SEND Information Report
At Bournville Village Primary School, all children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) are offered full access to a broad and balanced curriculum.
We aim to support pupils with SEND, so that they can access all of the same opportunities and activities as others within school, enjoy their school life and grow to fulfil their potential.
Through our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities policy and information report we:
- Set out how our school assess, identifies and plans provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
- How we support children with SEND
- Explain the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved, including pupils, staff and parents/carers, in providing for pupils with SEND.
- Explain the technical terms and abbreviations used (see our jargon buster).
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
A pupil has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.
They have a learning difficulty or disability if they have:
- A significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of the others of the same age, or
- A disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools
Special educational provision is educational or training provision that is additional to, or different from, that made generally for other children or young people of the same age by mainstream schools.
Within Bournville Village Primary School:
9% of pupils on roll are identfied as having a SEND.
Currently 5 children on roll have a Educational, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
This is compared to 16% of children who attend a school within Birmingham and 15% of children nationally. 1% of children who attend a school within Birmingham have an EHCP, compared to 2% nationally.
Staff have recieved training to support pupils with a range of needs. Examples of this training includes:
- The SENCo has achieved the National SEN Award
- All staff have received level 1 Autism Awareness.
- All teaching staff have received Dyslexia Awareness training
- All staff have recieved Attachment Awareness training
- All teaching staff have had training in de-escalation strategies
- All staff receive annual training on support for medical needs, this includes administering an Epi-pen, asthma awareness and allergy awareness. Where a child has a specific medical need, we liaise with relevant health professionals for advice and training
- All teaching staff have had Word Aware training
- Relevant staff have had specialised Speech and Language training on WELLCOMM and assessing and supporting speech sounds difficulties
- The Physical Difficulties Support Service (PDSS) are able to deliver specialised training for pupils with complex physical needs. Two staff have preivously had manual handling training for supporting a child with physical difficulties
- Medical needs and additional training for these are discussed on an individual basis
SEND can be categorised into four areas:
Click on the links below to find out more information about how we support pupils with these needs.
The Birmingham Local Authority Local Offer can be found at: