SEND College information

This is a detailed list of Colleges in the Birmingham area and how they are currently operating, contact details and how they are taking applications during the current period of social distancing. Our guide will be kept up-to-date as and when things change.

 

Argent and Glasshouse Colleges (Ruskin Mill Trust)

Contact Details

Central Admissions Contact Number: 0330 055 2653 Central Admissions Email: Admissions@rmt.org Admissions Web page: https://www.rmt.org/admissions/ Website www.rmt.org

Current Status

Closed

Application and Assessment Process

The process for receiving EHCP’s, referrals and consultations remains the same. All students must complete a college application form online or request one by post. SENAR’s preference form (Birmingham students only) will also need completing. In terms of assessments, they can offer Skype/VC facilities at this time, although they accept this is not ideal, the option is there. Alternatively, they are happy to schedule them in for a later date.

Open Days

Initial site visits will be postponed until the end of April approximately. This will be reviewed.

Additional Information

Are expecting to get a list from SENAR (Birmingham LA) of September 2020 starters by the end of March 2020

Heart of Birmingham Vocational College

Contact Details

In the interim Deslyn Paul will take calls from schools and parents between 9:00 and 3:00 on 0121-809 0666. Usual contact details Heart of Birmingham Vocational College 328 Bromford Lane Birmingham. B8 2SD 0121 809 0666 Website www.hbvc.ac.uk/

Current Status

Closed – will be reassessing the situation after Easter.

Application and Assessment Process

All students must complete a college application form and SENAR’s preference form (Birmingham students only). The college is still accepting applications.

Open Days

No more planned But visits and assessments can be arranged when the college re-opens. This will be reassessed after Easter.

Additional Information

Full list of offers to be sent by SENAR.

The Hive College (Wilson Stuart)

Contact Details

Kim Everton – College Principal. Email k.everton@wilsonstuart.co.uk www.wsucbpt.co.uk

Current Status

Closed

Application and Assessment Process

Contact Kim Everton who is able to answer any queries from parents and can consider any more applications.  

All students must also complete a college application form and SENAR’s preference form (Birmingham students only).

Open Days

None arranged but contact the college regarding visits and assessment when it reopens or send an email.

Additional Information

The college have been in touch with most of their new allocations for September to confirm places and have said the college will follow up as soon as possible after the Easter

Heart of Birmingham Vocational College

Contact Details

In the interim Deslyn Paul will take calls from schools and parents between 9:00 and 3:00 on 0121-809 0666. Usual contact details Heart of Birmingham Vocational College 328 Bromford Lane Birmingham. B8 2SD 0121 809 0666 Website www.hbvc.ac.uk/

Current Status

Closed – will be reassessing the situation after Easter.

Application and Assessment Process

All students must complete a college application form and SENAR’s preference form (Birmingham students only). The college is still accepting applications.

Open Days

No more planned But visits and assessments can be arranged when the college re-opens. This will be reassessed after Easter.

Additional Information

Full list of offers to be sent by SENAR.

Queen Alexandra College (QAC)

Contact Details

Admissions team Email admissions@qac.ac.uk Website www.qac.ac.uk

Current Status

Closed

Application and Assessment Process

All students must complete a college application form online or request one by post. SENAR’s preference form (Birmingham students only) should also be completed. At the moment initial assessments are on hold and they won’t be able to respond to any SENAR referrals, probably until week commencing 6 April.

Open Days

Open days on hold and will be reviewed after Easter.

Additional Information

Some places have been confirmed. Full list to be supplied by SENAR

SENAR (no current updates).

September 2020 starters

Preference forms* would have been returned to Birmingham City Council during the autumn term of 2019 (this year’s leavers) and college applications* should have already been made.

Week beginning 24 February 2020

· A notice of amendment and a letter of intent will be sent identifying any proposed amendments to the EHC Plan and the intended Post 16 setting to be named in Section I of the EHC Plan. You will have 15 days to make written representations to the proposals

On 31 March 2020

· Final or amended final EHC Plan will be issued to name the young person’s allocated Post 16 provision for September 2020. A SENAR principal officer’s name will be included on the letter sent with the plan.

September 2021 starters

Preference forms* usually come into schools during the summer term. These are for students in their penultimate year e.g. year 10, 12 or 13.

· The Preference Form is to notify SENAR of which school/college to consult with to ensure that settings can meet the students need. They may also consult with other local colleges.

· Colleges also require an application form following their usually process.

https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50034/birminghams_local_offer_send/1964/transition_to_post_16_placement

SENDIASS

The Birmingham Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) offers impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities.

The service is impartial, confidential, and free. If you’re a parent or young person being assessed, the service can:

· Help you to understand the referral process

· Act as a named contact throughout the process

· Help you to communicate with everyone involved in the assessment process

· Provide information about personal budgets

· Put you in touch with other people who can help, if necessary Currently available via email SENDIASS@birmingham.gov.uk