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Special Educational Needs and Disability


As a school we pride ourselves on our inclusive culture and our SEND offer. Further information regarding our SEND offer can be found in our SEND Policy and Information Report.


Our SENDCo, Miss Sinha, can provide advice, support, and signposting to external services. If you would like to arrange a meeting with her, please contact the school office.


Other services that may be helpful to parents of children with SEND include:


Shropshire SEND Local Offer – The Shropshire SEND Local Offer is a central location where information relating to SEND services across Shropshire is held. The aim is to make this information available and easily accessible to all.

There is a specific area of this website dedicated to Family Support

Click hereto see the SEND NEWSLETTER


The Parenting TeamThe Parenting Team offers a variety of services to parent carers with children with SEND. They recognise how important the role of the parent and carer is, and how difficult that role can be. They aim to provide knowledge and strategies that can be used to deal with everyday parenting challenges. Please see their page on the Shropshire Local Offer and the links to some of their courses below for further information.


IASS - Shropshire Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) is a free, confidential and impartial service for children and young people that are aged between 0 – 25 years, with SEND, and their parents, living in Shropshire. IASS offers parents and young people supports around any concerns they might have around special educational needs and /or disability (SEND) and explains your options, rights and responsibilities.


PACC - Shropshire's Parent Carer Forum aims to provide community support for parents of children with SEND and to empower Parent Carers to influence change in local systems and services by sharing their experiences.

 Please see the latest PACC Newsletter here


SEND Support Groups - Support from other parent carers has always been recognised as really important for SEND families.  Locally there are a number of parent carer run support groups, where parent carers can chat with each other, and share experiences and information.


Autism West Midlands –  AWM supports families who live in the Shropshire Council area who have children under 18 years old, with autism or autistic traits. AWM can help you to understand autism and how you can support and help your child.  They offer lots of free support and organise lots of fun events for you to attend.


Shropshire Special Educational Needs (SEN) Team - The SEN Team have responsibility for the statutory duties relating to the Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment (EHCNA) process and the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) Annual Review process for children and young people aged 0 to 25.


SEND Newsletter for parent carers and families – Newsletter produced by Shropshire Council, NHS Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin and PACC aimed at supporting parent/carers of children and young people with SEND.


Parent Carer needs assessment: If you are a parent carer of a child with a disability and have parental responsibility, you have the right to request a parent carer needs assessment (see the Children and Families Act 2014). Further information on how to do this can be found below.


Shropshire Disabled Childrens Team – Information on the Disabled Children’s Team and what they do


Health – Health is an important part of the Special Educational Needs and Disability framework. This link explains the support that is available for SEND children.