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Access to Education consists of three specialist services: Communication & Autism Team (CAT),  Pupil and School Support (PSS) and Sensory Support (SS), who work in an integrated way to ensure schools and settings receive the support they require for children and young people with additional educational needs in their setting.  We also work in partnership with other Birmingham City Council services including Early Support Service (ESS), the Educational Psychology Service (EPS), the Physical Disability Support Service (PDSS), the Looked After Children’s Education Services (LACES) and Special Educational Needs Assessment Review team (SENAR). Click here to visit the Birmingham Local Offer for more information about specialist services working in Birmingham.

In additon to our core offer to Birmingham schools, Access to Education offers a comprehensive and unique range of traded services to all settings, including training and courses across all of the specialisms. These traded services offer support for children & young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and the professionals working with them.

Parents and Carers

If you are a parent or carer of a child or young person with Special Educational Needs or a Disability in Birmingham, please visit the Birmingham Local Offer website for more information about SEND assessment, support and provision. Click here to go to Birmingham the Local Offer.

Our Mission

Our mission within Access to Education is to work in homes and educational settings, putting children and young people and families at the centre of everything we do.  Our holistic approach enables participation, engagement, inclusion and equality of access.  Our highly skilled practitioners are at the forefront of knowledge and new thinking around all aspects of Special Educational Needs and Disability.  So if you require any further information about our services, do contact us.  We can help you to make a difference!

Bespoke Packages

Access to Education provides a wide range of bespoke packages to schools and settings based on your specific requirements. Packages can be arranged for individual schools and settings or within a cluster or consortia of schools.

To discuss your individual requirements for a bespoke package, please contact us either through one of the A2E staff visiting your school or by telephoning one of our area bases.

GDPR Statement

Please see the letter below relating to the status of Birmingham City Council's compliance with the General Data Regulation (GDPR). The Chief Information Officer, Peter Bishop, has compiled this summary letter setting out Birmingham City Council’s approach to the GDPR. Further information on this along with our Privacy Notice (from 25 May) can be found at


Strategic SENCo Conference Booking Now!

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1 Day Conference
Wednesday 22nd October 2019 9:00 - 4:30 at MAC Birmingham 
£150 for first delegate
£50 all additional delegates from same setting
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0121 303 1792 - Thornbury Centre

0121 303 1793 - Vauxhall Gardens

0121 303 8288 - Oakhill Centre 


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