At Goodway Nursery School we have been supporting children and families in our local community since 1939. During this time we have taught generations of families, as well as welcoming new families each year.

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    Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)


    Article 29: Education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child's respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures and the environment.  

    Article 23: A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life in conditions that promote dignity, independence and an active role in the community. Governments must do all they can to provide free care and assistance to children with a disability. 

    Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
    at Goodway Nursery School
    Your child’s educational journey, at Goodway Nursery School, is very important to us. Your child’s key person will meet with you, before they start at nursery, to talk about their learning and development needs.  At Goodway Nursery School we offer:
    •Open and honest communication
    •A partnership approach
    •Appropriate and effective teaching and learning
    •A broad and balanced curriculum for all children, including those with Special Educational Needs and disabilities.
    Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator
    Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo) is Lucy Collins.  The SENDCo is at Nursery from Tuesday to Friday and is usually available for parents and carers to speak with.  If you need to speak to the SENDCo, you can make an appointment by contacting the school office on 0121 464 3078.
    How we identify and assess Special Educational Needs?
    We use a variety of different ways to assess whether a child has Special Educational Needs. 
    These may include:
    •Nursery based assessments
    •Information from parents
    •Specialised assessments carried out by external agencies
    •Information from previous settings
    •Discussions with the key person, class teacher and other members of our staff team
    Communication about support 
    Your child’s views about their education are important.  Your child’s key person will will talk to them about what they are learning and what their next steps are.  Your child will be involved in making decisions about what they will be learning about.
    Throughout the year, your child’s key person be in regular contact with you about your child’s progress through every day informal discussions.  Parent’s consultation meetings will be held once every term.  You can also make an appointment at any time to discuss your child’s progress if you have concerns.  If your child’s key person or teacher feels that extra support and/ or assessments would be helpful to enable your child to make better progress, they will contact you to discuss this and inform you of the type of intervention your child may need.
    Communication with outside agencies
    We work in partnership with a wide range of specialist support services which are available to support your child if needed.  These services include Paediatricians, Educational Psychologists (EP), Speech and Language Therapists (SALT), Occupational Therapists (OT), Community Paediatricians, Child Development Centre (CDC) and the Communication and Autism Team (CAT).  Please feel free to speak with Lucy Collins (SENCo) for more information about any of the services.  You will be informed and consent will be sought from you, if any of these services need to be involved with your child.
    Please see the links below for our SEND information:
    Send Information Report 23-24 
    Accessibility Plan 23 24
    Inclusion & SEND Policy
    For information about the Birmingham Local Offer and support in the city, please follow the link below.
    Please find below the contact details for information and support services:  or 0121 303 8461
    SEN Parent Partnership - 0121 303 5004     Email:
    Communication Autism Team - 0121 675 5057      Email:
    SENAR (Special Educational Needs and Assessment Review) - 0121 303 1888
    Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub - 0121 303 1888
    Children’s Centre Services
    Lakeside Children’s Centre: 0121 386 6150
    Your GP or Health Visitor will offer advice and support if you have any concerns about your child’s development.
    At Goodway  Nursery School we follow the Government Guidelines which have been outlined in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2015 (please follow the link below for further details). 
    Our named governor with responsibility for SEND is Saleca. The SEND Governor’s role is to meet with the SENCO regularly to discuss the progress and attainment of children in school and to ensure they are being supported by the right services. The SENCO provides a written report to the Governing Body every term about the learning and development of children with SEND.
    You can contact our SEND Governor by emailing:, or by phoning 0121 464 3078


    Complaints about SEND provision
    We and our Governing Body take complaints seriously and will act upon these on an individual basis.
    Concerns about your child’s SEND learning needs and/or provision in our school should be made to the class teacher or SENCo in the first instance. Tel: 0121 464 3078
    If the problem cannot be resolved, we operate a complaints procedure, details of which can be found in the policies section of the website, or ask for a copy of our complaints procedure at the school office.