Shaw Hill

Useful Links - SEND supporting your children at home



SEND Vision

 Our vision at Shaw Hill Primary School, is to instil in all our pupils a belief that they can achieve any goal by working hard and having the highest expectations of themselves in everything that they do.

We aim to meet the educational needs of every pupil and encourage them to reach their potential. We strive to create a positive ethos which promotes the inclusion of all pupils. We are committed to ensuring all pupils have access to a broad balanced curriculum. We expect all of our staff to deliver high quality teaching that is differentiated and personalised to ensure their lessons respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils.


Definition of SEND

The Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years (January 2015)  offers the following definition:

“A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

  • has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
  • has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions”


SEND Guide for parents

Please click on the link below.



The Birmingham Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) offers impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities.

The service supports children, young people and their parents, and can:

  • provide free, impartial and accessible information and advice on all aspects of the SEND statutory framework (law and the SEND Code of Practice) that covers Education, Health and Social Care.
  • provide advocacy support for individual children, young people and parents that empowers them to express their views and wishes and helps them to understand their rights in matters including School Support; EHC Needs Assessments; Exclusions, complaints; SEND Appeals and Personal Budgets.
  • provide information in community languages and other formats if appropriate.
  • provide training to LA professionals, Health & Social Care professionals, children young people and parents to increase knowledge of SEND law, guidance, local policy and participation.
  • assist the city council and schools to develop positive relations and links with parents.
  • establish and maintain good links with voluntary and other agencies and services.
  • help monitor overall effectiveness and feedback on all aspects of SEND provision and policy with a view to providing information to assist service improvements.



Children and Families Information Services

Birmingham Children’s Trust exists to make a positive difference for children, young people and families in the city. They used to be called the Children’s Services and were run by Birmingham City Council.


Occupational Therapy – 0121 683 2325 Occupational Therapy telephone advice line : Birmingham Community Healthcare (

 Speech and Language Therapy – 0121 466 6231

 Physiotherapy – 0121 466 5193


Supporting Your Child at Home

Click on the links to have access to websites that will help you support your children at home.

Please note: External links are selected and reviewed when the page is published. 

However, the School is not responsible for the content of external websites.


Tiny happy people

Tiny Happy People helps you develop your child's communication skills. Explore the simple activities and play ideas and find out about their amazing early development.


Oak National Academy

Parents can use Oak's resources to help their children recap, revise or catch up on learning from their school. Each lesson takes around an hour for a pupil to complete. There is a pre-recorded video from a teacher, with slides, as well as quizzes, worksheets and creative activities.



National Autistic Society

The UK's leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families. Since 1962, they have been providing support, guidance and advice, as well as campaigning for improved rights, services and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people.


Ambitious About Autism

Are experts in autism education and run pioneering education services for autistic children and young people.


Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is an American site that is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.


Child Autism UK

Child Autism UK helps children with autism achieve their potential. We provide services to enable children to overcome difficulties with communication, learning and life skills and give families the techniques and strategies to cope with autism through the use of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).


Ann Craft Trust

The Ann Craft Trust (ACT) is a national charity which exists to minimise the risk of abuse of disabled children and adults at risk. Through pioneering training, practice reviews and contributing to world-leading research, they support organisations to safeguard disabled children and adults at risk and minimise the risk of harm.

Helping My Autistic Child Stay Safe Online - Ann Craft Trust



Speech and Language


Birmingham Childrens Speech and Language Therapy Team

Advice and strategies to support parents, carers, schools and other professionals in relation to a child or young person’s communication needs or eating and drinking concerns. Please click on the link below to read more.

Birmingham Childrens Speech and Language Therapy Team advice line number



Afasic is a parent-led organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families. They provide information and training for parents – and professionals – and produce a range of publications.



I CAN provides parents/carers and practitioners with the information they need to help children develop their speaking and understanding skills.





British Dyslexia Association

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) is the voice of dyslexic people. They aim to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential.

British Dyslexia Association (



Brittle Bone

Brittle Bone

The Brittle Bone Society is the sole organisation set up to address the needs of people born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI).





Contact are a charity for families with disabled children. They support families, bring families together and help families take action for others.



Scope are a disability equality charity in England and Wales. They provide practical information and emotional support when it's most needed, and campaign to create a fairer society.



 Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis

This website contains information and support on Cystic fibrosis.





They aim to prevent Type 2 diabetes, campaign for and support everyone affected by diabetes, and fund research that will one day lead to a cure.




Downs Syndrome

Downs Syndrome

A national organisation, committed to improving quality of life for people who have Down’s syndrome, promoting their right to be included on a full and equal basis with others.




Visual Impairment

Visual Impairment

Look are on a mission to support young visually impaired people and their families to thrive. They do this through mentoring, transformational events, youth forums and parent support groups. They can also link to other charities and organisations to help you access the support you need.




Mental Health

Mental Health

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.


Young Minds

UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.






Offering help and advice for people suffering from Asthma.






Offering help and advice for people suffering from eczema.




SEND: guide for parents and carers

A guide on the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND).




Birmingham Children's Trust

Birmingham Children’s Trust exists to make a positive difference for children, young people and families in the city. They used to be called Children’s Services and be run by Birmingham City Council.