Colley Lane Primary Academy, Colley Lane, Halesowen, B63 2TN
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
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special educational needs at colley lane primary academy

Special Educational Needs

Colley Lane Primary Academy is a mainstream school with three form entry classes from Nursery to Year 6. We are proud to be a part of the Windsor Academy Trust and work collaboratively with other schools in the Trust to provide an exciting, engaging and up to date curriculum for all learners. The school is resourced for learning and teaching in the 21st century, where a range of different learning styles are catered for by dedicated and enthusiastic staff members. The welcoming and inclusive ethos of the school ensures that all pupils feel part of the school community and work together in an environment when they feel confident to take risks and try new things.

We aim to provide a fully inclusive mainstream primary provision. It is our priority to help children aspire and learn by providing a holistic education. We believe that this will help them achieve their potential, academically, personally, socially and emotionally in all areas of the curriculum regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs.

The Inclusion team at Colley Lane Primary Academy supports all of our pupils with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to ensure that their learning needs are met. We ensure that the learning environments are adapted and that individual needs are recognised in an inclusive and supportive way.

We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including ability, emotional state, age and maturity. We are particularly aware of the needs of our Foundation and Key Stage 1 pupils, for whom maturity is a crucial factor in terms of readiness to learn. We believe in both early identification and early intervention. We understand that many pupils, at some time in their school career, may experience difficulties that affect their learning, and we recognise that these may be long or short term.

If you are worried about your child’s learning needs please make an appointment via the school office with our Acting SENCO, Miss Williams who will be happy to discuss any concerns you may have.

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

Miss L Williams is our Acting SENCO. Miss Williams is providing cover for our SENCO, Miss L Roberts, who is currently on maternity leave. 

Miss Williams can be contacted via the school office on 01384 900450 or info@colley.windsoracademytrust.org.uk

Dudley Special Education and Disabilities services and provision

The link to the recent joint Ofsted and Care and Quality Commission inspection of the Dudley Special Education and Disabilities services and provision is available to read here.

Useful Links

  • British Dyslexia Association - The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. Their vision is that of a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people to reach their potential.
  • I CAN - I CAN is a charity that helps children with speech and language difficulties across the UK. The charity works to create a society where their special needs are recognised, understood and met so that they have the same opportunities in life as other children.
  • MENCAP - Mencap is the UK's leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
  • National Autistic Society - The NAS exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs.
  • National Deaf Children's Society - The National Deaf Children’s Society is the only UK charity solely dedicated to providing support, information and advice for deaf children and young people, their families and professionals working with them.
  • Hypermobility Syndrome Association - Hypermobility Syndrome Association provides specific information for children and their parents to help families who often just don’t know where to turn. We run specialist family programmes, where families can learn together how best to manage the many symptoms relating to hypermobility, gain confidence and ask any questions they may have.
  • SEND Gateway - A one stop shop for all things SEND.
  • Contact - A charity that provides help and support for families with disabled children.
  • Dudley SEND Support and Advice Service -  Advice and support for parents with children who have SEND
  • Dudley SEND Local Offer - A link to Dudley Council's Local Offer.