Special Education Needs
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
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 Miss Rachel Clay, SENDco
on 01234 326335
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At Goldington Green we are recognised as an Inclusive school where all children are included and supported, ensuring that their individual needs are met.
We have been awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark in recognition of this.
Download: SEND Inclusion Policy & Appendix 2017
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 ; Miss Clay, Inclusion Manager or Mrs Turner, Special 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.