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07/04/20

Weekly challenge update- some fantastic creations from our culinary challenge last week. Well done! Good luck with this weeks languages challenge https://t.co/obphbOkm5q

04/04/20

2/2 We would love to see any photos of you attempting the weekly challenge or any other creative task that you are proud to have undertaken on our official school twitter account. Please tag when posting on twitter. Stay safe

04/04/20

1/2 This week's MPS challenge is related to languages. You need to select a language of your choice that you have not studied before and learn how to introduce yourself and share one interesting fact about yourself. Make sure you practice with your parents!

02/04/20

Feeling concerned or anxious? Why not chat it through with some professionals https://t.co/71S2G7pznk

01/04/20

Looks good Bailey, well done on your creation. Hope it tasted as good as it looks! Tough times but stay positive

31/03/20

More creative work at MPS today! https://t.co/0A4BfExk1R

31/03/20

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2/2 We would love to see any photos of you attempting the weekly challenge or any other creative task you are proud to have undertaken on our official school twitter account. Please tag when posting on twitter

31/03/20

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1/2 Weekly challenge - a culinary one. Using only 5 ingredients that you can find in your kitchen cupboards create a starter or dessert of your choice.

29/03/20

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Lead Teacher of Mathematics https://t.co/YFn7smZKyE

29/03/20

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Teacher of Science https://t.co/lIoRxDUPOD

27/03/20

2/2 We would love to see any photos of you attempting the weekly challenge or any other creative task you are proud to have undertaken on our official school twitter account. Please tag when posting on twitter

27/03/20

1/2 Weekly challenge - a culinary one. Using only 5 ingredients that you can find in your kitchen cupboards create a starter or dessert of your choice.

26/03/20

Great work Bailey, keep up it!

26/03/20

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Posters made by students to brighten up the community 🌈 https://t.co/lgRc37QwA9

23/03/20

We are prepared to provide basic childcare to support our young people who have key worker parents/EHCP/vulnerable. We do insist all parents only send their child to school if this is a last resort As directed by the government. If they can, they should stay safe at home https://t.co/a6IrIG4lkO

20/03/20

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Want to be part of something special? Merstham Park School is GROWING, and we are interested in hearing from you. Click below to see these vacancies in more detail on our Career Site https://t.co/2i83hCxufw https://t.co/lo6s0cOcMW

20/03/20

We are open as usual today (Friday 20 March) and will continue to follow the latest guidance on Coronavirus. We will however, be closed from Monday for all students who are not deemed as vulnerable or whose parents are not key workers

18/03/20

Teacher of Science https://t.co/lIoRxDUPOD

18/03/20

Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages https://t.co/1bqSzoPwlP

18/03/20

Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages https://t.co/mndAko3kan

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A Guide to Learning Support at MPS

SEND Faculty at Merstham Park School

AIMS to:

  • Ensure SEND students are making at least similar levels of progress to the main school cohort.
  • Keep abreast with current legislation and the changing SEND strategies and practice.
  • Reduce the barriers to learning for SEND students and assist teachers with knowing their learners.
  • Communicate core student information, guidance and best practice with teachers, Learning Mentors and Heads of Subject.
  • Use data to track and identify underperforming SEND students; from this interventions can be put in place.

 

Merstham Park School SEND Policy

Merstham Park School SEND Policy outlines the practices with regards to students with special educational needs and/or disabilities and the principles upon which these are based reflect the New Code of Practice (SEND 2014). We endeavour to make every effort to achieve maximum inclusion of all students, whilst meeting their individual needs. We recognise the entitlement of all students to a balanced, broadly based curriculum. This policy reinforces the need for students to have an equal opportunity to engage in a curriculum and receive high quality teaching that is differentiated and personalised.

Where a student is identified as having SEND we take actions to remove barriers to learning and put effective special educational provision in place. This support takes the form of a graduated approach, a four-part cycle (Assess, Plan, Do, Review) through which earlier decisions and actions are re-visited, refined and revised with a growing understanding of each student’s needs and of what supports the student in making good progress. It requires a more detailed approach, a more frequent review process and more specialist expertise in successive cycles, in order to match interventions to the SEND of students.

 

The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)

The SENCO has whole school responsibility, working with the Head Teacher, Leadership Team and Governing Body to ensure specific provision is made to support individual students with SEND. The SENCO is accountable for the quality of provision and the outcomes of SEND students.  The role involves day to day responsibility for the implementation and operation of the SEND policy.

It is important that the SENCO provides professional guidance to all colleagues and works closely with staff, parents or carers and other agencies.  The SENCO is aware of the provision in the Local Offer and is able to work with professionals providing a support role to families to ensure that students with SEND receive appropriate support and high quality teaching.

 

The key responsibilities of the SENCO are to:

  • Lead the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEND policy.
  • Lead and co-ordinate provision for children with SEND.
  • Advise on the graduated approach to providing SEND support and the deployment of the school’s delegated budget and other resources to meet students’ needs effectively.
  • Liaise with parents or carers of students with SEND.
  • Liaise with early year’s providers, other schools, educational psychologists, health and social care professionals, and independent or voluntary bodies.
  • Be a key point of contact with external agencies, especially the local authority and its support services.
  • Work with the Leadership team and school governors to ensure that the school meets its responsibilities under the Equality Act (2010) with regard to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements to ensure a pupil and their parents are informed about options and a smooth transition is planned.
  • Track the progress of students with SEND.
  • Ensure that the school keeps the records of all students with SEND up to date.

 

External Agencies

We have a number of established relationships with Health and Social Care professionals who give advice and attend SEND Support Arrangements or Team around the Family/Child meetings.  These include:

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) - CAMHS are the NHS services that assesses and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.  CAMHS support covers depression, problems with food, self-harm, abuse, violence or anger, bipolar, schizophrenia and anxiety, to name a few.  There are local NHS CAMHS services around the UK, with teams made up of nurses, therapists, psychologists, support workers and social workers, as well as other professionals.
  • Local GPs/Paediatricians - Medical specialty that manages medical conditions affecting children and young people.
  • Social Services and Family Case Workers – A family case worker can help and assist families and individuals get through difficult times or get additional support.

We have good links with the Local Authority, and the SENCO works closely with the following to support students:

  • Educational Psychologist - Educational psychologists help young people who may be experiencing problems that are preventing them from successful learning and participation in school and other activities. These problems can include a range of emotional and social problems or learning difficulties.  An Educational Psychologist will help young people in partnership with parents, carers, teachers, social workers, doctors and other people involved in their education.
  • Learning and Language Support Services – Provide Support Specialist teachers, who work with schools, parents, carers and other agencies to help students with learning and language difficulties.
  • Visual, Hearing and Physical/Sensory Services – The Physical and Sensory Support Service (PSS) uses specialist knowledge to support children and young people with physical, hearing, visual and multi-sensory impairment, in learning and living.

 

Useful Documents/Information

SEND Policy for Merstham Park School – website

SEND Information Report –website

SEND Code of Practice – September 2014

The Local Authorities Local Offer https://www.surreylocaloffer.org.uk/kb5/surrey/localoffer/home.page