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SEN Local Offer

From September 2014 the law for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities changed. The new law (the Children and Families Act 2014) alters the way you and your child receive support from your local council, health and social care services and your child's nursery, school or college. It brings a greater focus on personal goals, increased family involvement and improves rights and protections for young people in further education and training. The changes will be gradually introduced over the next few years.

As part of the Act (Clause 65) all local authorities have to provide a 'local offer' for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and their families; Birmingham's offer can be found on the My Care in Birmingham website https://childrens.mycareinbirmingham.org.uk/local-offer-main-page.aspx

Click on the questions below to find out what you can expect at Topcliffe Primary School if your child has special educational needs and disabilities.
Local Offer 

Q1: Who are the best people to talk to in this school about my child?

Q2: How does the school identify children with SEND and how will I find out about my child?

Q3: How will the teaching be adapted and what are the different types of support available for my child with SEND?

Q4: How will the school assess and measure the progress of my child?

Q5: How will you ensure that my child is fully included in the life of the school?

Q6: How will I be involved in supporting my child?

Q7: How will my child have a say in their education and school life?

Q8: My child currently has a Statement of Educational Needs. Will this change?

Q9: How do I know if my child is entitled to a personal budget?

Q10: How are staff in school trained to work with children with SEND?

Q11: Who are the other people providing services to children with SEND?

Q12: What support will I get as a parent of a child with SEND?

Q13: How will you support my child when they are progressing through the school or moving on to a new school?

Q14: Profile of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at Topcliffe Primary School

Q15: Topcliffe Primary School’s Speech and Language and ASD Resource Bases.

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Topcliffe School
Hawkinge Drive
Castle Vale
Birmingham
B35 6BS
Tel. (0121) 675-6296