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08/11/16

An excellent turn out for our 1st Chess Club session. The students were enthusiastic & are really looking forward to next week’s session.

14/10/16

Stunning performance!! Invictus students did us proud! https://t.co/hah78dBgpQ

14/10/16

Well organised event - thanks to all https://t.co/jIs8wLNoHF

12/10/16

Well done to the Year 7 football team for showing great resilience last night. They came from 2-0 down to win the game 4-2!

04/10/16

Harris Invictus came 1st in the World Maths Day Tournament - Well done to all!

22/09/16

Open Evening 2016 – Over 600- guests came to the Academy on Monday, they toured the academy met staff & students.

27/06/16

40 students spend 2 hours of their Saturday morning walking to raise money for Wheels for Wellbeing: around 240 miles racked up. Well Done!

16/05/16

14 Yr 8 students have won awards for the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge on 28th April. We have 3 gold, 4 silver & 11 bronze winners. Well done!

22/04/16

Our debate team celebrate victory over Harris Beckenham.

23/03/16

Year 7 enjoyed a great day out to the Tate Modern yesterday, All the students were extremely well-behaved and a credit to the Academy

21/03/16

Thrilling football match yesterday in which Harris Invictus Year 8’s overcame Oasis Coulsdon 4-3 in a close encounter

17/03/16

Y7 thoroughly enjoyed an interactive and engaging performance of Twelfth Night at Shakespeare’s Globe.

18/12/15

Our first ever Winter Concert on Thurs 17th Dec; stellar performances from our dancers, singers and players – well done to all involved.

18/12/15

Students thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas lunch on Wednesday 16th December. Thanks to all the staff who helped make it run smoothly.

18/12/15

At breakfast club this morning listening to the students discussing Shakespeare's play - Hamlet

18/12/15

Well done to the Year 7 students who took part in the Castle project https://t.co/1xe8IcfSa2

15/12/15

... All the students were 100% engaged and the quality really impressive. A proud moment!

15/12/15

Thursday 10th Dec: It was a real privilege to watch Year 8 students in a basketball assessment at Thornton Heath today...

09/12/15

Looking forward to our first annual Winter concert on Thursday at 5pm in the academy hall! Just the thing to get us in the holiday spirit!

08/12/15

... Real Invictus spirit shown. Well done.” E Evans, Principal

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SEN & Disabilities

Information on where the Local Authority’s Local Offer can be found at: http://www.croydon.gov.uk/education/special-educational-needs/

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) section of our website. All students have the right to achieve their maximum academic and social potential.   At the Academy we believe that all students have learning differences rather than learning difficulties and it is our policy to identify and assess these differences and ensure that learning is supported and differentiated to ensure outstanding progress is made by all students.

We offer a range of support to develop teachers’ expertise and additional support within the classroom. This includes: drop-in sessions; in class training and observations from the SENCO and specialist advice/input within the classroom.  

If you have any additional questions, concerns or worries, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the SEND team.

Email: c.bergin@harrisinvictus.org.uk

Contact details: 0203 371 3002  


Harris Invictus Academy visions for students with SEND

Harris Invictus Academy 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 recognize that students 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 students, for whom maturity is a crucial factor in terms of readiness to learn. We believe that many students, at some time in their Academy career, may experience difficulties which affect their learning, and we recognize 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.

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 key changes are below, but please visit the link at the bottom of the page for further information.


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 coordinated 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

To see the new SEN Code of Guidance 2014, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/325875/SEND-Code_of_Practice-June2014.pdf

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