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20/01/20

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20/01/20

Our grief is secondary to Martin’s wife, children, siblings and extended family and to his close friends for whom this loss is immeasurable. We extend our sincere condolences to them and they will remain uppermost in our minds in the forthcoming days and weeks.

20/01/20

This has come as a terrible shock to us all. We are heartbroken to have lost such a gifted, kind and popular Headteacher who has had such a profound impact on the lives of the children and colleagues in all the schools in which he has worked.

20/01/20

It is with great sorrow that we announce the very sad news that Mr Beard, our Headteacher passed away on Friday 17 January.

14/01/20

Retweeted From MPS Arts

Some of the year 7 and 8 “Toyota Dream Car” competition entries . Creative, imaginative, and many designed to help save the earth 🌍 🖼 🎨 fingers crossed for our students! https://t.co/IMHUpXNnvE

06/01/20

Students arrive for 8.30 and then lesson starts at 8.45am. Prevents lateness and allows a prompt start to period 1 - thank you for asking . 😊

06/01/20

Retweeted From Martin Beard

Looking forward to welcoming our lovely students back to school tomorrow - 8.30am, correct uniform and equipment please.

06/01/20

Looking forward to welcoming our lovely students back to school tomorrow - 8.30am, correct uniform and equipment please.

20/12/19

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

A remarkable term has come to a close across . Thanks to all colleagues for their graft this term. Wishing all children and families, governors, volunteers and colleagues a wonderful break.

19/12/19

Retweeted From Robert Brooks

Congratulations to our trainee teachers on completing your first term! Have a well-deserved Christmas break. https://t.co/5qXYzIwzT5

19/12/19

Link to our school newsletter below: https://t.co/a1UZxx80H3 Merry Christmas to one and all 🎄

18/12/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Students performed superbly at the Christmas Show tonight. Deepest respect to Mr. Johnson for managing the evening brilliantly. Photo shows thanking students for their bravery and enthusiasm. https://t.co/oKxa2vU3C3

16/12/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Excellent quick guide to social networks, apps and games. Useful for parents and carers to discuss and share with their children. https://t.co/5tPNRs10mC

13/12/19

Retweeted From MPS Arts

Each student created fabric poppies in school to lay at Merstham Memorial today. We were joined by The British legion & members of the local community for a service & 2 minutes silence. The students made us proud. “We will remember them”. https://t.co/vBe63OieiV

13/12/19

Retweeted From Merstham Primary School

Well done to our Nursery, Reception and KS1 children for their wonderful performances of 'The Magical Christmas Journey' this week https://t.co/RZ5whkjnxi

11/12/19

Thank you Mrs Harkness for organising once again. https://t.co/AOWPqXijCa

30/11/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Great cross-curricular links to ITP / Geography https://t.co/G19WyHoWBl

30/11/19

Well done 8B! https://t.co/hgJZVwY59P

25/11/19

Retweeted From Frank Kelly

1/2 coud you hep us publicise that next saturday 30th help our wounded are pulling a sleigh from London to Brighton and will be coming through Merstham between 10 and 10:30. Need lots of local people on the route to cheer on.

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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