Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator is Hannah McGrath (Headteacher/SENCO). She can be contacted via the school office on 01743 860 400.
You can read more about SEND provision at our school in the SEN and Information Report.
Shropshire Council Local Offer
The Local Offer contains detailed information on services relating to SEND.
Autism West Midlands (AWM)
No diagnosis is needed to access the AWM Shropshire service and there is no formal referral route – parents/carers can self-refer by booking an advice appointment or contacting them directly. Want to learn more about autism? AWM have lots of FREE autism-related webinars coming up, click on the links below for more information and details about how to book. You can watch live or catch up by viewing a recording of the broadcast up to 14 days later – you must register in advance though.
For families with younger children…In November AWM will be starting their very popular “Rising To The Challenge for the Early Years” – a series of webinars and optional ZOOM groups tailored to the needs of families with younger autistic children.
More information on advice and training can be found on their website:
WEEKLY Zoom Advice slots
Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
For those who would like some face-to-face advice AWM are offering this virtually via video appointments. Zoom works well on mobile phones. To book a 45 min advice appointment with a specialist autism advisor please book via our shop. The Zoom link will be emailed the week before your slot so please check your inbox, including junk/spam to get your link.
Virtual Support Group for Parents Wednesday Mornings 10am-11am and Wednesday Evenings 8pm-9pm – 1st and 3rd Weds of each month (term time)AWM online support groups meet twice a month via Zoom. This is an opportunity to talk with other parents, share ideas, and offer support. They recommend that you have attended an online advice appointment with a member of the team before joining group sessions (link above). If you would like to join either of the support groups, please email the team here
Monthly on a Thursday 7pm-8pmThis is an opportunity for dads to meet online, share ideas, celebrate their children’s achievements and offer support to each other with a member of Autism West Midlands present. Click for more information and booking details
Advice and support
AWM also offers advice and support over the phone and via email. Parents/carers and professionals can contact their small team directly to arrange an appointment please call:
Shropshire office 01952 454156
Mon, Wed, Fri Wendy Cowton 07900784186
Weds, Thu, Fri Emma Hegenbarth 07881109480
Tue, Wed, Thu Dawn Lewis 07706309382
Helpline 0121 450 7575
Sign up for the AWM updates
If you would like to be added to the AWM professionals mailing list, please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie Waller Trust
The Charlie Waller Trust has a series of live webinars for parents, carers and practitioners. The webinars explore strategies for maintaining positive mental health, both for children, young people and for their parents/carers - paying attention to everyone’s own well-being and so we can all carry on supporting those around us. They are all presented by mental health trainers, speakers and guest speakers who come from a wide range of professions, including education, psychology, social work, youth work, public health, psychotherapy and nursing. Each webinar will be delivered twice across the month and is approximately 90 minutes in length. For further information please click here.