Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

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Wixams Tree Primary Academy and Pre-School Local Offer

The Bedford SENDIASS (formerly Bedford SEND Advice) provide a free, impartial and confidential service to parents and carers of children who have special educational needs and or a disability (SEND). We also offer support to young people with SEN or a disability to help them access the best possible education. Bedford SENDIASS Service aims to encourage partnership between parents, carers and young people with those responsible for their education and training.

01234 267267 lines are open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday during term time


The Governors and staff work hard to ensure that children with SEND have access to a fully inclusive curriculum and can take part in everyday activities. The Academy operates within the guidelines contained within the revised Code of Practice that came into effect in September 2014.

We will always consult parents if we feel that a child needs special support with learning and parents are encouraged to voice any concerns they may have with their class teacher or the Head. Children will also be encouraged and helped to express their views and all staff work towards supporting these children effectively and boosting their self-esteem.

All children entering Academy will be assessed and this highlights any possible developmental areas, which may benefit from very early identification and intervention. The support which children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) receive may be given in class, as an individual or as a small group member out of the classroom.

Download our SEND Policy and Information Report

For further information please contact our SENDCo, Mrs Kelly Pestell, on 01234 608960 or by email kpestell@wixamstreeprimary.co.uk

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