SEND – Achievement & Inclusion Team

The Vandyke Achievement & Inclusion team is a team of caring, supportive professionals who are dedicated to ensuring all students are treated with care and respect, and encouraged to achieve their highest potential.  Mrs V Watt is the SENDCO, and Mrs M Hall is the Deputy SENDCO. You can reach the SEND team by emailing [email protected]

We believe in every student and in their ability to succeed socially and academically.  Our team will work to ensure the students we support achieve the highest level of learning outcomes of which they are capable.

Our aim

To help maximise the potential of every student in the school and, in particular, those with special needs.


We have a large team of experienced teaching assistants and learning mentors who are positive and enthusiastic in wanting to help students make progress in all aspects of their learning.


There are many different ways we support students in their learning depending on their individual needs, for example:  in class support; intensive literacy and numeracy in small groups; individual supported study; mentoring; keyworking; specialist assessments for access arrangements; small group work on raising self esteem or managing your emotions.


All students who experience learning, behavioural, social or emotional challenges whilst they are with us at Vandyke.  Our focus is on a lively and varied personalised curriculum at these times in order to help to make students’ experience of school a really positive one.

Our provision of care and guidance at Vandyke is outstanding, as is the programme of support offered by The Achievement and Inclusion team because we believe that every student should be given the opportunity to aim high and achieve their very best.

To read Vandyke’s current SEND information report, please click here.

To read Vandyke’s Achievement and Inclusion Policy, please click here.

To read Vandyke’s Accessibility Plan, please click here.

For details of Central Bedfordshire’s local offer, please click here.

SNAP logo

SNAP is a pro-active, independent forum of parents and carers who all have children or young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). As members of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums, we support the development of parent carer participation, a process in which parents work together with professionals to make improvements to local services.  We act as a conduit for a wide variety of local professionals in their work with children and young people with SEND.

To find out more about SNAP, visit

Additional resources


In conjunction with BLMK NHS Integrated Care Board, Central Bedfordshire Council has produced a comprehensive booklet to support parents/carers of neurodiverse children and young people.  This is an extensive resource full of advice, information and support for parents and carers. You can access it for free by clicking this link, or clicking on this image.

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