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Special/Additional Educational Needs

At St. Nicholas School the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is Mrs R. Burling-Finn.


She works with children, parents/carers, school staff and outside agencies to ensure that all our pupils special educational needs are met.


Should you have any concerns about special educational needs you can contact Miss Finn through the main school office by telephone on 0121 355 2649 or email


At St. Nicholas School we believe that all children have the right to the highest quality of education according to their needs. We provide a continuum of support for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Our Mission Statement and its aims reflect our commitment to supporting children with special educational needs. 

Please read our SEND information report below, which outlines the purpose, nature and management of special educational needs within our school and what our school can offer if your child has special educational needs:

SEND Information Report 2023-2024

SEND Policy 2023-2024

Disability Equality and Accessibility Plan 2023-2024

St. Nicholas SEND Journey Flowchart

Example of Pupil Profile (referred to in report)


For parents wishing to contact other organisations for support or advice, please follow the links for the following organisations:


This service exists to provide advice and information to parents and pupils in Birmingham. This information is designed to explain special educational needs procedures, to help you understand the law and procedures that affect you and your child, and to provide information on other issues that may be useful. Contact  SENDIASS:

The POD, 28 Oliver Street, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 4NX .
Telephone: 0121 303 5004


  • DfE SEND Code of Practice, April 2015


This is where the statutory framework and guidance for SEND can be found:

  • Our Place Community Hub

'Our Place Sutton Coldfield' has been formed as a result of the changes in funding for Extended Services from the Government and Council but also in response to the needs of our local community. The Hub can offer youth sessions, coffee mornings, parenting drop in sessions, counselling via Relate and support for local carers through their partner agencies: Carers UK and Mind. Contact Our Place Community Hub:


Telephone: 07962593645

  • Birmingham Local Offer

The Birmingham Local Offer can be found at: 

Please follow the link for more information on The Birmingham SEND Local Offer

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