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 Harris Primary Academy Orpington we believe that all students have different learning needs rather than learning difficulties and it is our policy to identify and assess these needs and then ensure that learning is supported and differentiated to ensure outstanding progress is made by all students.
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 time at school, may experience difficulties which affect their learning, and we recognise that these may be long or short term. At our 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.
On this page you will find some key information about how we support pupils with AEN/SEND at Harris Primary Academy Orpington including a ‘Summary of Provision’ which shows the support we offer pupils across the academy.
If you have any additional questions or comments around AEN or SEND then please feel to contact the academy using the contact details below.
The SENCO is Adriana Verrecchia
SEND Information Report
Our SEN Information Report can be found below.
You can see information about the Local Offer from Bromley Local Authority here: http://bromley.mylifeportal.co.uk/lbb-local-offer.aspx#.VH8W02rKHoZ
Principal - Mrs Lynne Dando
Inclusion Governor - Mr Ian Brownhill
An informal procedure will take place initially.
Initial complaint will be dealt with by the Executive Principal - Mrs Lynne Dando.
Formal procedure - please follow the link below:
Further information about support and services for pupils and their families can be found in:
Web link to: The Local Authority Local Offer
The Information, Advice and Support Service
Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years