Bellfield Junior School

‘Building the foundations for your child's future - together'

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities- SEND


Ms Topping is the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator at Bellfield Junior School.

"I have been SENCo here for the past 7 years and I love my role. I am incredibly thankful to be part of a School with a strong ethos of inclusivity. The staff I work alongside are dedicated to creating a positive learning experience for all pupils and together we strive to ensure that every child can meet their full potential." Ms Topping

Birmingham SEND Local Offer 

The Birmingham Local Offer website is now launched.  It includes information about the wide range of services that are available to support all areas of a child’s life (0-25 years) especially those with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND).  This includes support with education, physical and mental health, social care, leisure activities and moving towards independence and adulthood. 

Every local authority in England has a duty to provide children and young people, (0-25 years) with support if they have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities - this is known as the Local Offer.

CLICK HERE to be taken to the Birmingham Local Offer Website!

SEND Courses and Workshops:

SEND Professionals- We are thankful to have the support and guidance of the following professionals who visit our school regularly.

  • Juliet Krouwel- Pupil and School Support
  • Louise Oland- Educational Psychology 
  • Jane Brown- Communication and Autism Team
  • Karen Green- Speech and Language Therapist
  • Amy Fowler- Selly Oak School Outreach

Top Tips: 

  • Try to have a daily routine with the same time for bed and getting up in the morning.
  • Change can be stressful- try to warn your child if something different is going to happen.
  • Some children struggle to memorise instructions- try to just give one or two pieces of information at a time. 
  • Organise School bags/shoes/uniform the night before, this can help time management in the mornings.
  • Try using NOW and NEXT! For example; now you will eat your breakfast, next you will brush your teeth. 


Recent findings from the Education Endowment Foundation published by BBC News Online last week, stated that the past year of lockdowns has had an impact on young children's language skills. This in turn can have long-term effects on learning.

I CAN website- For Parents 

Are you concerned about your child’s speaking skills?  Visit our website and discover our range of resources and factsheets to help you support your child with speaking and understanding.  In addition, we offer a free enquiry service, giving you the chance to speak with one of our speech and language therapists. 


The RISE Forum are very excited to announce that they have successfully lodged a petition with UK Government to put forward their proposal for considering moving away from the term 'Special Educational Needs'. The Forum need our help to share this far and wide to get as many signatures as possible. At 10,000 signatures, government will respond to this petition. At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament.


Please support our young people with additional needs to have their voices heard by sharing and signing the petition below.


Ten Tips for Parenting Children with Additional Needs. 








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