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15/12/21

Sadly we couldn’t showcase the amazing projects in person this half term but they were too good not to share at all! Watch the video to see the creative work of the pupils at HJAC. A fantastic effort once again- well done! 😁👍 https://t.co/A0YJIpxNfD via

13/12/21

Check your emails for the links to last week’s Christmas Carol Concert! https://t.co/TaRgmoStia

13/12/21

A very festive pick-up today at HJAC! Our very talented musicians will be back for more yuletide cheer throughout this week. 🎄🎶🎻 https://t.co/B5Rez3xuYw

02/12/21

Roundabout Dramatherapy are delighted to announce the return of their Advent Story Calendar. Behind each door is a story recorded especially for Roundabout. Check out the link below to enjoy the stories! https://t.co/OSDeRIhtZS

17/11/21

Y6 have been comparing Carshalton and Box Hill in geography and today they got to visit! They did a field sketch, some compass work and a went on a walk around the area. Great day in the glorious sunshine and fresh air 🌳☀️ https://t.co/XAXaDWlGlc

12/11/21

Today Y4 went to the Natural History Museum. They explored the earthquake room, the volcano room, went up the meteor escalators, looked at the gems, rocks and crystals and they walked through the creepy crawly section too! It’s safe to say they had a brilliant day! https://t.co/DJUuSJgCj6

11/11/21

Y5 had a great day at Kew Gardens today discovering different biomes and the plants that live in them. They even managed to fit in the 18m treetop walk! 🌳 https://t.co/MTof3JUZqb

10/11/21

On Monday, Tan and Coelho Class visited the Sutton Life Centre. They met members of the police force, the ambulance service, the fire brigade, Transport for London, National Rail and Transform. The experience was so informative and helped to gain important life skills! https://t.co/32ckblCUeJ

06/11/21

It’s been a great week back at HJAC after half term 😃 There are lots of exciting things coming up so please check in to see what we are up to! Curriculum maps have been sent out for this half term and will be available on the website too.

16/10/21

Our last workshop of the week was about the ancient Greeks with Year 4. A great week of history workshops to cement their learning in the classroom! https://t.co/xBF4hsNhEp

15/10/21

Another fantastic workshop yesterday for Year 5 about the Romans! https://t.co/uF1S7PgkwG

14/10/21

Year 6 had a taste of what school was like for children who grew up in the during the Victorian period! https://t.co/8A8QI1wNUN

12/10/21

Looking for some spooky fun to do this half term? Pop down to the Ecology Centre and help the BFG scare away some giants on a Halloween Trail 🎃 🦇 https://t.co/NO6SyBz0rs

11/10/21

Wow HJAC! We were blown away with the level of creativity from your home learning projects this half term. Thank you for putting in so much effort and providing us with our best showcase yet! https://t.co/aIRf8i9FzQ

11/10/21

Year 3 are thoroughly enjoying their history workshop today all about the Stone Age! https://t.co/HrLdXX6u5j

06/10/21

We are excited to actually get show off our fantastic curriculum projects this half term. Don’t forget parents are welcome to come into the hall from 8.20 to see our showcase! Here’s a sneak preview of one of our volcanoes from Y4 getting tested! https://t.co/aIi9mK1psv

30/09/21

The teachers were very busy yesterday preparing new and exciting reading areas for the children in their classrooms! 📚 Pictures to follow after the children have seen 🤫

02/09/21

We are very excited to welcome back our children today for the new school year!

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SEN & Disabilities

  Our SENCO is Miss Rebecca Page

  Contact details: 0208 647 7324

  Email: r.page@harrisjuniorcarshalton.org.uk

At Harris Junior Academy Carshalton (HJAC) we work closely with staff, parents and pupils to ensure we are able to meet the needs of all children. We take students' individual educational needs very seriously. We understand that not every child learns in the same way, nor at the same pace. Due to this, there are a number of provisions in place to help our children learn at the best of their ability.

It is also worth noting that from 1st September 2014, there are 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 SEND 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 SEND

  • 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

Provision for pupils with SEND

HJAC 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 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.

Under the new code children with complex Special Educational Needs will be given an Educational Health Care plan (EHCP). Where it is felt that these children can still be educated in a mainstream setting, the support outlined in the EHCP will be provided by the Academy in collaboration with the Local Authority.

It is the responsibility of the Academy to provide for all other children with additional needs.

SEN will now be categorised under four main headings.

  1. Communication and Interaction - this includes speech, language and communication needs and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
  2. Cognition and Learning - this includes specific learning difficulties.
  3. Social, emotional and mental health.
  4. Sensory needs - this includes visual and hearing impairments.

The code of practice explains that once a potential SEN is identified, four types of action are needed to put effective support into place. The four actions are;

  1. Assess: the class teacher and SENCO should clearly analyse a pupil's needs before identifying a child as needing SEN support.
  2. Plan: parents must be notified wherever it is decided that a pupil is to be provided with SEN support. The class teacher, the SENCO and parents should collaborate on problem solving, planning, support and strategies.
  3. Do: implement the agreed support and set a date for a review.
  4. Review: the effectiveness of the support should be reviewed in line with the agreed date.

Our Plan

For most of those that have SEN their needs can be met within the classroom with quality teaching and clear differentiation. For those that require additional support or a more specific type of support we will continue to involve outside agencies.

We have a number of specific Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistants. They will aim to help those within the classroom that need help in certain areas such as maths and English. This will be delivered on a half termly basis.

SEND Information Report

Our SEND Information report and other key documents in regards to SEND at Harris Junior Academy Carshalton is available below.

The SEND local offer for Sutton can be found by clicking here.

Further Information

At Harris Carshalton we have an open-door policy and we always welcome input from parents and carers in regards to their child’s needs.

If you would like to meet our SENCO, please contact her using the details above.

To see the updated SEND Code of Guidance 2015, please visit

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/398815/SEND_Code_of_Practice_January_2015.pdf