Our Mission Statement
Our students SHINE as Successful, Happy, Independent, Nurtured and Enriched young people.
Our school is a welcoming and safe place to learn, driven by high expectations.
We strive as a team to inspire confidence, develop resilience, promote democracy, and give students a voice, recognising only our best is good enough.
We challenge students to believe in themselves, aim high, regulate their emotions and engage in educational opportunities so they leave proud of their achievements and are ready to make their next steps as confident and responsible citizens in our ever-changing society.
We believe in the concept of lifelong learning and the idea that both adults and children learn new things every day. We maintain that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone; it should be fun. Through our teaching we equip students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to be able to make informed choices about the important things in their lives. We believe that appropriate teaching and learning experiences help students to lead happy and rewarding lives encouraging them to become lifelong learners and successful citizens in an ever changing and evolving society.
We believe that people learn best in different ways. At our school we provide an inclusive, rich, and varied learning environment, for students whose primary need is SEMH (social emotional and mental health), allowing students to develop their skills and abilities to their full potential. We consider the raising of standards of achievement, social, moral, and spiritual development to be the foundation of good teaching. We believe that each individual student should be given the opportunity to achieve their full potential. This can be achieved through good teaching practice, planned learning, appropriate modelling, one-to-one support and intervention sessions, dovetailed with therapeutic services which are targeted and meet their individual needs. All stakeholders take responsibility for raising standards and we value every member of our learning community; governors, parents, carers, staff, and the students who attend the school.
We acknowledge that students come to school with diverse knowledge and from different social and cultural backgrounds and different starting points. At our school, all students are valued and supported.
Students learn best when: