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SENCO: Mrs Clare Molloy  – Email: clare.molloy@cockshuthill.org.uk

What Can I Expect At Cockshut Hill School If My Child Has Special Needs?

A Partnership Approach

We will work in partnership with you to identify the needs of your child and put in place the correct support including family support if you need this.

  • Sometimes we may need to ask for your permission to involve other qualified professionals to support your child.
  • The school will try to involve you in all decisions and listen to your views.
  • The school trying to involve your child in decisions about their learning.
  • We will be happy to give you contact details for organisations who can give you and your child advice and support.

Teaching & Learning

Teaching and support staff will be able to accurately assess the level children working at and differentiate the curriculum.

  • Arrange of resources will be available in all learning areas to support learning for children operating at different levels.
  • The school will provide support for children if they need support with managing their own behaviour and to build up skills and confidence in dealing with social situations.
  • Where necessary resources will be available to support the learning of children who have significant social and all communication needs.
  • All school staff will receive appropriate training so they have the knowledge and confidence to support children’s needs.
  • The school will provide good teaching for your child and EFTA support when needed.
  • The school tries to make sure that children with additional needs and their families are able to take part fully in school trips performances and social events.

Open & Honest Communication

We have a member of staff Mrs Molloy who is the SENCO special needs coordinator and with her team, are here to explain everything and help you to understand what is happening.

  • The SENCO and her team will make sure that all necessary school staff are aware of your child’s needs and worries.
  • Your child’s progress will be reviewed regularly and you’ll be invited into school to discuss the outcomes and give your views. Your child will also be able to give their views.
  • If we think your child needs extra support we will always talk to you about this.
  • We will make all the information we need to share with you clear and easy to understand.

What is the Local Offer?

Birmingham’s Local Offer

Local authorities must publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision that is available and provision that is expected to be across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

 

The Local Offer Has Two Main Purposes

  • To provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it.
  • To make provision responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving children and young people with SEND, their parents, and the professionals who work with them in its development and review.

What Will The Local Offer Cover?

The Local Offer will help you to find information about what universal, targeted and specialist provision is available for children and young people with SEND in Birmingham and how to access different types of services and support. https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/localoffer

 

The Birmingham Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) offers impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities.

The service is impartial, confidential, and free. If you’re a parent or young person being assessed, the service can:

  • Help you to understand the referral process.
  • Act as a named contact throughout the process.
  • Help you to communicate with everyone involved in the assessment process.
  • Provide information about personal budgets.
  • Put you in touch with other people who can help, if necessary.

https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/sendiass

Route 2 Wellbeing Directory

Route2wellbeing Birmingham is the definitive guide to local voluntary and community health and care services in Birmingham. Route2wellbeing makes it easy to find local services and activities that promote good health and wellbeing.

https://r2wbirmingham.info/

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