Bedford High School is committed to providing all students including those with SEND the tools needed to achieve their full potential for a successful life.

Our highly skilled school staff pride themselves in working closely with each other and with our collaborative partners to ensure we have high ambition for all students and also to provide where necessary a personalised approach that supports each individual student. Our aim is for all students to be part of a strong community and to get involved in all aspects of school life. They are offered a wide range of opportunities and personalised learning which allows all students to be happy, fulfilled independent learners. Parent/Guardian partnership is at the forefront of what we do and the relationship with our families is highly valued. We strive to ensure that all students are equipped for adult life and are prepared for their journey into further education. Through our SPIRIT character education programme we encourage students to develop these virtues to ensure they are prepared for adulthood.

Bedford High School is committed to all teachers and support staff being teachers of SEND.

All learners strive together.

We are proud of our inclusive and nurturing approach. We celebrate strengths and the things that make us unique, whilst identifying and targeting areas to improve. For those whose needs require additional targeted provision, support and/or resources, they will be added to our SEND register and support plan of assess, plan, do and review cycle(s)will be implemented. EVERY TEACHER IS A TEACHER OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS. Therefore, we endeavour to meet the needs of each individual through reasonable adjustments and targeted approaches, as per the SEND code of practice. All of which is done in collaboration with students, parents, staff, and, where appropriate, external services.

Positive learning behaviours are encouraged and promoted to enable students to get the best out of each day. We promote high expectations and aspirations from all individuals. Everyone is encouraged to contribute positively – to our school, the local community and beyond. Our goal is for individuals to be all-rounded, life-long learners. We believe that this combination enables students to succeed now, in the next phase of their learning and for future success.

For further information regarding our SEND please contact Mrs Duffy, Assistant Headteacher or Mrs Canning SENDCO.