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St Bede's Catholic Primary School 

St. Bede’s is a happy, healthy and caring school – a school in which all individuals are valued and respected; a school that encourages everybody to reach their full potential in whatever they attempt and to become responsible citizens in the future.  A school where Jesus Christ is at the centre of all that we do and say.  We want all our children to feel safe and secure and know how to cope with success and failure also that they develop into fully rounded people. 

To create a happy, secure and Christian atmosphere in which children are safe and encouraged to be healthy, to achieve and make a positive contribution and can grow and develop physically, intellectually, spiritually and morally.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Louise McMillan
Contact Position
01228 528274 (Phone)
01228 527305 (Fax)
St Bede's Catholic Primary School

Where to go

St Bede's Catholic Primary School
Strathclyde Avenue

Local Offer


In a Roman Catholic school it would be very strange indeed if we did not show extreme care for those who have problems, who are weak or who need special treatment.  We employ an extra member of staff for four days a week and all of this time is used by her to manage Special Needs and to help children with literacy, numeracy and emotional problems. This situation is obviously dependent on funding being available.  We also have a TLR (Teaching and Learning Responsibility post) for Gifted and Talented and Assessment.

Contact Name
Mrs Gail Johnson (SENCo)
Contact Telephone
01228 528274
Contact Email 
St Bedes Policies
Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (5-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

Children are tracked continually and class teachers will consult the SENCo and parents as required. Parents can contact the class teachers and SENCo at any time during the school year to discuss any difficulties that their child might be presenting with. A plan of action will be formulated if required, which may involve asking for support from outside agencies.

How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

Where children require extra support, provision in class and where necessary, intervention packages will be implemented. The provision is reviewed termly. One example of such support would be where a child has speech and language targets. These would be worked on in school as well as home.

St. Bede's also supports children with medical needs and staff receive training and support from the relevant medical professionals in order to ensure the safety of these children.

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?

All children receive differentiated education, meaning that the work is matched to the level a child is at but allows the child to move on at the fastest rate possible.

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

There are parents'evenings during the Autumn and Spring terms and a written report in the Summer term. If there are specific concerns at other times, school staff will invite you in to school to discuss it. 

Teachers can suggest ways for you to help your child at home and provide access to E-Learning packages such as Mathletics, Lexia and IDL.

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

The school employs Teaching Assistants that can provide pastoral/emotional well being support. All children also participate in PSHE lessons to promote well being.

What specialist services and expertise are avaliable at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

Specialist advisory teachers

Educational Psychologist

Speech and Language therapists


Occupational Therapists


School Nurse

Diabetic Nurse

Continence Team

Learning Disabilities social worker

CAMHs (The Fairfield Centre)

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?

Here is just a small snapshot of recent training:

Specialist Teacher training for Speech and Language

Other speech and Language



Team Teach


Supporting children with medical conditions (various, including epilepsy and diabetes)

Safer Handling

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

All children are included in the opportunities available for each class.

How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment?

There is disabled access both to access the school itself and internally.

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

Children who join St. Bede's in the early years are visited at home before starting school. They are also invited into school for stay and play with their parents. There is also a meeting for new parents and an information pack.

When children leave the school a thorough transition programme is put into place in negotiation with the new school.

How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

A provision map is drawn up termly. This determines which children need support, how much and who will provide the provision and when.

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

Discussions take place between class teachers, the Head teacher, parents and the SENCo. Some recommendations may have been suggested by a specialist and this will be taken into account. For other children, tracking might suggest that they haven't made as much progress as they might of, they are in need of a boost or need support to access general class provision. All this will be considered when deciding on the support a child receives.

How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

The staff can be consulted at any time by appointment. Parents are invited into school for events such as class assemblies. There is an active PTA which all parents can support.

Last updated: 26/02/2021
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