Totternhoe Academy

With God’s love, we seek adventure with our minds and find a home for our hearts


The SEND Local Offer website has all the local services to help.   Find out what is on offer from Central Bedfordshire Council at:

​SENDco - Ms  Burke (National Award Qualified SENCO)
Assistant   SENDco - Miss Needham
Assistant SENDco - Blossom class - Mrs R Waters

Totternhoe is a fully inclusive school. We firmly believe  that all children can make great individual progress and do so in a supportive happy community. We work closely with families and actively encourage parents and carers to come into school to meet with class teachers and Mrs Bates (SENDco ), Miss Needham (main school) or Mrs Waters (Pre School). We hold My Plan meetings termly, when  SMART targets are set with you and your child.  But our open door policy means we can meet more regularly if your child's needs are greater. 


Squirrel Squad Nurture Group
We are a KS2 Nurture group based within Totternhoe C.E Academy. Our staff are specially trained in the theory and practice of Nurture Groups. We aim to provide an individualised programme of education focusing on the social and emotional needs of the children who are finding adapting to the requirements of formal learning challenging and overwhelming. 

Intervention groups 

At Totternhoe it is  part of school life to be part of a  group outside of the normal classroom  day.  We  strive to extend and  stretch all children's learning and development to achieve a greater depth of understanding. 

Small group  work can be carried out for:
​Fine motor (hand writing)
Social skills games group
Computing  club
5 minute daily keep up phonics (RWI)
​LEGO Therapy

More able maths
More able  English
Keep up maths games
Keep up  writing
Brain Biscuit club (after school for invited children)

More able maths
More able English
Keep up maths games
Keep up writing


A note is sent home each term informing parents/ carers if their child is to be part of a group.  The groups are moved around the school day  each half term.
If you would like more  detail please  speak to your child's class teacher. 

SEND Parent/ Carer Drop-Ins

If you have a concern, or would just like to chat   Miss Needham will be hosting half termly virtual drop ins specifically for those of you with a child who has  SEND or who may  have SEND. 
SEND drop-ins:
To be confirmed
Further  weblinks to Apps for SEND support:



We are a free, impartial and confidential service offering young people with SEND and their families information or support around all aspects of SEND.   Visit our new, independent  website  packed full of information which we hope is useful to young people and their families as well as professionals.
During lockdown and beyond we are now running an “Ask SENDIASS” session for young people with SEND and their families to discuss their queries and concerns with a SENDIASS officer.  This will run alongside our normal access routes into the service and we hope to get back a version of our more traditional face to face drop-ins next academic year.
We are always looking for more volunteers to support the service in various ways. Interested? 
Click here for more information about the independent advisory service .


SNAP Parent Carer Forum 

Click here for more information
There are a number of useful information booklets that you can  access here.
or contact them:


Please see below flyer for the Central Bedforshire Council SEND Parent and Young Person Partnership Service information, advice & support Spring Term Drop Ins held in local Children’s Centres together with a leaflet regarding our service.  
Further information regarding our service is available online via Central Bedfordshire Local Offer:
 CBC SEND Parent & Young Person Partnership Service
Direct Dial: 0300 300 8088

Autism Bedfordshire

Please see the following information for parents/carers from Autism Bedfordshire: