The achievements and well-being of all our students is important to us, whatever their level of ability or the challenges they face.
Biddick Academy is committed to ensuring that all students receive a fully inclusive education. The Academy is a caring community built on the principles of trust, tolerance and responsibility, as well as the values of friendship, excellence and respect.
We pride ourselves on making sure that our students feel valued, listened to, safe and cared for. Fundamental to achieving this is knowing all of our students as individuals. To achieve this we have a highly skilled pastoral team and support system to provide every student with access to advice and guidance when required.
Student Support Department exists to support pupils and staff in respect of Special Needs issues and advice.
Students who have special learning diffculties or other special needs are catered for in a variety of ways. We always emphasise personalised learning throughout the Academy to match student ability and circumstance. We are careful to ensure that those who receive personalised learning are not made to feel ‘different’.
The academy follows the SEN Code of Practice with great care and practice.
Biddick is a popular and oversubscribed Academy, mainly serving the south of Washington, with around 1100 students on roll. We make a commitment to staffing and as a result we have one of the lowest teacher pupil ratios in the area.
Most of our students have English as a first language; the number of pupils with learning disabilities and the proportion entitled to free school meals are below average.
Ofsted judged us to be a good school with some outstanding qualities and parents were ‘overwhelmingly positive about the education and care that their children receive’.
Mr P Cowen, Head Teacher
Biddick Lane, Washington, NE38 8AL
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