Robert Peel Primary School

Special, Educational Needs & Disabilities

Robert Peel prides itself on its ability to offer and successfully deliver a full curriculum that is inclusive to all children, irrespective of need. The Special Education Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDco) works closely with all of the teaching staff and support staff and as a result, is able to support children with a wide range of academic, physical and social needs.

This may be in the form of classroom based provision and support or specific withdrawn intervention. The school maintains very close working relationships with children, staff, parents and other agencies. Indeed, partnership with parents is of the utmost importance. We encourage parents to discuss progress regularly with class teachers and the school's SEND Manager Mrs N Taylor or SENDCo Mr M James. The school's SEND Link Governor is Mr C Robson.

Identification of Special Education Needs and Disabilities
Staff will seek to identify the needs of SEND as early as possible through gathering information from parents, education, health and care services and EYFS (Early Years Foundation Settings) prior to the child’s entry into school. As children move through the school their progress is carefully monitored and any child who fails to make progress or a teacher suspects a child may have special education needs, interventions will be implemented, consultation with SENDco, targets set and monitored. After evaluation, any child who is failing to narrow the gap between them and their peers through provision will be considered for a SEND Support plan.


Parents/Carers will be consulted throughout the process and involved in the setting, achieving and evaluation of targets through a plan do review process. Pupils will be at the centre of the process and will help formulate the targets, supported by parents/carers and teachers.

Robert Peel has a responsibility to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils. This statutory inclusion statement sets out three principles for developing an inclusive curriculum which provides all pupils with relevant and challenging learning.

Schools must:

  • Set suitable learning challenges
  • Respond to pupils’ diverse learning needs
  • Overcome potential barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of pupils

Central Beds Local Offer

Central Beds Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families information about what support services the local authority think will be available in their local area.

On this website you can:


Follow this link to the Local Offer site.

Local Offer


Local Services & Support Groups

Speech & Language Therapy 

Our NHS Children’s Speech and Language Therapy service provides specialist support to children with speech, language and communication needs across Bedfordshire and Luton. The service is led by Jo Drew and we are a team of enthusiastic and committed therapists, support practitioners and administrators.

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Diagnostic Support Pack

Our Diagnosis Support Pack (DSP) has been coproduced by families for families following a diagnosis of a neurodiversity. Some families have described the experience of their child receiving a neurodiversity diagnosis (e.g. Autism or ADHD) with mixed emotions, and following the lengthy diagnosis process are left with little information, or understanding of ‘what next?’  Many families have told us that a 'one-stop shop' for information, resources and signposting following a diagnosis would be really useful, and they would like this information to be accessible and from a trusted source

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SNAP is a pro-active group of parent carers who all have children or young people with Special Education Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). We have come together as a group of parent carers to work with other individuals and organisations to help influence and improve the local services that are provided for our children and young people within Central Bedfordshire. We focus on helping to raise the standard of social care, education and health services within the county, to ensure that these services are provided in a way that meets the needs of children and young people and their families

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Central Bedfordshire SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and disability Information, Advice and Support Service) is a statutory service, provided by but working at arm’s length from the Local Authority which offers a free, confidential support service for young people with SEND and their parents and carers.

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Autism Bedfordshire
Autism Bedfordshire is an independent charity providing information, advice, emotional and practical support to individuals with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, (A.S.C.) their parents/carers, families and associated professionals throughout Bedfordshire and Luton.
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Carers in Bedfordshire
Carers in Bedfordshire is a registered charity existing to help family carers and former carers cope with the mental and physical stress arising from their role.  We offer assistance such as practical help, advice, training, advocacy, support and information.
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Outside In
Outside-in is a voluntary organisation that supports families and professionals in a  variety of ways in the field of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC). Our belief is that to achieve the best possible outcomes for their children parents need to be equipped to become their child’s most knowledgeable expert and advocate.
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CBC SEND parent and young person partnership service
Children with SEN all have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. These children may need extra help, or different help from that given to other children of the same age.

CBC Special Educational Needs and Disability Parent and Young Person Partnership Service is a statutory service who work at arm’s length from the authority and offer a free confidential support service for parents and carers of children with special educational needs.
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Our experiences through childhood shape our whole lives and the people we become. It is every child’s right to be supported by a sense of safety and security, a nurturing environment, and compassionate care – whether this is in the home, the community or in their education. Our services, led by an established and diverse team of professionals, provide children with exceptional care throughout the fostering, adoption, therapy and education sectors. We want to inspire and support our children and young people so they can shape a future for themselves, full of choice and opportunity. 
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Families United Network - FUN
Families United Network (FUN) is a registered Charity and membership organisation which works to support children, young people and families living with disabilities throughout Bedfordshire.
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