During their time at school, pupils may be identified as having a special educational need (SEN). This need may not be permanent and some children may be identified as having SEN for some of their school life, for others they may be identified as having SEN for the whole time they are at William Murdoch Primary School. The child’s need will be categorised using the SEN Code of Practice’s (DfE 2015) in the following four areas of need:
- Cognition and Learning
- Communication and Interaction
- Social Emotional and Mental Health
The school provides equal access to opportunities to all its pupils, including those with disabilities. There is access to all ground floor areas and the school reviews its Accessibility Plan on a regular basis. Access to a toilet facility for wheelchair users is located in the Lower School.
Since September 2014, all schools have been required to write a 'Local Offer' detailing the provision which is in place for children who have special educational needs or who have a disability. If you would like to find out more information on Birmingham's Local Offer, please click here.
We have an inclusive, proactive and child-centred approach to supporting pupils with additional educational needs and are supported by the Local Authority (LA) to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress in school. We achieve educational inclusion by:
- Identifying and overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment
- Responding to diverse learning needs
- Setting suitable and aspirational learning challenges for all children
The SEND Local Offer website includes information, advice, support and resources for SEND families, professionals, children, young people and schools in Birmingham
Please take a look at the 2-minute video which shows what is on offer in Birmingham for SEND families