Academic Support

Academic Support

Bedford Modern School is committed to ensuring all students fulfil their academic potential. Our team of expert teachers understand the importance of developing strategies and skills that help each student grow in intellectual confidence, build resilience and develop the ability to reflect, in order to reach their true potential.

We appreciate that even within an academically selective environment, learning is not a linear pathway, and some students may need more individualised support at certain times. We aim to equip our students with the skills and tools they need to enable them to achieve their full potential across the curriculum, becoming independent and confident learners.  Our dedicated team of Academic Support staff work with students and their teachers to identify needs. We are able to offer one to one or small group support to help students develop strategies that will help them to become independent learners. Students throughout the school are able to access support, irrespective of need or ability and this will be assessed on an individual basis.

The team are qualified to assess ability, attainment and learning skills, and to identify any Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), which may be a barrier to learning. We then use these results to inform students, teachers and parents regarding appropriate support strategies to adopt at school and at home. We work closely with parents and encourage communication and the sharing of ideas through meetings in school, email and telephone contact.  Part of our role also encompasses ensuring the provision of any necessary, appropriate, reasonable adjustments for examinations, in line with JCQ regulations.

Information is shared with teaching staff via our online management system as to students’ needs and exam access arrangements.

Please see Academic Extension for information on opportunities available.