Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
SENCO: Miss Aiken
The school's policy regarding SEND is based on the principles of inclusion, fairness and equal access for all pupils. Thus every child, whatever their special need, may develop their full potential in all areas of the Curriculum. Pupils with special educational needs will be included and supported to this end.
Miss Aiken is our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and her role is to support pupils identified with extra learning needs. Below is a Parent Leaflet which offers more information about SEND and the role of the SENCO.
Below is the SEND policy.
SEND Information Report
World’s End Infant and Nursery School is committed to providing appropriate and high quality education for all our children. To find out more about our inclusive practices please read our SEN Information Report below.
World's End Infant & Nursery School works closely with pupils with disabilities, their families and any relevant outside agencies in order to remove any potential barriers to a child's learning experience. We strive to promote an inclusive, positive environment by ensuring that every pupil is given equal opportunity through accessibility within the school. Please see below our Accessibility Policy and Accessibility Plan.
The Local Authority Local Offer
From September 2014 Local Authorities are required to publish a ‘Local offer’. This offer tells you what the Local Authority can offer children with special educational needs and disabilities. Access to the local offer is designed to support parents of children with special educational needs in making decisions about the school they choose for their children.
Birmingham Local Authority’s Local Offer for Special Educational Needs
The SEND Local Offer website includes information, advice, support and resources for SEND families, professionals, children, young people and schools in Birmingham.
They have produced a 2 minute video as part of the work to promote the website more widely; it shows what is on offer in Birmingham for SEND families.
You can find the video at the following link; https://youtu.be/eG6co9SAhK0
Other useful information
Special Educational Needs and Disability code of practice: 0-25 (July 2014)
Special Educational Needs and Disability – A guide for parents and carers
Please see below the latest Local Authority Parent/ Carer newsletter:
We are thankful that life is beginning to return back to some normality for lots of us. You may find the following website useful on the journey back to normality with your child. Please contact school if you feel you need further support.
The Birmingham Project
Organisations across Birmingham are working together on a project to improve outcomes for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs in the area. The project is underpinned by use of the Balanced System®, an outcomes based framework and delivery model for integrated services.
As part of the project they are gathering information about the current needs and services available to support children and young people, their families and carers. They would like to seek the views of parents and carers of children and young people with speech, language and communication needs in the area.
If you have a child with speech, language and communication needs and wish to contribute, you can do so at the following link;
Further information is attached. Thank you!
Developing Local Provision:
Below is a newsletter from the Developing Local Provision (DLP) project run for the SEND improvement team from the Local Authority.
Developing Local Provision (DLP) is a two-year project run by the Local Authority which aims to develop and improve provision, progress and outcomes for children and young people with additional needs or Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in mainstream schools across Birmingham.
The newsletters are also available on the SEND Local Offer website, with a text only version available for accessibility also.
Local Authority Webinars:
The Local Authority are offering Parent/Carer Webinars over the Autumn Term. Please see the local offer website for further details. Further information about these webinars is outlined in the document below.
SEND Improvement Update
Please find below the latest SEND Improvement Update which is issued quarterly. This update is a detailed account of progress made against the Accelerated Progress Plan and of other SEND improvements across the whole SEND partnership within the Local Authority.