Here at KESH Academy, we believe that every child has the ability to achieve.

  • Special Educational Needs students are entitled to respect and understanding from their peers and their teacher.
  • Special Educational Needs students have the opportunity to experience a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • Special Educational Needs students have their individual needs addressed as far as is practicable within the Academy.
  • The stated aims of the Academy apply equally to all students regardless of their educational needs.
  • It is the belief of the Learning Support Department that all students possess skills and abilities which can be developed to a maximum while they are in attendance.
  • Expectations of students with Special Educational Needs are high; staff encourage students to do work to the best of their ability.
  • Support staff work closely with the classroom teacher to support SEN students. Where appropriate additional support is given to improve the reading, writing and mathematical skills of students.
  • The views of parents are always welcome. Parents are encouraged to attend review meetings and to contribute to student profiles identifying strategies in place to support students' learning.

All Birmingham schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. For further information about the Birmingham ‘local offer’ for children with Special Educational Needs or disability (SEND) you can visit the link below.

Local Offer Birmingham SEND Advice and Information.

The SENDCO at King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy is Mrs Lucy Jensen. If you have any queries regarding SEND, please get in touch with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 0121 647 2471.

The SEND policy and SEND information report can be found here.



King Edward VI Academy Trust Birmingham is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Registered number 10654935. Registered office: Foundation Office, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2UD. Tel: 0121 472 1147.

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