Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SEND Hub Leader: Mrs Stephanie Fields

Inclusion Leader: Mrs Zoe Franks

Email: admin@meregrn.bham.sch.uk

Here at Mere Green Primary School, we prioritise an inclusive education for all pupils. We celebrate that we are all unique, highly capable and have potential to make excellent progress from our own starting points. We strongly encourage the ‘Mere Green Child’ to contribute, embrace their individual talents and share personal interests with others. 

When children find it challenging to make progress through highly effective quality first teaching, we acknowledge that adaptations maybe required to ensure that those with more complex needs are given the same opportunities to thrive, academically, socially and emotionally and artistically. All pupils are encouraged and supported to contribute and develop mental strength, which supports them in life beyond the classroom, preparing all children for long life learning regardless of ability or protected characteristics. 

We ensure high quality provision for pupils who have any of the following needs and seek regular training and expert advice to ensure we are meeting the needs of all pupils. 

Cognition and learningChildren who find learning, thinking and understanding harder than most other pupils
Communication and InteractionChildren who find it difficult to interact with others and the world around them
Social, emotional and mental health difficultiesChildren who find it difficult to manage their emotions and behaviour in a way that affects their everyday life
Sensory and/or physical needsChildren who have a disability that may make it difficult for them to manage their everyday life without changes to the physical environment or support through a range of personalised resources.

We believe that early identification is essential in ensuring that pupils receive the right support at the right time. In line with the SEND Code of Practice, Mere Green Primary School, takes a ‘Graduated Approach’ to identifying additional needs of the pupil and work together with parents/carers at all stages. 

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 require Mere Green Primary School to publish certain information regarding our provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). 

Mere Green SEND10%Mere Green EHCP2%
Birmingham SEND11.7%Birmingham EHCP1.3%
National SEND12.6%National EHCP4%

We use the following professional services:

  • Educational Psychology – Birmingham City Council EP Service
  • Pupil and School Support – Gareth Fowler
  • Communication and Autism – Tracey Jones

At Mere Green School we work hard to help remove barriers to learning and to support our children through each stage of their learning journey.

For more information regarding the SEND provision at Mere Green Primary School, please see our SEND Information Report and Graduated Identification process below. 

All further information can be found on the Birmingham Local Offer. https://www.localofferbirmingham.co.uk

Should you have any concerns or questions relating to your child’s academic, social, emotional and behaviour needs, please feel free to contact us.