The Coleshill School (TCS) works within the framework of the Single Equality Act 2010 and is committed to meeting the needs of all students including those with SEND: special educational needs and/ or disabilities, to ensure they are not treated less favourably than other students. The Coleshill School ensures that all students, regardless of their specific needs are offered quality first teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress, where possible this is within the mainstream setting.
How do we support SEND students in care?
- TCS recognises the issues that a SEND student in care may encounter: we endeavour to treat all students equally.
- SEND students in care are entitled to the same level of support as other student with SEND.
- The school and the SENDco will work collaboratively with carers and representatives from other agencies to ensure appropriate provision.
- A SEND representative will attend PEP meetings when required.
The Inclusion Team provide additional support to a students who are identified as having high needs, or for a range of reasons find it difficult to access education. This may include students who have a temporary need e.g. suffering a bereavement. Whereas, others may have had a prolonged absence, or be new to the school and need a period of supported induction.
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo):
Assistant SEND Co-ordinator:
They are responsible for:
If you have concerns about your child you should speak to your child’s subject teacher or Head of Year first. You may then be directed to the SENDCo/Assistant SEND Coordinator.
The SENDCo is responsible for
Ensuring that parents are:
They are responsible for the day to day management of all aspects of the school relating to and including the provision made for students with SEND.
They will give responsibility to the SENDCo and class teachers but are still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.
They must make sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about any issues in the school relating to SEND.
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They are responsible for:
The SEND Governor is responsible for:
Supporting school to evaluate and develop quality and impact of provision for students with SEND across the school.
Your first point of contact around any concerns will be the class teacher and then if necessary the Year Leader, SENDCo or the Assistant SEND Co-ordinator.
If your concern is with the Local Authority, contact :
SENDAR North Warwickshire - Karen Goffe. www.warwickshire.gov.uk/sen
The Parent Partnership Service provides independent, individual information and advice for parents of children with special educational needs. Visit:
SENDIAS - Warwickshire SEND Information, Advice and Support Service
024 7636 6054
We will be happy to give you contact details for organisations who can give advice and support to you and your child
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Warwickshire Educational Psychology Service
01827 722 983
|Mrs Anne Thompson|
Warwickshire SEND Information, Advice and Support Service -SENDIAS
Offer impartial, confidential information advice and support for parents/carers of children with SEND. Offer independent, impartial, confidential advice for all parents/carers with the move from pre-school to primary school and from primary to secondary school.
Lancaster House, Coventry 01926 418 282
Saltisford Office Park, Warwick 01926 413 737
The Integrated Disability Service (IDS) is a partnership, bringing together professionals from education, social care and health to provide a range of services to support disabled children and young people and their families at home, school and in other settings.
Educational Professional responsible for children who are looked after:
Mr Mark Bishop
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School may refer as required.
FURTHER INFORMATION about support and services for students and their families can be found in:
Web link to:
The Local Authority Local Offer: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/sendlocaloffer
The DfE Code of Practice: www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25
Warwickshire's Family Information Service (FIS) https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fis
Aspergers United North Warwickshire https://www.facebook.com/aspergersunited
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/send