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13/11/19

Retweeted From Martin Beard

Today, Year 8 students provided their view on change starts with us in support of Anti-bullying. Here’s one view: I think change starts with us means that people are going to change their ways and support others if they have bullied anyone else in the past.

11/11/19

Well done Team MPS - we will remember https://t.co/IhiJSpO0Eh

09/11/19

Retweeted From Merstham Primary School

Congratulations to our football team for their 8-3 win yesterday - well done to all. https://t.co/9km01rm10u

09/11/19

Well done on representing our school so wonderfully- the public were extremely impressed by excellent behaviour and polite manners!🌟 https://t.co/u48aPY03Dj

09/11/19

Retweeted From MPS Arts

Year 8 student responded to various artists that explore identity in their work. Their outcomes were personal, meaningful and expressive. https://t.co/Ea8Dm0K2Au

09/11/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Building an ‘Individual Learning Plan’. Film by ⁦⁦⁩. We follow a similarly student centred, target-focused approach at Merstham Park School in collaboration with parents and carers. ⁦⁦https://t.co/hZGkkyZV0M

08/11/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

One of our super Coding Club students working collaboratively to build our School Robot . https://t.co/yJKr3s9tIu

30/10/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

What is Project Based Learning? In students work on a project over an extended period of time – that engages them in solving a real-world problem or question. They demonstrate their knowledge and skills by creating a public product or presentation. https://t.co/OBJZBsHdBK

29/10/19

Retweeted From Merstham Park School

Well done Jack! We are all so proud that you got to perform in London. A little love and nurture help us achieve beyond what we could have hoped and dreamed for - wel done Young man. 👏 https://t.co/78wbIczZew

28/10/19

Retweeted From 🇲🇾 TeacherToolkit.co.uk

Time wins always for teachers. Good to see 6k+ users! 👏🏻

28/10/19

So proud of you - I hope you received a massive 👏👏👏 at the end. Enjoy your half term break. Well done 🌟 https://t.co/iaTeap0s9f

28/10/19

Well done Jack! We are all so proud that you got to perform in London. A little love and nurture help us achieve beyond what we could have hoped and dreamed for - wel done Young man. 👏 https://t.co/78wbIczZew

25/10/19

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Inspiring 👇🏾 https://t.co/oCeXwTOUJH

22/10/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Students in Y8 worked in groups to research a worldview / religion, applying a sociological approach. They produced a website, a photo-story and interviewed a believer. Take a look! https://t.co/ebeKYgKdeD

22/10/19

Another website created in ITP by a team of Year 8s - well done! https://t.co/lPc2bgFGwe

22/10/19

Fantastic work from our students under the guidance of Mr Briggs - well done. https://t.co/7c9rCFzx4A

18/10/19

The alarm has been deactivated- sorry that it has caused an distribution to your evening. https://t.co/b5WikkMU1P

18/10/19

On route to check and deactivate- apologises https://t.co/6AZ9j2aVHt

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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