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Special Education Needs and Disabilities

Our Aim

Our aim at Yew Tree Community School is to ensure that all children are happy and safe in their school environment, which helps them to become successful learners. Yew Tree Community School is a nurturing and inclusive school that endeavours to support all children's diverse needs.  

At Yew Tree Community School, we continually monitor the achievement and attainment of our pupils. We identify children who may have a special educational need and ensure that additional support is put in place to ensure they can achieve their full potential. Parents and pupils are involved and kept informed at every stage. We offer an open-door policy.  If you are concerned about your child, please contact the school SENDCO: Mrs E Phillips. 

Currently Miss H Boyle is acting SENDCO.


If you would like to contact the SENDCO, please phone the school office or message via email to arrange a time to speak over the phone or meet in person. 

Phone number: 0121 464 2967


How can parents/guardians find the Birmingham Local Authority’s local offer?

Visit the Birmingham City Council Website for further SEND advice and information about the SEND provision in the city :

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What SEND provision looks like at Yew Tree Community School

Overview of The Graduated Approach at Yew Tree Community School

At Yew Tree we work closely with a range of specialist services that advise the SENDCO

How are parents involved?

Our school has an open-door policy for parents, ensuring we are always approachable, so parents feel involved in the education of their child.  

In addition, our school aims to regularly involve parents in the education of their child through a variety of different ways including: 

  • Regular meetings with the class teacher and support staff 

  • Meetings with the SENDCo 

  • Target setting so parents can see what their child is working on next 

  • Home/school books to inform parents of important information 

  • Regular newslettersto share upcoming events in school 

  • Home reading logs 

  • Information on the school website 

  • Parents’ evenings 

  • Class and group workshops 

  • Signposting to parent groups 

  • Parents’ involvement in Individual Education Plans, SEN Support Plans, Education, Health Care Plans, and Annual Review documents 

The SEND provision at Yew Tree Community School is valued by parents! 

At Yew Tree Community School we ensure that children have their voice heard.  

The Four Areas of Need (SEND)

Useful Website Links

Please follow the links below to access support and information to support your children: 


Sensory and Physical: 

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Communication and Interaction: 

Communication & Autism Team – Access to Education ( 

What is autism 

Online Resources | Autism West Midlands 

Information about autism | Ambitious about Autism 

Speech and Language Therapy | Website ( 


Cognition and Learning: 

My child's education - British Dyslexia Association ( 

Cognition and Learning | Whole School SEND 

The Dyscalculia Information Centre - Resources for parents 


Social, Emotional and Mental Health: 

Mental health services - NHS ( 

Children's mental health - Every Mind Matters - NHS ( 

Pause Birmingham | The Children's Society ( 

Home | Forward Thinking Birmingham 

How it Works | The Zones of Regulation 


Developing Local Provision (DLP) Project

Yew Tree Community School is part of the Aston and Nechells DLP project working to provide further resources to support children's learning. 

Please view the project's website to see what work has been taking place- Our Schools | Astonandnechells


SEN information report

The SEN information report is attached below.

The Accessibility Plan

The accessibility plan is also attached below. This sets out how we will:

  • increase the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school’s curriculum
  • improve the physical environment of the school for the purpose of increasing the extent to which disabled pupils are able to take advantage of education and benefits, facilities or services provided or offered by the school
  • improve the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is readily accessible to pupils who are not disabled
The SEND Code of Practice

The SEND Code of Practice is attached below.  

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy 

The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities policy is attached below.