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Welcome to the Team
Head of Cognition & Learning Resource Base
Trust Director of Inclusion
What Can I Expect From Ninestiles, If My Child Has Special Needs?
At Ninestiles An Academy we strive to ensure that all students achieve their potential personally, socially, emotionally and academically in all areas of the curriculum (regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs).
This document is intended to give you information regarding the ways in which we ensure that we support all of our students, including those with SEND, in order that they can realise their full potential. It may not list every skill, resource and technique we employ in order to achieve this as these are continually developed and used to modify our provision to meet the changing requirements for individual students.
- The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Policy is monitored by the Board of Trustees.
- The SENDCO presents SEND issues to academy governors meetings, through the Principal’s Report, and through meetings with the academy governor with responsibility for the school’s arrangements and provision for meeting Special Educational and Disability Needs.
- The academy governor with responsibility for SEND is appointed annually at the first full Local Governing Body meeting of the school year. (Please approach Clerk to the Council for further details).
- The academy governor with specific oversight for the provision for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is Haris Sheikh
The Birmingham Local Authority’s Local Offer can be found by clicking the link below:
Birmingham’s Local Offer
Local authorities must publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision that is available and provision that is expected to be across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
The Local Offer has two main purposes:
- To provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it.
- To make provision responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving children and young people with SEND, their parents, and the
professionals who work with them in its development and review.
What will the Local Offer cover?
The Local Offer will help you to find information about what universal, targeted and specialist provision is available for children and young people with SEND in Birmingham and how to access different types of services and support. Click here to view local offer
The Birmingham Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) offers impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities. Click here to visit page
The Special Educational Needs reform required each Local Authority to demonstrate how they co-produced their SEND Local Offer. In September 2014 students from Ninestiles An Academy worked with the LA in reviewing the website and made recommendations as to how the Local Offer could be improved. Our students were a credit to themselves, their family and our school.
The service is impartial, confidential, and free. If you’re a parent or young person being assessed, the service can:
- Help you to understand the referral process
- Act as a named contact throughout the process
- Help you to communicate with everyone involved in the assessment process
- Provide information about personal budgets
- Put you in touch with other people who can help, if necessary
Route 2 Wellbeing Directory
Route2wellbeing Birmingham is the definitive guide to local voluntary and community health and care services in Birmingham. Route2wellbeing makes it easy to find local services and activities that promote good health and wellbeing.
Solihull’s Local Offer
Solihull has a SEND 0-25 service based at Elmwood Place, 37 Burtons Way, Smiths Wood, Solihull, B36 0UG. This service brings together key professionals to provide services for eligible children and young people with SEND.
Family Information Service directory
The Family Information Service have a wealth of information and advice on choosing childcare (including accessing 2, 3 and 4 year old funding), finding activities for your children and helping you to access any support you may need.
Solihull SENDIAS Service aims to:
- Provide information, advice and support to children and young people up to the age of 25 with SEND
- Provide information, advice and support to the parents/carers of children and young people up to the age of 25 with SEND
- Provide impartial advice about matters relating to SEND, including issues relating to health and social care
- Offer support to parents/carers and children and young people with SEND in participating in decisions made about the child/young person’s education, health and social care