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SEND Information

This page contains a collection of resources and links to help support the parents and carers of students at Sutton Girls who have additional needs.

We have included several links to remote learning and COVID-specific resources, as we realise the current situation has created an extra challenge for everyone.  There are some useful guides to supporting your daughter with online learning, and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do contact your daughter's head of year in the first instance.

We do still have access to most services provided by Birmingham City Council, albeit virtually, so if you feel that you require support, or if you are concerned that your daughter may need assessment for an additional need, please do contact your head of year.

Birmingham Local Offer includes information about the wide range of services that are available to support all areas of a child’s life (0-25 years) especially those with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND).  This includes support with education, physical and mental health, social care, leisure activities and moving towards independence and adulthood: www.localofferbirmingham.co.uk

If you are looking for the SEND policy or Information Report (including the COVID-19 SEN addendum), please go the Policies page here.

Remote Learning Support

Cognition and Learning

Resources for supporting your child with Dyslexia, or related Specific Learning Difficulties (such as working memory, process speed etc):
Access to Education, Birmingham

British Dyslexia Association Free Parent Webinars:

Nessy fingers touch typing programme (requires purchase)
https://www.nessy.com/uk/product/nessy-fingers/

Text to speech (so that pupils can listen to text being read aloud)

Strategies and activities to support reading, writing and vocabulary:
https://accesstoeducation.birmingham.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/English-strategies-leaflet-3.pdf

Strategies and activities to support Maths:
https://accesstoeducation.birmingham.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Maths-Strategies-leaflet-3.pdf

Sensory and Physical

Access to education (Birmingham City Council) Physical Disability Support Service Remote Learning Support:
https://accesstoeducation.birmingham.gov.uk/parents-pdss-covid19/

Social, Emotional and Mental Health (including ADHD)

Cerebra - Sleep Advice Service:
Cerebra.org.uk

Kooth Mental Wellbeing Community:
Kooth COVID-19 Response

Mind Coronavirus Support for Young People:
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/for-children-and-young-people/coronavirus/

Young Minds Crisis Messenger: 
https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/get-urgent-help/youngminds-crisis-messenger/ 
Also see the Young Minds general website for useful blogs and articles.

ADHD Foundation Parent Area - a huge amount of useful resources here:
https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/parents/