You can find our SEND Policy and Information Report here.
The Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) at Phoenix has responsibility for supporting students with a wide variety of individual needs. We work hard with teachers, parents/carers, outside agencies and most importantly students to create an positive environment of success, independence and achievement.
A key element of success is the support, guidance and aspirations of parents and carers; we work collaboratively with parents and carers to secure the best outcomes for all of our students.
We promise to keep parents/carers up-to-date with your SEND students' needs and developments in school and involve students and parents/ carers in any decision making process.
The new SEND code of practice placed into law from September 2014 is currently being implemented. Schools and LA’s have over 3 years to fully adopt this new code of practice.
Important information on changes:
- We will make no changes that affect a student without consulting them and their parents/carers.
- We will not transition students from Year 11 onto the new code, so as to keep things consistent for them in their final exam year.
- General changes are taken in consultation with parents at our half termly coffee mornings which all SEND parents/carers are invited to.
- Parents/carers' engagement is central to our ethos. In moving to the new code of practice, we will always welcome and listen to your input and will try our hardest to act on suggestions.
Communication is vital in helping SEND pupils reach their potential; we welcome and encourage students and parents to contact the school with any issues as soon as possible.
Being a child with SEND is not easy and raising one also is very challenging, we aim to make all our students happy, successful, achieving and work ready. We can help students and parents/carers to access support and outside agencies.
Unfortunately the modern life stresses students have can at times damage their mental health. At Phoenix we take all aspects of a child’s health and safety seriously and we like to work with families to support their child. If your child at any times has a mental health need you may find the free resource (Mental Health and the Resilient Therapy Toolkit) for parents useful in helping you to support your child, please contact us if you wish more information or support. Alternatively, if you have any worries about your child you may find the advice on this website useful: http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents.
If you wish to discuss any SEND matters related to Phoenix as either a parent/carer, prospective parent or a student, you can book a meeting with the SENCo Mr R Jones on 0121 588 8384. Mr Jones is also available at all parents evenings, coffee mornings and other school events.
Further information for Parents
The SEND Information Report & Local Offer - click here
The EHCP guide for Parents & Carers - click here
DfE advice for parents and carers - click here
The Local Authority Offer - click here
SEND Parent Event: Tuesday 4th December 2018
On Tuesday 4th December 2018 Sandwell Special Educational Needs Service are holding the first of this academic year’s Parent Events- Understanding the EHC Journey. This is a drop in information event between 10am and 12noon at Connor Education Centre, West Bromwich.
The event is for all parents who have a child with SEN, from those considering making a request for assessment right through to those whose children already have a plan and are going through annual review or transition. Local parent support organisations will also be present to provide information about the support they offer.
Places are limited and parents will need to book to secure their place. SENCOs and professionals may wish to come, this is an event for parents, they are very welcome as they come with a parent they are supporting.
Please contact the SEN Team on 0121 569 8240 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to book your place.
For more details of the SEND department please visit our micro-website here.
If you are reading this as a young person, your support should already be in place at Phoenix. Ask your teacher if you would like to talk about this.