SEND Professionals- We are thankful to have the support and guidance of the following professionals who visit our school regularly.
- James Crompton- Pupil and School Support
- Kieranjit Sangha- Educational Psychology
- Sarah Wykes- Communication and Autism Team
- Karen Green- Speech and Language Therapist
- Amy Fowler- Selly Oak School Outreach
As you may know the SEND Local Area Partnership in Birmingham [Birmingham City Council, (Education) Birmingham Children's Trust (Social Care) Health (NHS) and the Birmingham Parent Carer Forum (BPCF)] is working hard to improve SEND services so that we provide the best possible help and support for children with additional needs in the City.
As part of this project we are working with parents and carers, amongst other stakeholders to determine what their priorities are for improvement, seeking the broadest possible understanding of a wide range of views, so that we can improve SEND services.
To help with this work, we are asking parents and carers to fill in a short, anonymous survey (about 5 minutes long) about their experiences with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) services for their child or children in 2022. We hope that as many people as possible will take part so that we can get a clear picture of what is going well, and what not so well in the service and use that information to bring about change.
Those people who wish to submit contact details will be in with a chance of winning a £100 shopping voucher.
This consultation is being held on another website.
Joint local area SEND revisit in Birmingham
Between 24 and 27 May 2021, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) revisited the local area of Birmingham to decide whether sufficient progress has been made in addressing each of the areas of significant weakness detailed in the written statement of action (WSOA) issued on 3 September 2018. It was found "the area has made sufficient progress in addressing one of the 13 significant weaknesses identified at the initial inspection. The area has not made sufficient progress in addressing 12 significant weaknesses." See letter by Kevin Crompton.
LINK to OFSTED outcome;
To find out how Birmingham plans to improve following the inspection and findings please visit;
Recent findings from the Education Endowment Foundation published by BBC News Online, 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.