Welcome to the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities section

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is

Mrs  Terry.

She works with children, parents/carers, school staff and outside agencies to ensure that all our pupils special educational needs are met.

Should you have any concerns about special educational needs you can contact Mrs Terry through the school office on 0121 354 6270 or email

Below is our Special Educational Needs Information Report below, to find out what our school can offer if your child has special educational needs.

St Joseph’s SEND Information Report


What is SEND?

Definition of Special Educational Needs and Disability (Code of Practice: 0-25 April 2015) The Code of Practice (2015) states that a child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he / she:

has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or

has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.

Q1: 1. What kinds of special educational needs might the children at St. Joseph’s School have?
Q2: How are children with Special Educational Needs identified and assessed?
Q3: What needs does the school cater for? What provision is made for pupils with these needs and how does the school know that the provision works?
Q4: Who do I contact if I have got a concern?
Q5: What training have the staff supporting children with SEND had or are currently having.
Q6: Who will oversee, plan, work with my child and how often?
Q7: Who will explain this to me?
Q8: How will the curriculum be matched to my child’s needs?
Q9: How will I know how my child is doing and how will you help me to support my child’s learning?
Q10: How will my child be able to contribute their views?
Q11: What arrangements are made by the Academy Committee for dealing with complaints concerning the SEND provision made at the school?
Q12: What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school?
Q13: Who can I contact for support outside of school.
Q14: How will the school prepare and support my child when joining the school and transferring to a new year group or school?
Q15: Where can I find Birmingham’s local authority’s local offer?
Q16: How accessible is the school environment?
Children and parents are able to access the school via ramps at the main reception.  There is a Disabled parking spot.  There are two disabled toilets located by main reception area, with changing facilities and in KS2 corridor.  There is a medical room located by main reception.

COVID-19 closure senario

In the event of a class bubble or whole school closure due to Covid 19, every reasonable effort will be made to meet the needs of children with an EHCP. Mrs Terry, Sendco,  will be in contact with parents  to complete risk assessments and support with home learning.

Thank you for your support.

Catholic Primary School