Special Educational Needs

Miss Christine Dunne is the SENDCo and she can be contacted via the School Office on 01767 260034

SEND Information Report

Our school is an inclusive school where every child matters; we aim to address children’s needs and support their development in the most appropriate way possible and celebrate effort as much as achievement. Our school’s SEND policy is available on the school website, detailing our philosophy in relation to SEND.

Admission arrangements for children with SEND are in line with Central Bedfordshire Council’s guidelines (see School’s Admissions Policy).

Funding received by the school is targeted to provide support for identified students, according to need.  Support may include 1:1 additional adult support where the most complex needs are present; however, in most cases students are supported within groups, with the aim of encouraging pupil’s  levels of independence and self-reliance.


In line with the Equality Act 2010, the school has been adapted so that all children can access the curriculum effectively. Up to date advice from outside agencies is acted upon to ensure best practice for our children. The site management staff ensure that all children, especially those with a physical or medical disability can access all areas. Ramps and fob enabled electric doors are in place across the Federation, and classrooms best placed for pupils with hearing impairment and effective use of equipment have been identified. Disabled parking is also available on site.

Medical Needs 

Arrangements are in place to support pupils with medical conditions at the school. Children with a medical condition or diagnosis are placed on the school’s medical register and, where needed, working together with Local Authorities, Health Professionals and other support services, an individual care plan is created, agreed by all involved and disseminated to all staff who work with the child.

Staff who work with children with specific medical needs are fully trained by outside agencies to ensure they have the skills to meet the needs of the child they support.

It is worth noting that a medical diagnosis or a disability does not necessarily imply SEND. Therefore, only children whose medical condition or disability that is having an impact on their learning may meet the criteria set out in the ‘Graduated Approach’ for being placed on the SEND register.

Support with sight and hearing loss

Central Bedfordshire work in partnership with a specialist team at Bedford Borough Council, which supports Central Bedfordshire residents with visual and hearing impairments. For more information please visit https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/20/adults_with_a_disability/300/sight_and_hearing_loss


The learning objective is the same for all children but the teaching, delivery and resources are differentiated to meet the learning styles of the child. This can happen in a number of ways:

  • ​​​​Pre-teaching of vocabulary before the lesson
  • Visual aids for children with SEND
  • Teaching tailored to the learning needs of the children
  • Selected seating to maximise learning
  • Task planners used to break instruction and work into manageable chunks
  • Use of a tablet or laptop as an alternative to writing
  • Differentiated tasks and questioning
  • Over learning to ensure understating is embedded
  • Use of SEND resources to support learning needs
  • Small group work or 1:1 work
  • Support from Teaching Assistant in the classroom

Teachers and Teaching Assistants are responsible for ensuring that all children can access the learning yet promote independence.

SEND Information Report – 2021-2022



The Central Bedfordshire Local Offer can be found here: https://Localoffer.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

We are committed to working towards the British Dyslexia Association Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark.

Dyslexia Friendly Policy 2021

dyslexia handbook

Understanding Working Memory – A Classroom Guide

We enjoyed celebrating Dyslexia Week in school too.

What-is-dyslexia-Dyslexia-Week-2021-teaching-powerpoint (1)



A number of interventions take place daily across the school. To find out more please read our Intervention Policy.

Intervention Policy – 2021

Lego therapy fact sheet

Lego therapy fact sheet 1

Colourful Semantics

Interventions powerpoint


Potton Federation Accessibility Plan – 2021-23