Bedford Borough Local Offer
The online ‘SEN and Disability Guide’ is a joint venture between Bedford Borough Council, Bedfordshire CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) and Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum.
The user friendly website gives details of Bedford’s Local Offer and provides advice and guidance on a range of topics such as personal budgets, eligibility criteria for services, leisure facilities, leaving school, and it also displays information on health and education services within Bedford Borough.
Stakeholders who have provided information for the site are now working together to boost awareness of the new guide and to maximise its potential.
To view the website, visit https://sendguide.bedford.gov.uk
Like all children, every single child with Special Educational Needs is unique. At Goldington Green Academy, we make sure that we get to know our pupils really well, and work closely with their families to plan the very best support to help each pupil thrive in our school. We have experience of supporting children with a wide range of needs: Autism, communication and language difficulties, cognitive needs, specific difficulties such as dyslexia and visual or hearing impairments.
We also support pupils with difficulties such as ADHD or social, emotional and mental health needs. Our staff are well trained and skilled in using many support strategies and delivering programmes written by specialists such as the speech and language therapists.
We have an Inclusion Team who support children, including those with SEND, to ensure that their well being needs are met. This may be through group work or individual sessions.
We work closely with a range of specialists to make sure that the support is the very best it can be. We believe that all pupils can make good progress and be happy, if they are given the right support in the right environment
Our school has an Autism Provision
To get a place in this 12 place specialist provision, pupils must have an Education, Health and Care plan with Autism as a main need. We don’t allocate places, these are managed by the Bedford Borough SEND team and can be considered as part of your child’s annual review.
To secure a place, the request must be endorsed by one of the Bedford Borough Autism Advisory Teachers.
For more information, please contact the school SENCO, Liz Turner, email@example.com or the Bedford Borough SEND team.
Inclusion at Goldington Green Academy
All Cats have Asperger Syndrome
By Kathy Hoopman
This book talks about some of the traits that a child with Aperger’s may have. Uses photographs of cats to illustrate the concepts.
Different Like Me
By Jennifer Elder
This book explores a range of inspirational individuals who have achieved highly in their field. Many famous names feature, all of whom have Autistic spectrum conditions.
I am utterly unique
By Elaine Marie Larson
A bright and colourful book aimed at younger children which celebrates the great things about children with Aspergers.
My Brother is different
By Louise Gorrod
A simply presented, child friendly book designed to explain Autistic spectrum conditions to a child’s siblings.
Everybody is Different
By Fiona Bleach
A guide for older KS2 + children to help siblings understand their brother or sister with Autism.
The Blue Bottle Mystery
By Kathy Hoopman
This is an adventure story presented in short chapters which is presented from the viewpoint of a child with Asperger’s.
Special Education Needs Policy
If your child has special educational needs it is sometimes difficult to know who to ask for support.
Please contact SENDco on 01234 326335
Please note these are external links and we are not liable for their content
This section has some helpful websites to look at for ideas and tips. If you have any worries or questions please do speak to your child’s class teacher , Inclusion Manager, Educational Needs Co-ordinator.
Click below for information about the new Special Needs Legislation September 2014
- Click here for some information about Early Support and Useful parent resources.
- Advice for parents with children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions
- Advice for parents with children who have ADHD
- Advice for parents with children who have coeliac disease
- Advice for parents of children who have epilepsy
- Advice for parents of children who have dyslexia
- Advice for parents of children who have speech and language needs
- Local impartial parental support for families of children with special educational needs
- Advice and support parents with young children under stress
- Disclaimer: The advice given on the websites is for information only and may not reflect the views of other professionals including the school. Please see medical professionals for further guidance specific to your individual child.