Close

Download our FREE smartphone app today!

Get the app

Twitter

20/10/17

All the teachers at Harris Academy South Norwood wish you all a very safe half term.

19/10/17

Yesterday saw over 200 students come to Harris South Norwood to explore their dream: be the first https://t.co/uwxYU3vNYB

18/10/17

Retweetd From Schools Week

A 'healthy school' rating system that Ofsted would use should be compulsory, says Jamie Oliver https://t.co/wnPfGD0P4q

18/10/17

Lots of young people considering how to learn mandarin tonight https://t.co/DMvuCcdS1G

18/10/17

5 new planters designed & built by Mr Blake - will green our site even more https://t.co/n79YK7bqzM

18/10/17

Lovely to see so many visitors at our Sixth Form Open Evening https://t.co/0DaoYLfR9r https://t.co/gWkF0nb9ct

18/10/17

Retweetd From Sophie Keeble

Harris Sixth Form students working with to create innovative advertising campaigns https://t.co/EGCcStloHt

17/10/17

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

Netball season has got off to a great start. Y8 team beat Shirley 5-2 on Monday and the Y9 team beat Harris Crystal Palace 13-5 earlier. https://t.co/UmLWlPMeSb

17/10/17

Netball season has got off to a great start. Y8 team beat Shirley 5-2 on Monday and the Y9 team beat Harris Crystal Palace 13-5 earlier. https://t.co/UmLWlPMeSb

17/10/17

Retweetd From Jonathan Limb

Inspiring whole staff email on the trials of challenge for all

17/10/17

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

Our students taking part in the Harris in Harmony performance today at the ExCel centre. Well done. https://t.co/0fGqgmmCdJ

17/10/17

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Teacher/Lead Practitioner of English required .Apply now https://t.co/mhA3ONoJaR https://t.co/3GimL3gMup

17/10/17

Retweetd From Palace for Life Fdn.

🏃 Players from the team at preparing for an away trip to Norwich tomorrow. Good luck! ⚽️ https://t.co/bxCryvZ0IG

17/10/17

Retweetd From Harris Sixth Form

Harris South Norwood invite you to their Sixth Form Open Evening: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 5.00 - 7.30 pm, at the Upper Campus SE19 3UG

17/10/17

Year 8 girls’ Netball team won 5-2 against Shirley High school last night

17/10/17

Mr Limb continues to share his teaching content in science https://t.co/MiX5jduMlj

17/10/17

Focusing on language and vocabulary. What we say can hurt or can inspire https://t.co/Vj9bW9nQcg

16/10/17

Y10s lost out to an excellent team. Couple of wonder tries by John-Kymani not enough in a 34-31 loss. Thanks for hosting us. https://t.co/DVUE9tYbBm

15/10/17

Need help with university access and admissions? UCAS are there for you https://t.co/h0yqA4uaCu

15/10/17

How do you get into 1 of UK's best universities? Have the right spirit. Foster right study habits. Do right things https://t.co/azeGe7RI46

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Additional Educational Needs (D/SEN, EAL and Medical)

LSS DepartmentInformation on where the Local Authority’s Local Offer can be found at: http://www.croydon.gov.uk/education/special-educational-needs/

Additional Educational Needs (AEN)

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Additional Educational Needs (AEN) 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 so 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 Assistant Principal for Inclusion, as well as specialist advice/input within the classroom.  We also have a learning resource base in the Academy where students, parents and staff can access specialist intervention as appropriate.

You will find details of what the academy can currently offer for your child within the SEN Information report and within the various policies below; you can also find questions and answers from current parents and students. If you have any additional questions, concerns or worries, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Learning Support Services team.

The SENCO is Gordon Smith - Assistant Principal for Safeguarding, Inclusion and Alternative Provision (SIAP)
Contact details:

Email: smithg@harrissouthnorwood.org.uk

Tel: 02084055115

      Gsm photo 2017

Assistant Principal for Inclusion – Gordon Smith

September 2017

Last academic year 2016/17 we continued to build upon our previous work and develop relationships and communication with key stakeholders (students, parents, carers and academy staff), all of whom were excited and happy with the changes and new plans put in place.  We also surveyed our students, teachers and parents/carers both from D/SEN and EAL categories. Overall feedback showed that everyone was happy to agree that support offered by the Academy allowed students to develop independent learning and make progress.  It was also identified that all stakeholders felt their voice was heard and considered by the Academy and they had a say on how support was structured and offered to their child.  

The feedback we have had from parents/carers on this website is that it is helpful and informative. I hope you continue to find the resources and information useful and I will update this on a half termly basis with key dates and feedback on what we are doing within the Academy. 

Below you will see key documents for your reference including the new staff handbook around AEN and a parent referral if you have any concerns you would like to highlight with the Learning Support Services department.

Academy vision for students with English as an additional language (EAL)

Information on where the Local Authority’s Local Offer can be found at:

http://www.croydon.gov.uk/education/special-educational-needs/

We are committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education for all children.

The EAL policy seeks to promote this by providing equality of access and opportunity to all areas of the curriculum. Students are taught in an environment where they receive equal respect and in which their individuality is valued. We are committed to making appropriate provision of teaching and resources for students for whom English is an additional language. It is our policy to identify individual student’s needs, recognise the skills they bring to the academy and ensure good or better progress is made by all students.

Students with English as an additional language are not regarded as having special educational needs solely because the language or different form of language of their home is different from the language in which they will be taught.  “Children must not be regarded as having a learning difficulty solely because the language or form of language of their home is different from the language in which they will be taught”.  However, a student with EAL may be identified as having additional special educational needs during assessment and will have equal access to school provision through a graduated approach.


Academy vision for students with Disability / Special Educational Needs (D/SEN).

Information on where the Local Authority’s Local Offer can be found at:http://www.croydon.gov.uk/education/special-educational-needs/

We are 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 are particularly aware of the needs of our students, for whom maturity is a crucial factor in terms of readiness to learn. 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 to his or her full potential.

It is also worth noting that from 1st September 2014, there were some changes to D/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 D/SEN code of practice key changes

The D/SEN 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 special educational needs;

  • 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 special educational needs or disabilities
  • For children and young people with more complex needs a coordinated 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 SEN Code of Guidance 2014, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/325875/SEND-Code_of_Practice-June2014.pdf

Back to Key Information