Goldington Green Academy

SEND

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

Autism Books

All Cats have Asperger Syndrome  By Kathy Hoopman

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special Education Needs

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: rclay@goldingtongreenacademy.co.uk

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


External links

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


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