SEND Provision at St Bede's

Statement of Intent

The vision of the faculty is to: ‘build independence in order to achieve each student’s potential and maximise their strengths, whilst providing support to compensate for their weaknesses'.


We intend to:

  • Ensure transition visits both to and from St Bede’s are smooth and the least stressful for our students.
  • Create positive working partnerships with students, parents/carers and professionals working with students with SEND.
  • Ensure all staff have the knowledge and expertise they need to best support students with SEND, including adaptive teaching in addition to pastoral support.
  • Support all EHCP outcomes and personal SEND targets to gain maximum educational progress.
  • Gather consistent baseline information for all students upon arrival, to identify and inform need and provision.
  • Provide bespoke individualised programmes of support responding to need, aiming to raise academic profile, confidence and self-esteem, wellbeing, social skills and familiarisation with arrangements for formal assessment.
  • Review outcomes and progress in line with the Code of Practice to inform ongoing support.
  • Ensure equal access and opportunities for extra-curricular events, trips and visits.
  • Ensure support, including formal access arrangements, for GCSE studies and exams.


Please see our school policies page for the SEND policy and SEND information report.

For further information, please contact:

Dr Fiona Ross SENDCo:


Useful links for parents and carers: