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:  The school’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator ensures that there are strategies in place which support the child and enables them to access the curriculum. At times external agencies such as, Educational Psychology Service, Pupil and School Support, Hearing and Visual Impairment Team, Communication and Autism Team and Medical Specialists, will offer support following requests from the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

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: For further information on our support of SEN pupils, please refer to the SEN Policy.  If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the SENCo, Mrs Pannu / Mrs Kullar, on 0121 554 0999.

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

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