The core principles of the Engagement and Alternative Curriculum are:
Personalisation: We believe in providing a rich and varied curriculum ensuring breadth of experience for all. Our curriculum is designed with consideration of the aspirations and needs of our students and the local and national economic community to which we belong. This allows us to offer maximum choice and facilitate the provision of inspiring the relevant learning experiences.
Inclusion: We strive to identify and tackle the barriers preventing access to education for every student.
Success: We believe that every student should have the opportunity to enjoy their learning and achieve at the highest level so that they feel proud of what they have accomplished during their time at Biddenham.
At Biddenham, Restorative Justice (RJ) and Restorative Conversations (RCs) are employed to resolve any conflicts arising in school. Mr Ray, the Heads of Year and Assistant Heads of Year are trained in facilitating these restorative conversations. This enables anyone affected by a particular incident, to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.
The alternative curriculum offered at Biddenham is carefully designed to cater for the needs of our students. Where required, students may need further personalisation, in order to meet their needs.
Below is a list of external agencies we work with. Further information on these organisations and the programmes we take part in can be read here:
Bedford Blues Foundation