Mrs Ruth Preece
All Bedfordshire Local Authority (LA) maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.
All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.
The four broad ‘areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.
What is the Local Offer?
The LA Local Offer
• The Children and Families Bill came into force in September 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.
• The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents to help them gain an understanding of the range of services and provision in the local area.
Click here to view Bedford Borough Council's Local Offer
The School SEN Information Report
This utilizes the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEN pupils as determined by school policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet.
Your Child has Special Educational Needs. What can we at Great Denham Primary School offer you?
At Great Denham we believe that the individual needs of all students should be recognized and that these needs may cover a wide spectrum and vary according to the subject being studied and/or a particular moment of time in a student’s life. We are passionately committed to maximising the potential and expanding the horizons of all our students whatever their ability or personal circumstance. This means providing students with personalised learning programmes from the gifted and talented through to those with other specific learning requirements.