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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.

The Map

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:-

How do we support SEND students in care?

ATLP Send Policy

  • 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):
Samantha Foster

Assistant SENDco :
Elizabeth Towler

They are responsible for:

  • Applying the school’s SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability) and Accessibility Plan
  • Contributing to and devising Pupil SEND Passports/IEPs which enable staff to plan the next steps for your child to improve their learning.
  • Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional support.

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

  • Coordinating provision for children with SEND and developing the school’s SEND policy to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school.
  • Liaising with a range of agencies outside of school who can offer advice and support to help students overcome any difficulties e.g. Educational Psychology, Specialist Teachers, Communication and Autism Team, Behaviour Support Specialists, CAMHS and other agencies who are involved with the students’ well-being.
  • Providing specialist advice and facilitating training to ensure that all staff are skilled and confident about meeting a range of needs and to help achieve the best possible progress in school.

Ensuring that parents are:

  • Involved in supporting their child’s learning and progress.
  • Kept informed about the range and level of support offered to their child.
  • Included in reviewing how their child is doing.
  • Consulted about planning successful movement (transition) to a new year group or school.

Ian Smith-Childs

Head of School:
Rebecca Brindley

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.

Subject Teachers

They are responsible for:

  • Ensuring that all children have access to good/outstanding teaching and that the curriculum is adapted to meet your child’s individual needs. This is called Quality First Teaching (QFT).
  • Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need and discussing amendments with the Inclusion team as necessary.
  • Ensuring that they are aware of your child’s individual needs and/or conditions and what specific but reasonable adjustments need to be made to enable them to be included and make progress.
  • Ensuring that all staff working with your child in school are supported in delivering the planned work/programme for your child, so they can achieve the best possible progress.
  • Directing any extra adult support within the classroom effectively.
  • Ensuring that the school’s SEND Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the students they teach with any SEND.

Vulnerable Children Advocate:

Michael Blinko

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.

SENDAR Link KS3 – EHCP Coordinator – Denice Mosson –

SENDAR Link KS4/5 – EHCP Coordinator – Laura Cartwright –

We will be happy to give you contact details for organisations who can give advice and support to you and your child

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 –
Educational Psychology Service
Northern Area
Kings House, 5th Floor
King Street, Bedworth
CV12 8LL
01926 742911
School Nurse 01827 722 983Mrs 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 –
Educational Professional responsible for children who are looked after:Ms Lynne Fellowes, Family Support Worker
Voluntary agenciesSchool may refer as required.

Further Information

The Local Authority Local Offer:

The DfE Code of Practice:

Warwickshire’s Family Information Service (FIS): 
Aspergers United North Warwickshire: 
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND):

Warwickshire SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIAS):    

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