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SEN Support

School Inclusion Team

Robyn Morrey, Yvonne Bayliss and Mandy Doyle

Letter from Mrs Morrey to parents during COVID-19

What you will find here

This section of our website is dedicated to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.  We will update this page with relevant information on topics such as meetings or information evenings held either at school or in the wider community.  We will also add website links and documents that we think might be of interest to parents.

The statutory information regarding Special Educational Needs provision at our school can be found on the Statutory Information page, listed under the Statutory Info tab. Various policy documents relating to SEN can be found on the School Policies page, listed under the About Us tab.

The SEMH Team (Social, Emotional, Mental Health)

SEMH weekly newsletters, ideas and resources are emailed out to specific families but can be accessed via the following link. 

Solihull SEMH 

There are links to a simple coronavirus story for parents to look at with children and also specific advice for parents of children with ADHD.

SEND Newsletters

SEND Newsletter 1st May 2020

Autism Team Newsletter May 2020

 May Newsletter ASD

Solihull Family Information Service

Solihull Local Authority have a Parents’ Network that provides information on local events and services of interest to all families. They send out regular news and information about family activities and events in Solihull. You can register on the Parents’ Network page to receive a regular copy of this.

Or you can join them on Twitter at @Solihull FIS to keep up to date with further news and information for local families.

The DfE advice for parents and carers looking after children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The guidance give parents access to:

 Dfe online education resources for children with SEND 

 The Sensory Project COVID-19 educational resources

 Tech Ability SEND specific resources for learning from home

 Advice during Covid-19 supporting children with a learning disability or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)

 Education Endowment Foundation recommendations on SEND

Recommendations from other parents

Parents of children in school with additional needs have recommended the following organisations or weblinks. Click on the logos to visit websites of the organisations. Please remember that external sites are not under our control and their content may change without warning. We provide these links as a service but cannot check or endorse information contained therein.

If you have any websites, social media links (e.g. twitter handles), or other information that you think other parents may find useful, then please get in touch and let us know.

Click on the logos or titles below to visit the relevant site.

Family Equip

Signpost Inclusion

Solihull and South Birmingham Family Equip supports families of children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Family Equip wants to promote good mental health for all children. They offer training and consultation for parents and agencies.
Trained volunteers can visit you in your home to listen, offer support, and give advice about all aspects of being a parent.

Signpost Inclusion works with children and families of those with special needs, including both physical and hidden disabilities. Their main cohort being on the autistic spectrum. They run seasonal activities, swimming clubs and a whole range of fun activities for the whole family including climbing, horse riding and karting.
Signpost Inclusion has a family focus, believing that to help children with additional needs and disabilities, the whole family has to be the focus.

Whizz Kidz

Safe Space

Since Whizz-Kidz was founded in 1990, they have transformed the lives of over 18,000 disabled children. They provide essential mobility equipment to help young disabled people to be independent, and run youth groups (known as Ambassador Clubs), Wheelchair Skills Training sessions, residential camps and Work Placements to help young people develop and reach their potential.

You can follow Safe Space Support Group (Solihull) on Facebook.
Safe-Space is a parent-run support group that offers help to parents with the aim of providing a ‘safe space’ for parents and carers to meet up and chat, get support, laugh, cry and make new friends.

Carers Trust

Solihull Parent Carer Forum

Carers Trust support unpaid carers of all ages - young (5-25 yrs), adult (25+) and senior (60+) - providing free help and support with help guidance training and social activities.

The Solihull Parent Carer Forum is a voluntary group of parents of children with additional needs. They work with (but are independent from) Solihull Local Authority to ensure the services they plan and deliver meet the special needs of children and young people, as well as the standards required by law. They ensure they are informed of parents' and carers' opinions and the issues that they face.

Solihull SENDIAS Service

The vision for Solihull SENDIAS Service is that children and young people with SEND, and their parents/carers, will be more aware of their entitlement and the options available, and will be able to make informed decisions. Information, advice and support for children and young people with SEND and their parents/carers will be impartial, free to access, accurate, confidential, comprehensive and easily accessible/ understandable.