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Special Educational Needs and Disability

St Mary & St Margaret's is a fully inclusive school. We are very proud of the commitment our staff make to ensuring that all pupils endeavour to be 'the best they can be'.

Under the Children and Families Bill which became law in 2014, Local Authorities are required to publish, and keep under review, information about services that they expect to be available for children and young people with disabilities and Special Educational Needs aged 0-25. This is called the Local Offer. The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for professionals in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.
St Mary & St Margaret's CE Primary School is a fully inclusive school that is totally committed to providing the best possible education to all of its children regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs. This document is intended to give you information regarding the many ways in which we ensure we support all of our children, including those with SEND. It is important to note that it may not include every skill, resource and technique that we employ as these are continually being developed and modified to meet the changing requirements of individual children. Please click on the links for additional information.

SCHOOL NAME: St Mary & St Margaret's CE Primary School
TYPE OF SCHOOL: Mainstream for 3-11 year olds
ACCESSIBILITY: Fully wheelchair Accessible
Other Adaptations: Toilets and sinks have been purpose built or adapted in all year groups. All classrooms are carpeted.
We are currently able to deliver our core offer consistently across all areas of our school.

POLICIES: The following policies are available on our website:

We are aware/familiar with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Equality Act 2010.

What are the school's areas of strength? 

We are a fully inclusive school.  All our staff are highly trained to deal with a wide variety of individual needs.  As a small school we can offer personalised programmes for all our pupils over and above the Quality First teaching that takes place in all classes.  We have an experienced Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) and Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (SENTA) who work with school staff and outside agencies to ensure all children are supported appropriately. 

Our SENCo is Mrs Rachel Crawley and our SENTA is Mrs Jackie Jakeways. 

Mrs Crawley can be contacted via the school office (Tel. 0121 7472025) or by email on

The roles and responsibilities of the SENCo include:

  • leading and managing special education provision and learning support resources throughout the school
  • offering advice and support to colleagues
  • helping colleagues identify and plan for children who have particular learning, physical, social or emotional needs
  • supporting colleagues in planning and developing ‘Individual Provision Plans’
  • maintaining the Special Educational Needs Register
  • arranging, attending and taking minutes of all Annual Reviews which are held in school to ensure continuing liaison and support for parents with children with specific needs
  • completing relevant paperwork, including ‘Education, Health and Care Plan’ referrals and monitoring their progress through regular liaison with the Local Authority’s Statementing Officer, currently Karen Tunnicliff
  • liaising with external support agencies as appropriate and ensuring that the use of such specialist support is efficiently managed within the school
  • organising appropriate and timely interventions to support children not on track to meet their targets and monitoring the effectiveness of such interventions
  • attending relevant training
  • arranging appropriate INSET for all staff in school
  • writing and regularly reviewing the school’s Special Educational Needs Policy
  • reporting on the success of the Special Education Needs Policy, provision and the allocation of resources – both human and material to the Governing Body


DATE COMPLETED: November 2016
UPDATE: June 2019


Other services

Inclusion, including trips and visits

Communication with parents

Involving parents


Pupil voice

Specialist equipment


The Den


Solihull  Local Offer for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities


Follow the link to find the Local Authority SEND Information Report:



Solihull SENDIAS


Solihull SEND Information, Advice and Support Service aims to:

  • Provide information, advice and support to children and young people up to the age of 25 with SEND
  • Provide information, advice and support to the parents of children and young people up to the age of 25 with SEND
  • Provide impartial advice about matters relating to special educational needs or disabilities, including matters relating to health and social care
  • Offer support to parents and children and young people with SEND in participating in decisions made about the child/young person’s education, health and social care


Follow the link to find out more:


Solihull Family Information Service


This service offers advice and support for parents, information about activities and events for families in Solihull and childcare.

Follow the link to find out more: