We had a special visitor in the academy today. Thank you Easter bunny and HPAPW PTA for our yummy eggs.


Huge congratulations to all the children who received their Silver Attendance Certificate today. All of these children have 100% attendance since September. Amazing!


Congratulations to all the children achieving 100% this term. These children received their Bronze Certificate!


Our children engrossed in reading at after school club tonight. Great phonics teaching resulting in a love of literature.


Our talented HPAPW artists!


It’s a beautiful day for lunchtime play at Purley Way!


We’ve had a brilliant World Book Day! Thank you parents and carers for all your hard work with the costumes!


Just some of our children getting in to character today!


Wally is even busy hiding in our learning for today.....can you spot him?


It’s World Book Day and the team at HPAPW are very excited!


We love writing at HPAPW! Nathanael wrote a whole dinosaur story today - well done.


Our Reception children loving their new dinosaur topic!


Just some of the high quality writing in Year 1 this morning!


We are loving our school dinners at HPAPW!


The highlight of our day was seeing ’s wedding exhibition. The children were so excited and in absolute awe with all the flowers on the incredible veil!


Learning about history up close!


Year 2 had a fantastic day at today!


We loved exploring the animals today at


Year 1 have had a fantastic time at the zoo and are on route back to HPAPW.


Christmas jumper day was lovely, and we all sat down together for lunch!

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SEN & Disabilities

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At Harris Primary Academy Purley Way we are a vibrant and inclusive learning community with high aspirations for all our pupils. We aim to make sure through personalised learning that each child’s needs are addressed. Teachers are committed to meeting the needs of all our pupils and we have a team of additional learning support staff who work with our SENCO within the Academy.

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 these changes are outlined below. To view the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2014, please click here.

Our SENCo is Sophie Tillman
Telephone: 020 3872 1970

Harris Primary Academy Purley Way's visions for pupils with SEND

Harris Primary Academy Purley Way is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education for all children. We believe that all children, including those identified as having Special Educational Needs as well as every other student, have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced 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 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 Academy career, may experience difficulties which affect their learning, and we recognise that these may be long or short term. At the 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. 

The SEN Code of Practice key changes

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

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