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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/FAQ please click here.

For SEND Briefing Parent Webinar please click here.

For information on Free workshops in November 2021 for parents who have children with Autism, please see link below:

Talking about women and girls on the autistic spectrum, please click here.

Sensory Smart Primary & Secondary, please click here.

Supporting Autistic Children with Mental Health Issues, please click here.

CAT Parent Awareness Course North and North West Locality, please click here.

Useful links below:

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.