Students are asked to wear blue or orange and donate £1. All proceeds from the day will go to Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Service at the request of Sam's parents


Don't forget our year 8 girls are holding a bake sale tomorrow in aid of cancer research. Donations of cakes, cookies, pastries etc. gratefully accepted. Pls send into school tomorrow morning if you can.


Dear Parents - Havering and Brentwood Bereavement service will be running a counselling session for parents on helping children cope with bereavement on Tuesday 17th July at 6.30pm in the school hall. All welcome.


.......His parents have asked for donations to be made to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Service in lieu of flowers. You can access their donations page via


Dear Parents and Friends As you may know a cherished member of our academy and community, Sam Breed, was tragically killed in an accident recently. Sam's funeral will be held on Monday.... more


Our lovely Year 8 students are holding a bake sale on Thursday 19th July in aid of cancer research. Donations of cakes, cookies, pastries etc. gratefully accepted. Please send into school on the 19th. Please also give your child 50p/£1 to buy a cake on the day. Many thanks


The London Curriculum Family Trails - great way to explore London this summer holiday and it's absolutely FREE! Why not grab a picnic and go on an adventure.


Congratulations if you made the Grease cast! There will be a whole cast meeting next Wednesday 18th July at 3.30pm in D78.


Congratulations to Amy Talbot (year 9) for being awarded the Mary Turner prize. Students were nominated from Rainham and Dagenham, for their work ethic, commitment and contributions to their school and community. Amy was presented the award by Jon Cruddas (MP).


Year 9 and 10 arriving at the Tate Modern today. Enjoy your day all.


Brilliant lesson in Art yesterday with year 9 students – mono-printing their own portraits


Prom photos from last week are now available to view at


Year 8 students have arrived at Pineapple Dance Studios

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SEN Local Offer

The Harris Academy Rainham Local Offer


Provision or Resource                                                                              

Staffing and Organisation

How is this funded?

Accessed by?

Provision made before £6k higher needs threshold.

(SEN Support).

There are 6 full time equivalent Teaching Assistants who work across the curriculum and age range. A Literacy Withdrawal Group with 2 teaching assistants is provided for those students who require literacy intervention. Other interventions include catch up maths and a vocabulary enrichment programme

School’s SEN budget.

Available to students based on primary liaison, year 7 screening tests, continuous assessment and recording system.

Resources available for children with disabilities for example personal care.

The Harris Academy Rainham is mainly on one level with accessible ramps at all entrances. Some TAs are trained to provide personal care should this be required. Disabled toilet facilities.

This is funded through the schools own budget.

This level of support will normally be for those students with more complex needs through a statement/ EHC plan.

After school activities or school trips available for children with SEND.

Children with SEND have access to all extra-curricular clubs. Support can be made available if required. Special provision can be made available for students with SEND to attend trips.

Extra-curricular activities are free. Any visits will incur the same cost irrespective of any SEND.

All students have the same access to all extra-curricular activities and visits.

Additional interventions for behaviour support.

Students who require behaviour support are given targeted support within lessons. A small number of students may be referred to external agencies such as behaviour support or the Child and Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHS).

Student’s with emotional or behavioural needs can be referred to the school counsellor or life coach who are both paid for from the school’s budget.

Referrals are made as part of our Pastoral Support Plans.

Specialist services for example access to speech and language therapy use of assisted technology?

Access to speech and language therapy is provided through the primary health care trust. Specially trained TAs provide support to students who have an individualised programme. Students have access to assisted technology e.g. Clicker 6. Training is provided from the learning support service.

This level of specialist support is usually funded as part of the statement. However, the TA support offered to students with individualised programmes is funded through the school’s SEN budget.

This level of support is usually accessed through the statement/ ECH plan.

Additional groups for children with social and/or communication difficulties for example nurture group.

Social skills groups run by specially trained teaching assistants.

This is funded through the school’s SEN budget.

This level of support is usually accessed through an EHC Plan.

Individual tuition available for example reading.

Individual tuition is available for all subjects as required. This can be provided as an intervention during the day or as additional teaching before or after school. E.g. Paired reading, Read Write Fresh Start Phonics Intervention.

This is paid for using either SEN higher level funding or pupil premium money.

This level of support is accessed by looking at those students who are not making the required 3 levels of progress in particular curriculum areas.

Provision described on statements of special educational needs/ EHC plans.

Each year group in the current cohort have between 2 and 6 students who have a statement or Educational Health and care Plan. Provision is provided on an individual basis by the Special Needs department.

Funding for students with statements is provided from the borough. The Harris Academy Rainham provides the first 12 hours of support with top up funding coming from the borough in which the student is resident.





If students do not make progress despite quality first teaching and a differentiated curriculum, then the school may ask the Educational Psychologist to come into school to carry out further assessments. Parental consent must be agreed before involving outside agencies.

Support for children with social care needs.

Looked after children are given extra support depending on their needs. This may include additional one to one curriculum support, access to activities and extra-curricular visits as well as access to ICT facilities. There is a strong pastoral system which can access other professional bodies. There is a teacher responsible for child protection.

This support is funded using the pupil premium money.

Staff from the Harris Academy Rainham attend all Looked after children and Personal Education Plan (PEP) reviews and keep in regular contact with carers and social workers in between these meetings.