St Anne's Catholic Primary School

achieving excellence in all our God given talents

Lowe Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0ER

0121 675 5037

SEND Information


At St. Anne’s Catholic School, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils based on three principles:Setting suitable learning challenges;Responding to pupils’ diverse learning needs;Overcoming potential barriers to learning.

Children have a learning difficulty if they:

  • Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age;
  • Have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age. This may relate to impairments in communication and interaction, cognition and behavioral learning, emotional and social development, or sensory or physical needs.

SEND Information

Since 2014, it has become an expectation for all schools to publish information about their provision for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)


The ‘local offer’ helps parent/carers understand what services they and their families can expect from a range of local agencies. It will help them develop a greater understanding of how the system works and how the local authority, area and school will support the child and their family.

You can read more about our provision at St Anne’s and the local offer below:

· Send Information Report – 2023/2024

· Accessibility Plan – 2024

You can also read a copy of our SEN policy on our policies page.


Birmingham CITY COUNCIL Local Offer


Every local authority in England has a duty to provide children and young people, (0-25 years) with support if they have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities - this is known as the Local Offer. 

The LA’s ‘Local Offer’ will provide parents with information about all the arrangements and services available throughout Birmingham for children with any type of special need or disability. 

For Parents who wish to contact SENAR, please follow the link below to find contact numbers and email addresses 

Other organisations that may be able to help:  

  • Autism West Midlands  
  • Downs Syndrome Association  
  • British Dyslexia Association 
  • Dyspraxia Foundation  
  • Birmingham NHS Speech and Language Service  

National Deaf Society for Children (   

  • Your own GP 




 My name is Jane Rhodes and I am the SENCO and  support the pastoral team and mental health and well being at school.

You can contact me by phoning the school or emailing


For Parents who are waiting for appointments for their children for an assessment for ADHD and/or Autism can contact the neurodevelopmental pathway by following the link below. 



Please click on the links below to book on to any courses you may find beneficial.


Parenting and ADHD 






  • Click on the questions at the end of this page  to find out more:

In our school we make provision for pupils who have any of the needs in the table below. We know that some pupils will have difficulties in more than one of these areas and we will always do our best to meet their needs. The support in this table acts as a guide but the things we do may vary and actual support will be based on the specific needs of each pupil.

All children in school have support within lessons through differentiation and quality first teaching strategies. This means that activities are planned according to the level the child or young person is working at. This can include a variety of adaptions including changes to the physical environment, changes to teaching styles as well as levels of adult support.

At Saint Anne's Catholic Primary we identify pupils where:

  • Progress is significantly slower than that of peers starting from same baseline.

  • Fails to match or better the child's previous rate of progress.

  • Fails to close the attainment gap between the child and peers.

  • Widens the attainment gap.

In school we use a variety of different ways to assess whether a child or young person has special educational needs. Some of these ways include:

  • Observations.

  • Assessments.

  • chool based test results/tracking and monitoring, eg. Language and Literacy continuum.

  • Information from parents and carers.

  • Information from the child or young person.

  • Specialised assessments carried out by members of the school's support services.

  • Information from previous schools or settings.

  • Results from end of key stage assessments.

  • Discussions with adults who work with the child or young person.

Once a child or young person is identified as having a special educational need, a graduated approach to support is taken. The child or young person's needs will first be assessed, then support will be planned, carried out and then reviewed. At the review any necessary changes will be made.

All children's progress, including those children or young people with special educational need, is tracked using the school's assessment tracking system. Pupils are assessed regularly using teacher marking, observations and questioning as well as more formal assessments such as curriculum tests and standardised test.

In Birmingham we also have access to the Birmingham Language and Literacy and Maths toolkits which support assessment when a child or young person is making small steps of progress. In addition for children or young people with special educational needs we also set individual targets that are reviews at least three times a year. This helps the school to monitor how well interventions are working.

The progress each child is making is discussed at pupil progress meetings with a member of the Senior Leadership team, the class teacher and the SENCo.

If you think your child may have special educational needs, contact the SEN co-ordinator, or ‘SENCO’ in your child’s school or nursery.

Contact your local council if your child is not in a school or nursery.

Your local Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Service can give you advice about SEND.

Your child may be eligible for: