Meadow View JMI School

Meadow View JMI School

Dream, Believe, Achieve

Visit our website for information about Meadow View JMI

Frampton Way, Great Barr, Birmingham B43 7UJ

postbox@meadow-view.walsall.sch.uk

0121 366 6182

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

At Meadow View JMI we are proud of being an inclusive school which focuses on the well-being and progress of every child. We have high expectations of all our children, including those with Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND).


To ensure our children achieve their full potential, and are equipped with the life-skills needed in the next step of their journey, we engage a range of strategies to issue challenge at an appropriate level, and provide support to overcome barriers to learning. We understand the importance of making reasonable adjustments and personalisation of provision and building a picture based on the whole child. Putting the child at the heart of everything we do we encourage all learners to Dream big, Believe in themselves and Achieve their goals.


We are constantly striving to build a strong culture of school, family, community and services working together.

At Meadow View we encourage our children to Dream big, Believe in themselves and Achieve their goals. Through providing a diverse enriched curriculum, children strive to be the best they can be, creating a community that nurtures kindness and compassion. Building their knowledge and experiences of the world, children leave Meadow View prepared for the challenges of the future. We celebrate our differences for we are all unique, however, together we are a masterpiece.

What do our parents think?

“I am totally happy with the SEN process at school and feel I have been kept in the loop at all times.”

“Keep up the good work! I feel we have a great parent/ teacher relationship and work together as a team to help ***’s needs. Thank you!”

“With the support from SENCO, class teacher and LSA I feel we have all worked together to help my child through his selective mutism and his growing confidence in talking at school. Thank you for your support, guidance and understanding around my child’s needs.”

"Thank you for all your time, care and effort into helping *** and making her excel and enjoy school. I’m eternally grateful.”

SEND enquiry

Please complete the form for enquiries related to pupils with SEND issues.

Please have a look at our SEND Information report for more guidance on how we support our children with SEND.

Please see our pathway to support children with Specific Difficulties in Literacy.

Meet the team!

Mrs D. Wedge – SENCO

My name is Mrs Wedge, and I have been a SENCO for over 10 years. I am passionate about supporting children with Special Educational Needs and ensuring that they receive high quality education, regardless of their need. 

I am available Wednesday - Friday, either by telephone on 0121 366 6182, or by email send@meadow-view.walsall.sch.uk

In my spare time, I enjoy photography, walking and playing Pokémon!

 

Mrs L. Cham - Learning Support Assistant

My name is Mrs Cham and I have been supporting children with Special Educational Needs for over 10 years. 

I strive to ensure children make progress whilst considering their emotional needs and individual interests. 

In my free time I love to go camping, cycling and swimming with my family. 

Mrs V. Jones - Learning Support Assistant

My name is Mrs Jones; I have been a learning support assistant at Meadow View JMI for 6 years, working with our wonderful children with SEND.

My passion is to bring out the best in every child I work with and help them find their “superpower”. I encourage the children to have fun while they learn, and I am partial to a funny joke or two!

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and my beautiful French Bulldog Simba, who is very spoilt and a bit of a handful!

Miss C. Murphy - Learning Support Assistant

My name is Miss Murphy, I am a Learning Support Assistant, supporting children with Special Educational Needs.

My role is very rewarding; I ensure that all children get all the support they need to thrive and achieve their full potential, whatever their needs.

I enjoy all kinds of sport, spending time with my family, and love animals.

Our Sensory Room

At Meadow View JMI School, we recognise that some of our children may need support with their physical and sensory needs, as well as emotional regulation.

We are lucky to have our fabulous sensory room, which provides children with a space to complete activities to support their Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.

We asked our fabulous children what they thought of the sensory space:

"I like the cushions because then I can show everybody my feelings." - Year 2 pupil

"I like the Inside Out pictures because if I'm upset I can look at them. I like going in the tent and the bean bags." - Year 5 pupil

"I like the lights, because they make me feel calm. I like the blue ones." - Year 6 pupil

Mrs C. Plant – Learning Mentor

My name is Mrs Plant, and I have been a Learning Mentor at Meadow View for six years and previously spent eight years at a school in Birmingham. I am passionate about breaking down barriers and building confidence in children so that they can go and achieve their goals.

I am available every day, either by telephone on 0121 366 6182, or by email postbox@meadow-view.walsall.sch.uk

I am a keen Aston Villa supporter and enjoy spending time with my family.

Mrs R. Jones - Learning Support Assistant

My name is Mrs Jones and I have been a Learning Support Assistant at Meadow View for four years.

I enjoy working alongside the children and offering one-to-one support.

I spend my spare time with my family and close friends, making lots of new memories.

 

Mrs K. Morris - Learning Support Assistant

My name is Mrs Morris, and I have been a Learning Support Assistant, working with children with Special Educational Needs, at Meadow View for 20 years. 

I am passionate about ensuring all children have access to high quality education and supporting them on their journey through school life. 

I enjoy being outdoors, walking with my dog and spending time with my family.

 

Miss H. Swift - Learning Support Assistant

 

My name is Miss Swift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Meadow View JMI we offer a variety of groups to support our children's Social, Emotional and Mental Health development. Please see below for some information on what we do.

Lego Therapy

Lego Therapy is a social group that develops positive interaction, social competence and problem solving skills. The group of three children each have a role; engineer (picture of a completed Lego design), supplier (the box of Lego pieces) and a builder (to listen and create the Lego design using questioning skills.) They all have a vital part to play in working together to design the final masterpiece.

Please see an update from the  Walsall Educational Psychology service here (November 2021)

Friends Groups

The Fun Friends (aged 5-8) and Friends for Life Programmes (aged 8-11) support children to deal with anxieties and build confidence. The eight week programme builds on identifying unhelpful thoughts (red) and challenging these to promote helpful thoughts (green) by recognising body cues, practising relaxation techniques and developing coping plans. There are fun activities including milkshake breathing and pizza massage.

Please see below some resources to support children with Autism.

Outdoor Learning Group

Our Outdoor Learning groups focus on promoting turn taking, team work and listening skills whilst the children participate in creative, practical activities. Sharing the successes of the group provides a fantastic opportunity to develop communication and raise self-esteem.

Walsall Local Offer

Please click the link below to see Walsall's SEND Local Offer:

https://go.walsall.gov.uk/the-send-local-offer/

 

Walsall SENDIASS support for parents

SENDIASS (SEND Information, Advice & Support Service)  are part of Walsall Council and are able to provide free, impartial, confidential advice and support about education, health and social care to children, young people and their parents on matters relating to special educational needs and disability.

Ordinarily they are based at the Education Development Centre in Pelsall but are currently available by email and telephone from home.

If you feel you need advice or support please contact:

 Aileen Overton -  Aileen.Overton@walsall.gov.uk
Mobile: 07827 311786

John Bird -   John.Bird@walsall.gov.uk  
Mobile 07384821795

 

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