Special Educational Needs

At Dorrington, we try to give extra intervention to all children irrespective of their ability.

We recognise that for a variety of reasons, some children experience difficulty in learning or in accessing the curriculum. In such instances a working partnership with parents is of great importance.

Each curriculum policy includes ways to support SEN pupils at each planning level. A variety of resources are available in all curriculum areas. We follow the Government’s Code of Practice and Birmingham LA’s guidelines and use a graduated response to provide for children, incorporating a range of teaching strategies.

If your child experiences difficulty at any time, your child’s class teacher will discuss any concerns they have with you and you may be asked to support your child in particular ways. If the difficulty is long term, or needs specific support in school, the class teacher will also discuss this with the Inclusion Manager and provision may be made at School Action Level. This involves an Individual Target Plan (ITP) being prepared, outlining some additional or different action to be taken. Your participation in planning and reviewing these ITPs contributes to their success.

If progress is still inadequate, extra intervention may be made under School Action Plus; specialists may be consulted (e.g. Pupil & School Support Service, Specialist support etc) and/or new teaching strategies developed.

If your child is learning English as an additional language and has some difficulty accessing the full curriculum, then additional support may be given.

Our first priority is your child’s welfare and safeguarding. There may be occasions when our concern about your child means that we have to consult other agencies. The procedures we follow have been laid down by the Birmingham Local Authority.

If you have a query or concern, then your child’s class teacher or the Inclusion Manager are both available. The Head Teacher and the governor responsible for SEN are also useful contacts.

For an 'Easy read guide for parents' to help find out more information on 'Special Educational Needs and Disabilities' please CLICK HERE.
It contains useful information such as definitons of important words, making decisions and more. More details can be found HERE


To view our SEN policy please click this link.

To look at our SEND School offer click this link

To view the Birmingham SEND offer click on this link

Short video to promote the Local Offer. (Co-Produced by Young People)

Local Offer Video

The Education, Health & Care Plan in Birmingham Video