The Coleshill School (TCS) works within the framework of the Single Equality Act 2010 and is committed to meeting the needs of all students including those with SEND: special educational needs and/ or disabilities, to ensure they are not treated less favourably than other students. The Coleshill School ensures that all students, regardless of their specific needs are offered quality first teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress, where possible this is within the mainstream setting.
We work in partnership with Woodlands School in Coleshill North Warwickshire with the support of the local authority to establish a specialist resource provision to support students with special educational needs and disabilities. This provision is called The Map. For further information please visit:- https://www.woodlands.warwickshire.sch.uk/the-map
How do we support SEND students in care?
- TCS recognises the issues that a SEND student in care may encounter: we endeavour to treat all students equally.
- SEND students in care are entitled to the same level of support as other student with SEND.
- The school and the SENDco will work collaboratively with carers and representatives from other agencies to ensure appropriate provision.
- A SEND representative will attend PEP meetings when required.
The Inclusion Team provide additional support to a students who are identified as having high needs, or for a range of reasons find it difficult to access education. This may include students who have a temporary need e.g. suffering a bereavement. Whereas, others may have had a prolonged absence, or be new to the school and need a period of supported induction.
Your first point of contact around any concerns will be the class teacher and then if necessary the Year Leader, SENDCo or the Assistant SEND Co-ordinator.
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo):
Assistant SENDco :
They are responsible for:
If you have concerns about your child you should speak to your child’s subject teacher or Head of Year first. You may then be directed to the SENDCo/Assistant SEND Coordinator.
The SENDCo is responsible for
Ensuring that parents are:
Head of School:
They are responsible for the day to day management of all aspects of the school relating to and including the provision made for students with SEND.
They will give responsibility to the SENDCo and class teachers but are still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.
They must make sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about any issues in the school relating to SEND.
They are responsible for:
Vulnerable Children Advocate:
The Vulnerable Children Advocate is responsible for:
Supporting school to evaluate and develop quality and impact of provision for students with SEND across the school.
If your concern is with the Local Authority, contact :
SENDAR North Warwickshire – Lisa Hutt. www.warwickshire.gov.uk/sen
SENDAR Link KS3 – EHCP Coordinator – Denice Mosson – firstname.lastname@example.org
SENDAR Link KS4/5 – EHCP Coordinator – Laura Cartwright – email@example.com
We will be happy to give you contact details for organisations who can give advice and support to you and your child
|AGENCY||DESCRIPTION OF SUPPORT|
|Warwickshire Educational Psychology Service|| Planning Meeting, Assessment,Parent Liaison, Observations and AdviceIndividual and group work as appropriateIndividual termly meetings as appropriate and advice given|
EP: Dr Emily Gold – firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Psychology Service
Kings House, 5th Floor
King Street, Bedworth
|School Nurse 01827 722 983||Mrs Anne Thompson|
|SENDIAS – Warwickshire SEND Information, Advice and Support Service||Address: KIDS, Exhall Grange Specialist School, Easter Way, Off Pro Logis Park, Coventry CV7 9JG|
Phone: 024 7636 6054
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|The Specialist Teaching Service (STS)||The Specialist Teaching Service (STS) is designed to help you maximise the achievement and wellbeing of pupils with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH), cognition and learning and communication and interaction needs. They work with SENDCOs to deliver positive outcomes for learners through evidenced interventions and direct support of pupils. Their service supports schools to build capacity and remove barriers to learning that can address schools learning and behaviour needs in a single coherent way.|
Specialist Teacher: Aimee Clay – email@example.com
|Educational Professional responsible for children who are looked after:||Ms Lynne Fellowes, Family Support Worker|
|Voluntary agencies||School may refer as required.|
The Local Authority Local Offer: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/sendlocaloffer
The DfE Code of Practice: www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25
Warwickshire’s Family Information Service (FIS): https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fis
Aspergers United North Warwickshire: https://www.facebook.com/aspergersunited
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND): http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/send
Warwickshire SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIAS): https://www.kids.org.uk/warwickshire-sendias-front-page