Physical Difficulties Support Service

We are a team of specialist teachers that provide support and advice around children and young people with physical difficulties. 

Advisory teachers for physical difficulties.

About us

We are a team of specialist teachers that provide support and advice to families of children and young people, from early years to 16 years with physical difficulties who are in a mainstream school or setting. 

How we can help

  • advice on children accessing the curriculum and adapting the educational environment,

  • recommend and advise on resources and equipment which will support children and help them to progress,

  • liaise with health professionals to ensure schools have the knowledge and training to keep children and young people safe,

  • ensure your child’s voice is heard and reflected in their provision and outcomes. 

Forms of contact

  • Telephone 

  • Email 

  • In writing 

  • Home visits

  • Providing support at meetings

  • Meeting at family forums and drop-ins

How to access the service

  • talk to the headteacher or Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) at your child’s school or setting, or

  • contact Cathy Spruce at Cathy.Spruce@birmingham.gov.uk