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22/05/24

Thank you to all who came to celebrate the children’s hard work this morning! The hall was filled with some truly wonderful projects! pic.twitter.com/X1gwjP8B9r

21/05/24

Year 3 have enjoyed a fun & interactive workshop today exploring the fascinating world of ancient Egypt.Our pharaohs & queens looked amazing! pic.twitter.com/z1nLO1Ppe5

16/05/24

To all of our wonderful Year 6 Students & Families,We would like to start off by saying a massive congratulations on completing your KS2 SATs; you have all been absolutely amazing and we could not be prouder as your teachers. pic.twitter.com/4PH5eJdTY2

07/05/24

Please take a minute to read the information attached regarding keeping children safe when using group chats and don't forget the age limit for apps such as Whatsapp is 13+ pic.twitter.com/oJS7BlZoJD

30/04/24

Year 5 had the most wonderful school trip to The Globe theatre today! pic.twitter.com/W8vA7Y9TOL

25/04/24

Well done to our year 4 & 5 football team who played amazingly well at yesterdays game againstHarris Primary Academy Haling ParkWe are very proud of them ! pic.twitter.com/YBnX57A9pL

27/03/24

Thank you to all who came to celebrate the children’s hard work this morning! The hall was filled with some truly wonderful projects! pic.twitter.com/KRpgDgx87H

19/03/24

Today our year 5's took a journey back in time to Anglo Saxon England to become Vikings. The children had a jam-packed day of fun and learning and even raided our year 6 classrooms! pic.twitter.com/mgNBcDIt3i

13/03/24

To kick start science week here on Monday we hosted an amazing hands-on & energetic science workshop which the children really enjoyed. pic.twitter.com/m6lh96Jraf

08/03/24

What an amazing day at HJAC celebrating world book day 2024. The air was filled with excitement and the children thoroughly enjoyed meeting with author & illustrator Paul Geraghty. pic.twitter.com/j250w4HQJQ

02/02/24

Year 3 had a wonderful trip yesterday in London at The National Gallery! pic.twitter.com/toTJfs4lZh

17/01/24

Our Year 4 children had a great trip today visiting a local Mosque in Morden. This linked perfectly with their RE learning. pic.twitter.com/m1eqOlI7Lq

11/01/24

Thank you to for a wonderful assembly today. The whole HJAC community were engaged in the assembly. pic.twitter.com/4DMbTSBOtM

19/12/23

The children have enjoyed a wonderful pantomime this morning courtesy of our wonderful PTA! pic.twitter.com/WpKwGjYt1t

19/12/23

We are delighted to have been able to donate lots of brand new toys to the children at Queen Mary’s Hospital at St Helier’s hospital. Thank you to all of our families who donated. pic.twitter.com/9pYipoWssl

19/12/23

Our Year 3 children enjoyed singing to the local residents at a local care home. The children all sang beautifully and there was smiles all round! pic.twitter.com/ObKYyvJ7Km

15/12/23

Thank you to all who came to celebrate the children's hard work this morning! The hall was filled with some truly wonderful projects! pic.twitter.com/1N8yzBUF5Q

13/12/23

The most beautiful setting for our Carols by Candlelight. The children sang beautifully last night and we can’t wait for Thursday nights performance! pic.twitter.com/ZUnxGhUblI

11/12/23

The children and staff enjoyed wearing their Christmas Jumpers for Christmas jumper day. We raised nearly £200 for ‘Save the Children’. The elves in school even got involved! pic.twitter.com/0QAZH9GF7G

20/11/23

Great start to Road safety week with our local police team speaking to the children about the importance of road safety. pic.twitter.com/SMYNbpzXXF

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SEN & Disabilities

  Our SENCO/Inclusion Lead is Ms Burrows 

  Contact details: 0208 647 7324

  Email: info@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

Sutton’s Local Offer

Discover the support and services available for children and young people with SEND in Sutton. The Local Offer provides a range of resources and information about what you can access in the local area. Visit the Sutton Information Hub to explore the Local Offer: https://suttoninformationhub.org.uk/pages/send-local-offer

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