Special Educational Needs (SEND)

It is paramount that students with special educational needs and/or disabilities receive the correct provision and support. We have a large number of staff whose role in school is to work with our SEND students in order to maximise their enjoyment and success whilst at Bedale High.

Support Available

When students arrive in Year 7, we use information from their primary school alongside their KS2 data and our own baseline tests in order to assess their needs, to identify if intervention to support literacy or numeracy is required, and to assess potential and set targets for students as they move through the key stages. Students identified as requiring additional support can then access a wide range of resources, which may include one-to-one in-class support, additional taught lessons in curriculum time, collaboration with outside agencies, or an Individual Education or Behaviour Plan. We make sure that all teachers in the school are aware not only of these students’ needs, but also of their learning preferences and their personal likes and dislikes inside and beyond the classroom.
At Bedale High, we want all our students to succeed and to feel part of a school community where everyone is valued equally. If you would like any more information about our SEND Department, please do not hesitate to contact the school and we would be happy to speak to you.


Information Report

SEND – Local Offer

All North Yorkshire maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND.)   They are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, whatever their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.   The Local Authority publishes its Local Offer which provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place.