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Russell Lower School

SEND at Russell Lower School

Russell is an inclusive school which strives to support all children to enable them to make the best possible progress and achieve their potential.


“a pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.” (2014 SEN Code of Practice)


We may find that a child needs additional help if concerns are raised by a parent/carer, if a child in any age group is making limited progress or if there is a change in their behaviour.

Where pupil progress is significantly slower than that of their peers or fails to match their previous rate of progress, it may be that the child has special educational needs (SEN). In such a case information would be gathered, including seeking the views of parents and the pupil, and the child would be placed on the SEND register.

Only those with a learning difficulty that requires special educational provision will be identified as having SEN.


For further information on SEN and Inclusion at Russell Lower School please see the following documents on the website:

Russell Lower School’s SEN Information Report

SEND Policy

Access and Inclusion statement

Central Bedfordshire's Local Offer


If you have concerns that your child may have special educational needs, then please speak to your child’s class teacher, Mrs Knight, Mrs Bunney or Mrs Walker.

  • SENDCo/Inclusion Lead – Mrs Sarah Knight
  • Headteacher – Mrs Nicki Walker
  • Deputy Headteacher – Mrs Louise Bunney
  • SEND Governor – Mrs Carrie Perrett

School phone number – 01525 755664

Email address – 

- office@russell-lower.co.uk


- pastoralsupport@russell-lower.co.uk