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.
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.
Some of our students at Bedale High have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (also known as ASD, Autism, or Asperger’s). We have a dedicated ASD support base called Room 29, which acts as a safe place for students, and from where a variety of Autism friendly activities and interventions are run. Students on the Autistic Spectrum engage in social skills and life skills sessions, have individual and small group mentoring. They develop an understanding of social boundaries and appropriate behaviours within a secure environment.
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.
For North Yorkshire County Council’s local offer, please visit here: Local Offer
For the school’s Access and Inclusion Policy, please visit our Policies page.
For the school’s Information Report, please visit here:BHS Information report