Rachel Wilkinson is the manager of our vulnerable learners cohort at Bedale High School. We have a room that is called BRIDGE . She, and the other 2 members of the BRIDGE team make sure that young people in need of support are helped in a number of ways, this could be emotional support, practical support or referral to other agencies who could help the young person. Students at risk of exclusion are also helped to try to minimise the chance of this happening. Disaffected young people end up staying in school and completeing their GCSEs rather than becoming non-attenders and leaving with no qualifications. Young carers and those in care of the local authority are supported. All the young people Rachel helps have better chances in life now that they have received support at an early stage. She is proactive and all the young people she has helped sing her praises.