Maulden Lower School's motto and vision is ‘Towards a better life’. It is our aim that ALL children at our school become independent learners with self-belief and abiding respect for others, with a lifelong love for learning and strong grounding for future happiness and success.
We are committed to delivering an exciting, challenging curriculum made accessible to all in a supportive and inclusive environment and believe that early identification and support of any special educational needs is an essential component of that effective provision.
Key Personnel for Special Educational Needs & Disabilities at Maulden Lower School
SEND Coordinator: Mrs Joanne Keane EYFS Leader & SEND Coordinator for EYFS: Mrs Claire Lynch
SEND Governor: Mr Thomas Rowell
Pupil Premium Champion: Mrs Kathy Dwyer Pastoral Leader: Mrs Sarah Hillson
Important documents relating to Maulden Lower School's SEND Policy and Provision:
Maulden Lower School Provision for children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
At Maulden Lower School, we believe that parent and pupil partnership is key to supporting a child's needs and this is particularly true where children may have special educational needs and disabilities. In the first instance, any concerns regarding your child's learning will be discussed with the class teacher, who will work with the support of the school SENDCo to identify ways to meet those needs including possible adaptations to their learning. Individual targets will be set with appropriate provision and adaptations provided in order to meet these targets, all of which will be regularly assessed and reviewed with staff, parents and pupils in accordance with the SEND Code of Practice's Assess, Plan, Do, Review approach.
The following documents show how provision is mapped at class and whole school level:
Maulden Lower School SEND Bulletins
April issue - Coming soon!
Maulden Lower School SEND Coffee Mornings
Check here for details of the next SEND Coffee Morning hosted by Mrs Keane in our school hall.
In the meantime, please see details below of the presentation for our April Coffee Morning which outlines details of how Special Educational Needs are identified at Maulden Lower School, looking further at the guidance provided by the Local Authority, how stages of support are identified, as well as other information contained within the Central Bedfordshire Local Offer for pupils with SEND.
SEND Coffee Morning Presentation - To follow!
The Central Bedfordshire Local Offer for families of children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
Central Bedfordshire have created a central hub which details what support and services are available for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) within the Local Authority. The information include how to access services and organisations for Children and Young People with SEND from birth to 25 years.
The following DfE document outlines what you should expect to find within a 'Local Offer'.
Key Government Documents Relating to Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
Speech & Language Therapy Services (SaLT)
The Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Service works across the whole county of Bedfordshire and Luton providing help in both the community (health centres, schools & pre-schools) as well as in hospital settings. They treat children up to the age of 16 years (up to 19 years in special education), who have a difficulty with communication or swallowing.
This brand new website offers expert advice and support for families of children with speech and language difficulties in Luton and Bedfordshire. Service is provided in a number of ways, depending on need. This may be for example: individual or group treatment, parent/carer workshops and drop in clinics. Please speak to your child's class teacher to discuss any concerns, as well as referring to the information on this website:
April Update: Please note that all training classes and pre-school age drop-in clinics have been suspended until further notice. Further details and future dates will be added here once they become available.
Autism Bedfordshire is a voluntary organisation in the county that is specialised in supporting autistic adults and children. They offer practical advice, information and emotional support to families so that they will be better equipped to cope with and care for their autistic children and any other siblings. They offer training sessions, short breaks and respite, as well as helpful advice to families of children with Autistic Spectrum Condition.
Training events and courses relating to ASC scheduled for Summer 2020
Outside-iN is dedicated to supporting, advising and training families of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and associated conditions.
Find out more at : https://outsidein-solutions.com
Other Useful Links for families of children with SEND
Social, Emotional, Mental Health & Wellbeing Links
SNAP is a pro-active group of Central Bedfordshire parents who all have children or young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) between the ages of 0-25 years. SNAP PCF works with education, health, children and adult social care as well as other organisations to help influence and improve local services that are provided for our children and young people, to ensure that they meet the needs of all disabled children and their families in the county. To join SNAP or find out more information, click on the logo above.
The Central Bedfordshire Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice & Support Service is a statutory service, which offers a free confidential support service for families of children with special educational needs.
Contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for families seeking information and advice on Special Educational Needs and Disability .
Carers in Bedfordshire is a not-for-profit registered charity providing support for carers of family members and friends throughout Bedfordshire, including young carers. For further details, see their informative website at:
Helpful Documents for families of children with SEND