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Raising the achievement of All


Icknield High School prides itself on being an Inclusive School; the inclusive culture of Icknield is also reflected in all our school policies and practices. We make sure that classroom and extra-curricular activities encourage the participation of all pupils, drawing on their knowledge and experience outside school. Teaching and support are integrated together, enabling all pupils to overcome barriers to learning and participate fully in school life.

To achieve inclusion we thoroughly analyse and assess children with needs, by monitoring the quality of teaching and the standards of pupils’ achievements and by setting targets for improvement. Learning for all children is given equal priority and available resources are used to maximum effect. Icknield offers a wide range of provision for students with learning difficulties, Opportunities to take part in small group work, literacy/numeracy intervention and social skills.

Icknield High School encourages all students to achieve their full potential and to become independent learners. 

SEND Policy and Information Reports

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SENCO. Barbara Jones Telephone: 01582 576561 Email:


Teacher of the Deaf. Yasmena Waris Telephone: 01582 576561 Email:


SEND Links

Send Local Offer

Council for Disabled Children

SEND Reforms: What Parents, Children and Young People Need to Know

As of the 1st of September 2014, changes were made to the way children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are supported. The SEND reforms are set out in Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 and applies to England only. Released at the same time was a revised Code of Practice, the Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years. The Code tells local authorities, schools and others how they must carry out their duties under the new law.


The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) have published guidance, advice and resources which can be found here: SEND Reforms

Department for Education

The Department for Education have published a detailed guide on the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND). It covers the law and guidance on which the system is based, places to go for help and further information and details about changes to the system from 1 September 2014.

The 59 Page Guide can be found here: DFE Special Educational Needs and Disability, a Guide for Parents and Carers

Alternatively, MENCAP in partnership with the DFE have published an easy to read guide which can be found here: Easy to Read Guide to Special Educational Needs and Disability


Other Useful Links


Families in Luton Autism Group (FLAG):

Dads Autism Discuss Support (DADS):

Support with Autism Network (SWAN):

Autism Bedfordshire:


Deafness and Hearing Needs Support

Bedfordshire Deaf Children's Society | NDCS:


Action on Hearing Loss:

National Deaf Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS):

Luton Deaf Advisory and Support Team:

Visually Impaired Support

Sight Concern Bedfordshire:

Look UK:

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB):

VICTA (Visually Impaired Children Taking Action):

Sensory Service:


Deaf and Blind Support




British Dyslexia Association:

Dyslexia Assist:

SBDA: Your local Dyslexia Association:



Dyspraxia Foundation:


Selective Mutism






Speech and Language

Children’s Speech and Language Bedfordshire:

The Communication Trust:


Youth Clubs for SEND

Families United Network (FUN):

English as an Additional Need (EAL)

The Bell Foundation:


SEND Support

Luton SENDIAS service:

Special Needs Jungle:


Contact for families with disabled children:


Mental Health Services

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services):