SEND information for Parents & Carers
Welcome to the Dovery Down Lower School SEND information page on our website.
I am Mrs Blessing, the SENDCO at Dovery Down and I am here to support all the children with special educational needs at our school.
The school governor for SEND is Ian Haynes and he can be contacted on
If you are interested in finding out more about how we support children with special educational needs in our school then a good starting point is to read our 'School Information Report' which can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
Our SEND policy also highlights our SEND provision along with our Accessibility plan - please click on the links below:
To access further information about how children with special educational needs are supported within school and by the Local Authority then please click on the links below:
Useful websites for parents of children with SEND:
Independent Parental Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA) is a registered charity (number 327691) operating in England. IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
The ADHD Foundation works in partnership with individuals, families, doctors, teachers and other agencies to improving emotional well being, educational attainment, behaviour and life chances through better understanding and self management of ADHD, ASD and related learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, Irlens's Syndrome, dyscalculia and Tourette's Syndrome. We also provide training for GP's, Teachers, Social Care agecies and other professionals, raising awareness to bring about positive change and inclusion in mental health, education and employment.
Please click on https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/
Please click on https://www.autismbedfordshire.net/
Please click on http://www.lbmencap.org/
Please click on https://www.autism.org.uk/
SNAP PARENT CARER FORUM:
CHUMS provides emotional and social support for children and their families
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.
Click on the link below to access and read the latest annual report from SNAP Parent Carer forum.
The link to our membership form is here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MembershipformtojoinSNAP