Supporting our SEND students

At Shenley Academy all students including those who have a disability and/or special educational needs are welcome. We want to inspire all of our students to fulfil their ambitions and value effort and hard work, but we acknowledge that not all students are the same and that is why we believe it is important to know every child in our academy.

All of our teachers receive appropriate training related to SEND, and are ready to adapt their lessons to cater for your child’s needs

The Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) at Shenley Academy leads the Learning Support team who work together with all staff to provide the best possible support for all students.

Effective assessment and provision for children with SEND or any other additional needs will be secured in partnership with parent/carers, the young person, our academy network, the Local Authority and any other appropriate external services. Support is provided for any student who at any time in their school career requires additional support or provision to help them to achieve success.

We also believe that maintaining your child’s safety and wellbeing is central to their development, and therefore we aim to create an environment in which differences are celebrated.

Academy SEND Newsletters



Local Area SEND Newsletter



Communication and Autism Team (CAT)

About CAT

A Guide to Autism

Autism and Communication

Talking Space

Strategies to support ASC

Autism and the four areas of difference


Coffee Mornings

The Communication and Autism Team (CAT) are offering a chance for parents to meet up with other parents via coffee mornings.

Parent Webinars

To help support parents and carers, Birmingham SEND Services alongside other key SEND partners regularly deliver webinars covering a range of subjects.




NHS Birmingham Community Healthcare

Birmingham Children’s Partnership


A Guide to Supporting Children with ADHD

SENAR update – April 2022

Partnership SEND newsletter – April 2022

SEND Improvement Update – March 2022

SEND Parental Leaflet

SEN School Information Report

SEND and Learning Policy

Accessibility Plan

Birmingham’s Local Offer (SEND)

BCC Social Care Information and Advice Website

Friends’ Resilience – Support Wellbeing within your family (leaflet) April 2021


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