Our Academy

SEND Information

At Erdington Academy, we provide an inclusive environment for all students.

Our SENDCo is Ms Hunt who can be contacted as follows:

Email: [email protected]

Assistant SENDCo – Ms Reynolds

Email: [email protected] 

How to get advice:

If you think your child requires additional support, Ms Hunt can advise you on who to contact or the next steps which need to be taken. You can also contact Parent Partnerships Service (0121 303 8461) for further support. Further SEND services can be found on Birmingham County Council’s website.

Please click here for guidance and FAQ.

For SEND Policy please refer to Policies & Procedures page.

For Accessibility Plan please click on the link here.

For SEND Information please click here.

Have you say!

Are you aged 13 to 29?

• Do you have any type of Additional Need or Disability?
• What are your experiences of support for this in Birmingham?
• What support has worked well for you?
• What support hasn’t worked well for you?
• What else could have helped?

Birmingham City Council want you to get involved, for more information visit the Youth Participation Events website.

Useful links below:

Information for a support group for parents in North Birmingham, called “Nurturing ADHD Kids”.

Are you supporting a child with ADHD?

There is little support for parents to help them understand their child’s ADHD brain and to help them develop strategies that will support their children. Birmingham Resilience Education and Wellbeing Services  (BREWS) CIC are starting a brand new support group for parents in North Birmingham called ‘Nurturing ADHD Kids’. It will start online to begin with but plans  to quickly evolve into small face to face groups. It is starting on Thursday September 29th but parents/carers can join any week – it will be held every Thursday and it will be the same link to register.

The link for anyone interested to register is below:

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuc-6prT0oEtJ-y7g6UIIqggb0xguzVNUp

If you have never used Zoom, please contact BREWS on [email protected] and they will arrange a call back to talk you  through this.

When: Sep 29, 2022 11:00 AM London

Speech & Language Therapy – Getting Started with Communication Video.

Please click here for more information.

Speech & Language Therapy Strategy Videos.

Please click here for further information.

Birmingham SEND offer – Please see links attached below for further information.

SEND Local Offer – Birmingham – YouTube

Local Offer Birmingham | SEND Advice and Information

Send Briefing Parent Webinar – Parent/Carer Webinars take place regularly throughout the year and cover a number of different
topics. Visit the Events for Parents page for upcoming webinars. March webinars include Gross Motor Grooves, Birmingham Early Help Offer Awareness and Top Tips for Transition for Autistic Pupils.

Dyslexia Handbook for Parents – Please click here for our Parent Handbook to support your child at home. If you have any queries please contact Mrs Cambridge or Mrs Hunt (SENDCo).

Spelling Strategies – Please click here for useful spelling strategies, that students can access both at home and in school.

Learning Science Key Vocabulary – Please click here to access key vocabulary in science, for which we need to understand the meanings behind words. Use the link above to find support with Science vocabulary you need to understand in greater detail.

Pupil & School Support, Information for Parents – Please click here for information on how PSS support parents and students in school. For further information please contact SENDCo.

An Introduction to Pupil & School Support – Pupil & School Support provide support to both students and parents. Please click here for more information.

Learning Difficulties Help – Click here for information on how to contact The Pupil & School Support Service, for students with learning needs.

What is Autism? – Please click here for further information.

Communication & Autism Help – The Communication & Autism Team provide support to students and parents/carers, of students with diagnosed autism communication difficulties. For more information please click here.

Autism Handbook for Parents – Please click here for our Parent Support Handbook, to support your child at home.

Autism Reading List – Please find here a list of texts written by writers with autism, or narratives about having autism.

ADHD For Parents – Please click here for our Parent Support Handbook, to support your child at home. If you have any queries please contact Miss Dodd or Mrs Hunt (SENDCo).

Need someone to talk to, talk to SHOUT! – We all need someone to talk to at times, when we are struggling. If you want to speak to someone outside of school, text AFC to 85258 for fre.  For information please click here.

Visual Impairment Handbook for Parents – Please click here for our Parent Support Handbook, to support your child at home. If you have any queries please contact Miss Taylor or Mrs Hunt (SENDCo).

Physical Disability for Parents – Please click here for our Parent Support Handbook, to support your child at home. If you have any queries please contact Miss Taylor or Mrs Hunt (SENDCo).

Hearing Impairment for Parents – Please click here for our Parent Support Handbook, to support your child at home. If you have any queries please contact Miss Taylor or Mrs Hunt (SENDCo).

Uniform Range for Students with Sensory Needs – M&S have an ‘easy dressing’ range supporting students with sensory needs. If you are having difficulty preparing for September, take a look here.

Accessing Books Online – The RNIB Book Share has a wealth of books and texts studied both in school and for reading for pleasure. Each book can be read electronically and altered in size, font and colour to help you read it best. Click here for more information.
 
Sensory Support (Vision & Hearing) – Please click here for Sensory Support. Sensory Support offer support through Qualified Teachers for Visual/Hearing Impairments. These experts come into school to work with students and staff to ensure students have the support they require. Any questions, please contact them or the SENDCO if you feel your child could benefit from their support.
 
Occupational Therapy – There are a range of Occupational Therapy Services for students in Birmingham, both through the NHS and Private. Please click here for more information.