Mission, Ethos and Values

Our Mission

We are a school for children and young people with complex needs.  We specialise in giving everyone a pathway to achieve ambitious goals and live life to the full.

Our Ethos

Our ethos is shaped by our six core values: I am me, I matter, I am unique, I belong, I am safe and I am prepared. We aspire to these values through our individual and collective behaviour.

I am me : We provide a needs-led curriculum that focuses on the individual’s qualities, interests and developmental needs and enhances and supports confidence in academic subjects.

I matter : We are a pupil-centred school, listening to and valuing the views of pupils, students, staff and families and enable them to participate in decision making.

I am unique : We accept, celebrate and understand our unique identities and support individuals to flourish.

I belong : We are a team that respect and value each other and what we can achieve in partnership with families, communities and professionals.

I am safe : We protect pupils and students through a culture of trust in which everyone is supported to be responsible, make safe choices and take safe risks.

I am prepared : Everything we do is to inspire, empower and secure positive outcomes for all pupils and students so that they can take the next steps into the wider world equipped to achieve their potential and live life to the full.

Our staff, pupils and students and stakeholders will be engaged through a positive culture of commitment, respecting every child’s unique journey, in order to achieve our strategic aims set for 2026 and beyond.

Statement of Purpose To view our Statement of Purpose please see the below link

Statement of purpose

 

The residential special school provides highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good. The actions of the school contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people. Ofsted – March 2019

 

 

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