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. If you have any questions or concerns, please do contact your daughter's head of year in the first instance.
At Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls, we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible outcomes for all of our students whatever their needs or abilities. Our primary focus is to enable all students to participate in a range of activities which promote intellectual, personal, social and physical development and well-being. This requires the delivery of a curriculum and extracurricular activities which address equality of opportunity and are differentiated to reflect individual students’ needs and abilities.
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, please go the Policies page here.
Cognition and Learning
Strategies and activities to support reading, writing and vocabulary:
English Strategies (birmingham.gov.uk)
Strategies and activities to support Maths:
Maths Strategies (birmingham.gov.uk)
British Dyslexia Association Free Parent Webinars:
Webinars - Free and Paid - Shop - British Dyslexia Association (bdadyslexia.org.uk)
British Dyslexia Association (bdadyslexia.org.uk)
Text to speech (so that pupils can listen to text being read aloud):
Reading Text Aloud using Google:
How to make Google Docs read text aloud to you
- Open your Google Doc.
- Click “Tools” in the top toolbar.
- Select “Accessibility settings.”
- Tick the box next to “Turn on Screen Reader Support” and then click “OK.” You should now see a new section appear in your top toolbar called “Accessibility.”
Communication and Interaction (including Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Supporting your autistic child at home:
Visual timetables (the first few examples are for younger children, but the morning tick list is useful)
Supporting your child with sleep:
Advice for Parents of Children with Autism
Anxiety in Autism guide (download pdf at the bottom of the article)
Autism West Midlands:
Autism West Midlands | Supporting the Autistic Community
Sensory and Physical
Physical Disabilities and Support Service:
Royal National Institute for the Blind:
RNIB | Home
National Deaf Children’s Society:
National Deaf Children's Society | Supporting deaf children (ndcs.org.uk)
Social, Emotional and Mental Health (including ADHD)
Cerebra - Sleep Advice Service:
Kooth Mental Wellbeing Community:
Kooth COVID-19 Response
Young Minds 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:
SEND Support Services
The Birmingham Special Educational Needs and Disability information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) provide impartial and confidential advice and support to children and young people with SEND and their parents / carers: SENDIASS | Birmingham City Council
Forward Thinking Birmingham (formerly known as CAMHS) provides mental health support for children and young people from 0 to 25, and their parents/carers. Referrals can be made by the young person, parents/carers and organisations including schools: Forward Thinking Birmingham