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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

We have a strong and well-developed SEND provision that supports children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities (SEND). The dedicated team work with staff and children in classrooms to help them achieve their very best, as well as providing a package of support in and outside of the classroom to meet the needs of each child.

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D Washington 
Assistant Principal and TSLT Director of Inclusion and Trust SENCO


C Vaughn
Early Years SENCO


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H Harrison
Assistant SENCO



Parental SEND Referral Form

If you feel you are concerned about your child's progress or you feel they may have a learning difficulty or disability, please complete the SEND referral form and email to the address on the top of the form. The SENCO or Assistant SENCO will be in touch to discuss how they can support your child.

TRPA Parental SEND Referral Form 2022.docx

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Our SEND Policy

Our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) policy has been written with regard to the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice: 0-25 years (June 2014) and the Equalities Act (2010).

Pupils will be identified through on-going assessments by the child or young person’s teachers, and brought to the attention of the SENCO if they are making less than expected progress, in spite of high quality, differentiated classroom teaching targeted at the child or young person’s area of weakness.

To find out more about how we are implementing our SEND Policy please use the link below.

TRPA SEND Policy 2022 FINAL.pdf

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TRPA SEND Information Report 2022 FINAL

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Local Offer

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations (June 2014, part 4) places a requirements on local authorities and schools to publish and keep under review information about the services they expect to be available for children and young people with Special educational Needs (SEN) and/or who are disabled, including those who do not have Education Health and Care (EHC) plans. This is referred to as the “Local Offer”.

The intention of the Local Offer is to provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it, improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents, families and professionals in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.

Central Bedfordshire Council Local Offer

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If you reside in one of the following areas: Caddington, Hyde and Slip End (Luton South) or All Saints, Chiltern, Dunstable Central, Eaton Bray, Grovebury, Heath and Reach, Houghton Hall, Icknield, Kensworth and Totternhoe, Linslade, Manshead, Northfields, Parkside, Planets, Plantation, Southcott, Stanbridge, Tithe Farm, Watling (South West Bedfordshire).

Click here to view the Central Bedfordshire Council's Local Offer for children and young people with disabilities and special needs.

Accessibility Plan

Schools are required to under the Equality Act 2010, to have an accessibility plan. The purpose of the plan is to:

  • Increase the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the curriculum
  • Improve the physical environment of the school to enable disabled pupils to take better advantage of education, benefits, facilities and services provided
  • Improve the availability of accessible information to disabled pupils

Our school aims to treat all pupils fairly and with respect. This involves providing access and opportunities for all pupils without discrimination of any kind. 

TRPA Accessibility Plan 2021.pdf

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SEND Inclusion Award

The shared Learning Trust has teamed up with Award Place for the SEND Inclusion Award.

The SEND Inclusion Award offers mainstream schools the opportunity to gain accreditation for high-quality provision and outcomes for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Schools are required to reflect on and improve their provision in line with a series of objectives that fulfil both Ofsted criteria and the SEND Code of Practice. Specifically, the award focuses on ‘outcomes’ for pupils and how schools can demonstrate the impact of their SEND provision. The award leads schools through a process of self-evaluation, action planning and evidence collection before final verification and accreditation.

The award will help schools develop high-quality SEND provision throughout the school by:

  • promoting awareness of SEND issues and inclusion for all staff, parents, pupils and governors
  • evaluating and improving classroom practice and interventions
  • focusing on pupil outcomes.