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03/03/21

Please find a useful link for equipping people to provide practical and emotional support to children and young people affected by the pandemic.   https://t.co/7qeJ08bI1m

03/03/21

Great resources for students and parents. https://t.co/I1w8GakwiP

12/02/21

Functional Skills Exams : English Speaking Monday 9.45am 22.2.21; Maths 9.00am Tuesday 23.2.21; English 9.00am Wednesday 24.2.21

12/02/21

National Apprenticeship Week - students learnt about apprenticeships, where to find them, how to apply, take a look at this website. https://t.co/ytHGNHEEus

09/02/21

Today is Safer Internet Day. The Internet has brought significant benefits to our lives but there are also dangers that we as teachers and parents must be aware of to protect our children and students. https://t.co/gtD80IGBtv

01/02/21

Well done to all the Year 13 students who have been completing their UCAS applications over the past few weeks. Thank you to Ms Bhogal, Mr James, Ms Awan and Ms Whyte for all the support given.

20/01/21

Thanks Ms Miles, Director of Harris Federation Sixth Form and Ms Bhogal our Vice Principal for delivering an informative talk to Apollo House on how to apply to Harris Sixth Form schools. If you have any further questions, please contact Ms Ogunseitan or Ms Bhogal. https://t.co/6R5KU7jJnj

19/01/21

MS Teams has proved to be a great tool for delivering online teaching. For parents who would like to know more about how it works, here is a very clear guide which can be translated into different languages   https://t.co/XSFthtnsz3

11/07/19

Very Proud of Tim and his masterpiece of Mr Fox https://t.co/G7dmOR3qxT

03/07/19

Thank you for having our students today, they had a great time https://t.co/k0pOfNQP5r

03/07/19

Our students visited today, thank you for having us

SEN & Disabilities

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) 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 and ensure 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 SENCO, as well as specialist advice/input within the classroom.  We also have a learning resource base in the Academy where students can access specialist intervention as appropriate.

You will find detailed provision maps of what Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form can currently offer for your child, depending on their needs and the support they require. If you have any additional questions, concerns or worries, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the SEND team.
 

Contact Details: 

The SENCo is Ms Sana Bokhari and the Aspiring SENCo is Mr. Sam Pugh

Telephone: 0203 370 9238

Email: s.bokhari@harrisps6f.org.uk      s.pugh@harrisps6f.org.uk
 

Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form’s visions for pupils with SEND

Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education for all young adults. We believe that all young adults, including those identified as having Special Educational Needs as well as every other student, have a common entitlement to a high quality 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. Some students, at some time in their Sixth Form career, may experience difficulties which affect their learning, and we recognise that these may be long or short term. At Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form we aim to identify these needs as they arise and provide teaching and learning contexts which enable every young adult to achieve to his or her full potential.
 

The SEN Code of Practice key changes

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 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 SEN.

  • 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

To see the new SEN Code of Guidance 2015, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25
 

Information on where the Local Authorities’ Local Offer can be found:

Borough Link:
Croydon https://www.croydon.gov.uk/education/special-educational-needs/
Bromley https://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/10122/children_and_young_adults_with_disabilities_and_learning_needs
Lambeth https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/send-local-offer
Lewisham https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/localoffer
Southwark https://localoffer.southwark.gov.uk/
Merton https://directories.merton.gov.uk/kb5/merton/directory/localoffer.page?localofferchannel=0