Our Objectives

  • To provide specialist education packages for children who may also have global difficulties, defined, specific or non-specific learning difficulties as well as children who have emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • To create a collaborative learning community where we seek to use every member’s creativity and resources and where everyone feels they belong.
  • To offer stability – many of our pupils have experienced difficulties, trauma and rejection in their previous school lives. We will offer the stability that is a necessary pre-requisite for pupils to reflect on their experience and gain insight, emotional literacy, resilience and empathy with others so that their future can be different and more successful.
  • To offer pupils the opportunity to gain emotional literacy so that they can begin to feel, think and talk about and reflect on their inner experiences. We will help pupils to gain insights into how their experiences may have resulted in a sense of chaos and confusion, culminating in an awareness of non-integration within themselves and of their alienation from life, thereby creating the opportunity for change and for re-engaging with learning.
  • To encourage pupils to develop self-belief, confidence, motivation and resourcefulness. We will assist pupils to achieve successful outcomes to their education through consistency, structure, boundaries and security. We will support pupils to prepare for their future through the acquisition of new skills, strategies and belief systems.
  • We will enable pupils to take responsibility when their behaviour has been challenging and to make restoration and gain alternative strategies and actions for the future. In our school, pupils will be held accountable for their actions. They will be given the social and emotional support necessary to reflect on their behaviour and to make changes when needed.
  • To work in partnership with parents/carers, professional colleagues and pupils in order to maximise the chances of helping every pupil achieve his/her potential. Together we are better.
  • To provide an innovative, creative and personalised teaching programme with learning at the heart of all we do. We will strive to ensure our teaching is well organised, planned and inspiring, and our lessons enjoyable and interesting in order that every pupil can become a confident learner who can progress and achieve.
  • To provide our pupils with the opportunities and support to develop self esteem, interpersonal and social skills as well as to make positive choices in respect of their behaviour both in and out of school. We believe that they will become successful members of society through engaging with the inspiring programmes of study on offer and through the knowledge, values, and cognitive skills developed in the classroom.
  • We will celebrate achievements, however small, because self esteem and pride in achievements are developed through public recognition. Our pupils will be entered into courses and exams that are externally validated and we will ensure that their achievements will be properly accredited and shared with their family/carers and peers.
  • To actively encourage and support pupils to participate in lifelong learning or employment as soon as they finish their schooling. We will provide a curriculum which enhances their chances of being economically aware, ready for lifelong learning and/or employment and which provides them with the aspirations to go on and benefit from future opportunities.
  • To celebrate diversity of views, experiences, ideas and skills among pupils, staff, parents/carers and in the curriculum as strength. We will promote awareness of and respect for cultural, individual and role differences, including those due to age, gender, race ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, philosophical orientation and socio-economic status. We will challenge views and actions that lack respect for others or promote notions of superiority and inferiority between people.
  • To implement a system which encourage openness and transparency safeguard pupils and staff. We will encourage our pupils, parents/carers, staff and Local Authority clients to complain about any aspect of our service that could be improved on. We will be vigilant about keeping our pupils safe and we ensure that they are aware of how to keep themselves safe.
  • To constantly improve and update the quality of our service and we welcome all opportunities to do so. We are a learning community and will seek to gain expertise from our partners, colleagues, consultants, from external inspectors and others. Our staff are committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and training so that they are confident in delivering a high quality of service to our young people.
  • We will seek to use all available opportunities to progress and change.in order to improve. We work with hope for a better tomorrow when today is hard.