How we support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)


At Newtown Nursery School we believe that all children are entitled to have their individual needs appropriately supported in order to fully participate in nursery life and to achieve their highest potential across all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage. We believe in a 'can do approach' where positive solutions are sought to ensure children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities are treated equally and can learn alongside their peers. All staff hold high expectations for all children including those with SEND. Teaching is carefully planned and based on building on what your child already knows, can do and can understand. This is differentiated to meet the needs of all children. Children’s learning and progress is closely tracked. 

At Newtown Nursery School we are committed to:

  • Ensuring an entitlement for ALL children to a broad, relevant and differentiated curriculum reflecting children's cultural background, interests and aptitudes.
  • The earliest possible identification of a child's SEND.
  • Involving parents/carers from the onset, ensuring they are fully involved in decisions about their child.

Our named SENCOs are Sarah Roberts (Newtown Deputy Headteacher) and Alison Harris (Cluster Inclusion Manager) who are responsible for the day to day provision of education for children with SEND. Our named governors with responsibility for SEND are Lorna Rose (Cluster), Laura Brodie (Federation).

Below you will find a link to our SEND local offer which describes how we include children with special educational needs.


Birmingham's Local Offer (SEND)

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