Berkswell Primary is a fully inclusive school that is totally committed to providing the best possible education to all of its children regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs. We believe that educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners.
We actively seek to remove the barriers to learning and participation that can hinder or exclude individual pupils, or group of pupils. This means that equality of opportunity must be a reality for our children.
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Report outlines the SEND procedures and provision that we provide at Berkswell. This is available to read in the link below.
The school recognises that the responsibility for identifying and supporting pupils with special needs rests primarily with the class teacher, within the framework of a whole school approach, and with the support of external professionals. It is also recognised that a partnership with parents is central to the successful outcomes of special needs intervention and that the pupils’ views are important and should be sought and respected.
Here is a list of External Professionals that we collaborate with.
Solihull’s Local Offer for Special Educational Needs
Under the Children and Families Bill which becomes law in 2014, Local Authorities are required to publish, and keep under review, information about services that they expect to be available for children and young people aged 0-25 with disabilities and Special Educational Needs. This is called the Local Offer. The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for professionals in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.
For more information about Solihull’s Local Offer follow the link below.
Berkswell CofE Primary School’s Local Offer
The information on this page serves as Berkswell CofE Primary School’s Local Offer. It details the provision and leadership of SEND within our school and the procedures that we use to support our children.
Pupils are identified as having SEND where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, that is provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.
These difficulties are classified into 4 key areas of need
Cognition and Learning
Communication and Interaction
Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
Sensory and/or physical needs.
The document below provides details on each of these needs.
Once a child is placed on the SEND register they will be supported using a wide range of interventions depending on their need.
The document below details the interventions that are used within our school at all stages of the SEND register.
For further information about the procedures and provision used at Berkswell CofE Primary School please see the SEND Information Report at the top of the page.
Additional Advice for Parents
The child’s class teacher will work closely with parents at all stages in his/her education and should be the first port of call in case of any difficulty. The school will provide information about the Solihull SENDIASS Service to all parents of children with special educational needs. Parents of any pupil identified with SEN may contact the Solihull SENDIASS Service for independent support and advice using the following contact details:
Address: Sans Souci, Tanworth Lane, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4DD
Telephone Number: 0121 5165173
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do we contact school if we want to know more?
If you would like to know more about what we offer at Berkswell School, please contact us on: 01676 532141 or e-mail us at:
Mrs. T. Drew (Headteacher)
Mrs. L. Stuart-Smith (Assistant Headteacher)
Mrs. L. Connell (SEND Coordinator)
Mrs. J. Barnes (SEND Coordinator)