Widney Junior School

Widney Junior School
Inspiring a community

Special Educational Needs


“Inspiring a community where learning is irresistible, everyone is valued and success is limitless.”

Widney Junior School is an inclusive school and we are committed to offering a broad and balanced curriculum to ensure the best possible outcomes for all of our children. All children are recognised as individuals who have strengths that can be nurtured and areas of difficulty that can be supported. We believe first and foremost in quality first teaching, however, we understand that some children may need further additional support in order to achieve their potential. At Widney, all teachers are teachers of SEND.

Related documents and information:

SEND Policy 2023-24

SEND Information Report

SEN Classroom Friendly Checklists

ADHD friendly checklist

ASD friendly checklist

Dyslexia friendly checklist

SEMH friendly checklist

Dyspraxia friendly checklist

Speech, language and communication friendly checklist

Subject Specific SEND guidance

How to support SEND pupils in Art

How to support SEND pupils in Computing

How to support SEND pupils in D&T

How to support SEND pupils in English

How to support SEND pupils in Geography

How to support SEND pupils in History

How to support SEND pupils in Maths

How to support SEND pupils in Music

How to support SEND pupils in PE

How to support SEND pupils in PSHE

How to support SEND pupils in RE

How to support SEND pupils in Science

SEND Support Information

Please find below links to a wealth of information around supporting children with additional needs. Everyone has their own strengths and areas of development, and it is not uncommon for some children to require support across more than one area of need. These SEND strategies will be beneficial to many children, whether or not they have a diagnosis. 

1. The four areas of need

2. Useful websites for the four areas of need

3. SEND support booklet for parents

4. Quality first teaching strategies booklet

5. Quality first teaching strategies videos

 SEND Support Resources

2.1 Editable visual timetable

2.2. Task board

2.3 Now, next, then card

2.4 Emotion check in thermometer

2.5 Time for movement break cards

2.6 Reward time choice board

2.7 Positive praise cards

2.8 School equipment reminder

2.9 I am feeling emotion scale

3.0 Today, I feel... lego man

3.1 Sensory information sheet

Community and Family Mentor

1. Solar

CEPS family support flyer

Solihull parenting team flyer parenting support team

Solihull we are thinking of you back to school transition guide

2. Solihull Approach

Free online parent courses

Solihull parenting team flyer parenting support team

Understanding children's behaviour

3. Emotionally based School Avoidance

What is PDA?

What is autism?

4. Useful Websites for Parents

5. Solihull All Age Autism Service

Autism Services for All

All Age Autism Newsletter

Autism Services for All poster

How is the All Age Autism Support Service supporting Solihull?


 Other resources

 Bereavement support

Resources to support at home

5 day mindfulness challenge

5 day planner

15 ways to good mental health

Do you have an anxious child?

Mr Happy to Mad chart

Lego 30 day challenge

My routine sheet

Non screen activities

Now and next

Our house rules social story

PECS day routine

PECS morning routine

Sleep toolkit

Printable schedule

Script for parents

Strategies menu for anger


Contact information

For all queries relating to SEND,

Mrs J.Sutton – SENCO
Tel: 0121 705 8516
Email:  office@widney.solihull.sch.uk

Mr Richard Morgan – Vice Chair & SEND Governor

Please click below for Solihull Additional Needs Strategy:

Additional Needs Strategy (solihull.gov.uk)

Please click below for Solihull’s local offer: