Merton Park is an inclusive school where all children are respected and valued, regardless of ethnicity, attainment, age, disability, gender, religious beliefs or background.
We aim to remove barriers to learning, to enable all children to have opportunities to thrive, to participate fully at school and to achieve equitably.
The inclusion manager & SENDCO at Merton Park is Debs Hastings. Mrs Hastings can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning the school office on 0208 542 7128.
Special Educational Needs
At Merton Park we are committed to:
- welcoming pupils with SEN into the school and meeting their needs in a positive manner;
- identifying and assessing children with SEN as early as possible and ensuring that there is careful monitoring and assessment of pupils throughout their schooling;
- addressing these needs through the graduated approach, as set out in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice;
- providing the greatest possible access to a broad and balanced curriculum;
- ensuring that parents and pupils are fully consulted and supported in the process.
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Pupil premium is calculated on the number of children who are eligible for free school meals. This also includes those children who have previously been eligible for free school meals at any point in the previous 6 years. In addition, looked after children, previously looked after children and service children are eligible for pupil premium.
Schools are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit. However, they are accountable for how they use the funding to support pupils from low income families and other target groups. At Merton Park, we will allocate pupil premium funding to support any eligible pupils the school has identified as needing additional support to achieve improved outcomes in learning and/or well-being.
The progress of pupil premium and other target groups is monitored and tracked throughout the year. Progress is discussed at termly pupil progress meetings with the classteacher, Headteacher and Inclusion Manager. Parents are regularly updated on their child's progress.
Governors are updated termly on how pupil premium money is being spent and on the impact it is having on pupil progress.
Please click here to see our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2023-24.
English as an Additional Language
At Merton Park we are committed to:
- celebrating and respecting cultural diversity and recognising the positive benefits of bilingualism
- providing a solid foundation for EAL pupils in both maths and English
- providing the greatest possible access to a broad, balanced curriculum
- ensuring that parents and pupils are fully supported in the process
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Merton Park Primary is committed to upholding the UN convention on the rights of the child.
Article 2: The convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.
Article 23: A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity and, as far as possible, independence and to play an active part in the community.
Article 30: Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family, whether or not these are shared by the majority of the people in the country where they live.