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Our Rationale


At Balliol, we value the abilities and achievements of all pupils. We believe that every child should have an equal entitlement to experience a broad and balanced curriculum including the Foundation Stage and National Curriculum that is matched to the needs of the individual and provides for each pupil the best possible environment for learning. To read our Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) policy, please click on the link at the base of this page. You can also find a link to our annual SEND report here as well.

Recent Changes


The way in which schools provide for children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities has changed considerably due to a national reform. This has generated new legislation and a new code of practice.


To find out more about the code of practice, please click on the link below:

Other Information and Local Support


Bedford’s SEN and Disability guide is Bedford’s local offer. Their local offer sets out, in one place, what support and services are available for children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs and their families.


For more information, please visit their website by clicking on the link below:

Our SEND Policy, Inclusion Policy and SEND Information report can be found using the following link: 

Additional Support


If you have any concerns or questions about your child's needs, please feel free to contact the school on 01234 300601 or come in and arrange a meeting to speak to someone.


SEND Co-Ordinator: Mrs J Smedley


Telephone: 01234 300601