Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Report

Bishop Walsh Catholic School follows statutory guidance laid down in the Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years.

The school’s SENCo contact details: Miss B Dunphy (Vice Principal).

Email: enquiry@bishopwalsh.net         Telephone: 0121 351 3215

1. What kinds of special educational needs might the children at Bishop Walsh Catholic School have?
2. How are children with Special Educational Needs identified and assessed?
3. What needs does the school cater for? What provision is made for pupils with these needs and how does the school know that the provision works?
4. Who do I contact if I have got a concern?
5. What training have the staff supporting children with SEND had or are currently having?
6. Who will oversee, plan, work with my child and how often?
7. Who will explain this to me?
8. How will the curriculum be matched to my child’s needs?
9. How will I know how my child is doing and how will you help me to support my child’s learning?
10. How will my child be able to contribute their views?
11. What arrangements are made by the Academy Committee for dealing with complaints concerning the SEND provision made at the school?
12. What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school?
13. Who can I contact for support outside of school?
14. How will the school prepare and support my child when joining the school and transferring to a new school or post-16 setting?
15. Where can I find Birmingham’s local authority’s local offer?