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The best place for a pupil to learn is in the classroom. Not only do pupils get the benefit of a specialist teacher but they also benefit from being around their peers. However, don’t just take our word for it! Recent OFSTED research stated that it is important for a child to have full access to the curriculum for their academic and social development.

Barr Beacon SEND Department

Supporting our pupils every step of the way.

Please find below links to organisations and information to support you with your child.

Walsall SEND Information and Advice Support Service provides advice and assistance to parents of pupils with Special Educational Needs - Walsall SENDIASS - Family Action (family-action.org.uk)

Birmingham SEND Information and Advice Support Service provides advice and assistance to parents of pupils with Special Educational Needs - HERE

Supporting Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities www.sossen.org.uk/index.php

Resources for Autism provide practical services for children and adults with a diagnosis of autism and for their family members - www.resourcesforautism.org.uk

Using Social Stories to help pupils with Autism - Social Stories For Adolescents And Young Adults | Life Skills Advocate

Collingwood Autism Support Group – a regular Autism support group meeting on a Tuesday between 7pm and 9pm - https://www.autismlinks.co.uk/support-groups/group-support-west-midlands/collingwoodautismsupportgroup?region=West%20Midlands

Young Minds – Supporting pupils with a diagnosis of ADHD - www.youngminds.org.uk/find-help/

NHS – Advice for supporting pupils with a diagnosis of ADHD –
www.nhs.uk/conditions/

Young Minds – Helping your child with anxiety - www.youngminds.org.uk/find-help/

Breathing exercises for pupils with anxiety - Breathing Exercises for Anxiety: 5 Exercises to Help Calm Anxiety (healthliving.today)

Parent Champions – Understanding Dyslexia - www.parentchampions.org.uk

British Dyslexia Association – Empowering Parents - www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/advice/children

The Dyscalculia Information Centre - www.dyscalculia.me.uk/resources-for-parents

The Dyspraxia Foundation – Advice for Parents and Family - www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/dyspraxia-children/parents-family/

Movement Matters – Information for Parents on Dyspraxia - www.movementmattersuk.org

NDCS – National Deaf Children’s Society – Advice for Parents –

www.ndcs.org.uk/information-and-support

Young Minds – Help for Parents – www.youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/

SEMH.co.uk – links to a variety of blogs and advice on the topic of SEMH.