Supporting children with an identified Special educational need or disability.
At Fairway, we believe that every child is special and unique. Some children may need more support in order to get the most out of their time with us and we try to achieve that in a variety of ways.
Some children are supported by adjustments being made to the curriculum, or by having a little extra support from their class based teaching assistant.
If, despite this level of support, your child is struggling, they may need a period of more intense support. We will work with you to explain what we are doing and may put an individual support plan in place for your child. This may be for a short period of time , or for a longer period of time as necessary.
If you want to know more about this and what we are able to do to support children with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) then please click on the link below to be taken to our SEND support page.
The Special Needs Co-ordinator is Mrs Leonie Ward. You may contact Mrs Ward in school on 0121 464 3200. Alternatively you may wish to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the tabs below to find out more information about how we will support the needs of your child at Fairway
Support for parents of pupils with SEN during COVID-19 Pandemic
Useful websites for parents of pupils with SEN
This is Birmingham Local Authority’s Local Offer page. This sets out the provision the local authority will make for young people with additional needs, and signposts to other useful information and organisations that may support.
British Dyslexia association.
Supportive information and resources about dyslexia.
National Autistic Society.
A regional charity providing direct support to people with autism, and those who care for them. They are able to provide support groups, advice and training for parents, and support for siblings.
ADDISS is a support organisation for parents/carers of children with ADHD, providing information about local groups and advice for parents/carers.
Information and support on dyspraxia and developmental coordination disorder (DCD).
Support and advice around Downs Syndrome.
The Makaton charity website provides information about makaton, as well as courses and resources for parents and professionals.
The talking point website contains information and resources to help support speech and language development in young people. It includes email and telephone helplines for advice.
Afasic supports parents with children who have difficulties talking and understanding language
Cerebra’s aim is to provide high quality health and social care information for the parents and carers of children aged 0-16 years with neurological conditions. They are able to provide comprehensive support to parents/carers with children who have sleep issues. They also have a stress helpline.
The Forward Thinking Birmingham Service coordinates mental health provision for young people aged 0-25. It includes information on the new ‘drop-in’ service for young people in Digbeth called ‘The Pause Hub’.
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Advice and support on a variety of learning difficulties, including Autism, Fragile X, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome and Global Developmental Delay. The website includes information on social care, health and education.
The nhs website has a wealth of information on all medical conditions.
Contact a family are an excellent organisation providing information and support to parents of children with many different sorts of disability, including parent-parent support. They also provide comprehensive well written booklets written in a clear concise manner for parents, teachers and young people.
SENDIASS is the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information and Advisory Support Service (Formerly known as Parent Partnership), and they are able to provide impartial support and advice to parents about meeting the needs of young people.
Parent guide to language development with ideas to support at each age and stage
https://speechandlanguage.info/parents and https://speechandlanguage.info/resources/perch/pdf/speechlink-speech-language-communication-games-1.pdf
Resources to support speech and language development
A huge list of links to help develop speech and language development, as well as some useful resources on a wide range of themes such as visual timetables, occupational therapy, ADHD, sign language, literacy, numeracy and Autism
Birmingham Access 2 Education