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Harrold Primary School

Harrold Primary Academy is a happy, caring and supportive school. The Academy was formed on the site of Harrold Lower School and Harrold Priory Middle School, opening its doors to the pupils aged 4 - 11 years in September 2017.

We are a one form entry primary school, serving children from Reception to Year 6.

As a school we are extremely fortunate to have a Computing Room, an Art Room, Library, a Science lab, a Food Technology room and a spacious field.

We have a great team of teachers and support staff who work really hard to ensure that all children make good progress.

Our vision is that every child has the right to a high quality of learning, where they are treated with respect in a safe learning environment. We ensure that children reach their full potential, and are well-equipped for when they leave Harrold, such that they are able to continue achieving throughout secondary school and beyond.

We believe that close cooperation between home and school is essential, and we aim to keep parents as informed as possible about the progress being made by their children and ways in which they can support their children’s learning.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sharon White
Contact Position
SENDco
Telephone
E-mail
swhite@harrold.beds.sch.uk

Where to go

Name
Harrold Priory School
Address
The Green
Harrold
Bedford
Postcode
MK43 7DB
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Other Details

Age Bands
11-14 years old
5-10 years old

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

All staff in the school carefully monitor the knowledge, skills and wellbeing of all pupils. We achieve this through regular tracking of progress, pupil progress meetings, parent consultations and classroom observations. If a teacher is concerned about a child’s progress in any area of their learning both academically or emotionally, they complete an Initial Concern form and discuss this with the SENDCo

The school has an open-door policy enabling parents to share their concerns regarding their child. Parents can speak to, ring or email the class teacher initially, which may lead to the involvement of the SENDCo.

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?

The SENDCO is currently in training for the National Award for SENDCOs.

The Behaviour Lead has completed The programme for Specialist Leaders in Behaviour and Attendance and is part of the Tier 1 project run by the Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing charity; CHUMS.

The Behaviour Lead has also attended Mental Health First Aid England’s two-day mental health training and has attended this year’s Mental Health conference in London. The Behaviour Lead also regularly attends local Behaviour and Mental Health professional study groups.

Training needs for staff to support pupils with SEND are identified by the Principal and SENDCO and can be met through whole school or individual training. For example, this year the whole school has had training in supporting pupils with ADHD in the classroom. Two TAs and the SENDCO have been trained in carrying out intervention for pupils who are experiencing difficulty with their reading, called Catch Up Literacy.

Individual teachers and support staff attend training for specific pupils such as training run by Autism Bedfordshire and Elklan training for pupils with Speech, Language and Communication Needs.

How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment?

Disability parking is available outside the main entrance to the school building.
There are ramps to ensure that all parts of the school can be easily accessed.
There are four disabled toilets and a treatment room.
Reasonable adjustments can be made to the environment for example the use of a
hearing loop in the classrooms.

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

Transition


Children who are coming into the school

Meetings will be held with parents to discuss the child’s needs and how they will be
supported throughout the process of transition and when they become part of our
school.
The previous school will be contacted to discuss the needs and a history of support
that has been previuosly put in place.
Additional visits may take place so that the school becomes more familiar to the child
and parents.


Moving to a new class


There will be a transfer day when they will meet their new teacher and spend time
with them and the rest of their class.
Information will be passed from teacher to teacher before the transfer day so that
they are familiar with the needs of the children
Additional arrangements may take place if needed to aid this transition.

Transition to a new school


Transfer days take place when the whole year group will go to their new school.
Extra visits can be arranged if needed and additional mentoring may be provided for
some pupils to ease their transition.
The SENDCos from both schools will meet to discuss individual needs and transfer
documentation across to the new provision.

How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

All parents will be part of and receive one of the following:

  • Parent information evenings at the beginning of the academic year fort their child’s new year group
  • Parent Consultations (termly)
  • Annual written report with the opportunity to give feedback to staff
  • Receive information on the national expectations for children at the
  • same stage of their education
  • Newsletters
  • Emails and text updates
  • Parents will be part of the target setting process and reviewing of anyof the EHC Plans and be invited to attend outside agency meetings

Care Quality Commission Inspection

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