Our Student Support and Learning programme helps students to overcome challenges, learn, and grow.
Teaching staff play a vital role in helping students with personal and academic issues. By forging strong relationships between staff and students, an education at BSB is happy and rewarding.
BSB employs an educational psychologist, two counsellors, and speech and language therapists. We also have part-time arrangements with occupational therapists, giving students, staff, and parents a range of support options.
Primary School support
In the Primary School, the class teacher is responsible for managing pastoral support for the class. Learning Assistants, members of the Inclusion department and the Leadership Team all support class teachers in this capacity. Each Year Group in the Primary School has a dedicated Inclusion Teacher who is responsible for supporting children who may have English as an Additional Language (EAL), Additional Educational Needs (AEN) and/or require Extension and Enrichment (E&E). Although there are planned structured opportunities for developing personal, emotional and social skills through the Personal, Social, and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum, pastoral support is flexible, responding to challenges as they arise.
Secondary School support
The English as an Additional Language (EAL) department offers excellent provision for students whose first language is not English and our Additional Educational Needs (AEN) department provides individual support for students with additional educational needs. Enrichment opportunities also challenge all student to go further. Outstanding pastoral and emotional support from the Heads of Year and their teams of tutors build a sense of belonging and offer help for students to navigate their way through these challenging years of education. All this support is integrated by the Access to Learning Faculty which also incorporates our counselling service.