Pupils attending St Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive School and Byron Sixth Form College follow a board PHSE curriculum covering topics such as finance, health, careers and independent living in addition to study skills. Parent views are welcomed by Heads of House and the Senior Leadership Team, during formal meetings and the parents’ forum. To aid pastoral development small intervention groups are initiated often with outside agencies to support pupil wellbeing for pupils with a high level of need. Detailed medical support plans are written in conjunction with families and health care professionals were appropriate. Staff who volunteer to administer medications complete formal accredited training. Administration of medicine procedures follows guidelines from the local authority and Department of Education Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions (DFE) 2014. Social support is key to feeling secure in education and pupils are grouped in a house system with siblings. Form tutors, Heads of House and the Learning Support Team are available for support, with pupils who have significant social needs being referred for social skill intervention.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.