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Aims

We aim to provide an outstanding and supportive learning environment: one which allows everyone to achieve their best, with high self-esteem and respect for others in the community, so that they are able to take their place in society with confidence and pride.

 

We aim to do this by:

  • Sustaining warm, welcoming communities of learners, parents and staff which offers its members support and every opportunity for personal growth.
  • Helping our learners to develop into confident, independent young people.
  • Providing a curriculum that enables learners to enjoy their learning and achieve their best.
  • Teaching learners to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the schools and to society more widely.
  • Responding to individual needs, recognising individual achievement and offering equal opportunities.
  • Offering learners a secure and stimulating environment, which positively encourages the development of self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Working in partnership with our parents/carers and employers, providing an environment where learners and parents feel that staff are approachable and that they will always make time to listen.
  • Continue to be well-managed and value the contribution that each member of our community makes.

Values

Respected – Supported – Challenged - Successful

We believe every individual is unique and special

This means that we:

  • Will respect the rights and needs of all
  • Will foster a sense of self-esteem and self-worth
  • Want all learners to succeed
  • Want our learners to be happy, confident and who will contribute to their community.

Respected

We believe that regardless of faith, belief or disability, everyone should be accepted and not be the subject of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour

This means that we will:

  • Encourage mutual respect and tolerance of everyone including those with different religion or beliefs, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or disability
  • Challenge opinions or behaviours in our provision that are contrary to fundamental British values
  • Enable learners to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for democracy, public institutions and services in England;
  • Promote an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety

Supported

We believe that a good learning environment stems from a committed staff who work as a team to support all learners

This means that we will:

  • Provide a happy, secure and stable environment
  • Give appropriate support to all individuals, and promoting independence
  • Work in partnership with parents and carers
  • Help our learners to develop communication, social and self-help skills

Challenged

We believe that learners succeed best when teachers and support staff have high expectations

This means that we will:

  • Set challenging individual targets to develop determination and courage
  • Expect consistent high standards of behaviour
  • Provide inclusive opportunities for our learners to join with their peers within the local community

Successful

We believe that success is important to every individual and to have that success recognised encourages further achievement

This means that we will:

  • Measure success in many ways across the range of social and academic achievements
  • Ensure areas of success for everyone
  • Recognise every achievement however small the step
  • Praise and reward success

 

Values are reinforced using PRIDE Values taken from the Unicef Charter, The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

 

PRIDE Values

Personal excellence

You have the right to a good quality education & the responsibility to work to the highest level you can.

  • Achievement              
  • Assessment on or above target
  • Classroom participation
  • Coursework on or above target
  • Excellent work            
  • Planning ways to improve
  • Set realistic goals       
  • Review & evaluate your progress

Respect & Friendship

You have the right to your own friends as long as it is not harmful to others.

  • Helping & caring for others
  • Protecting the environment
  • Teaching others to improve
  • Making others happy
  • Work as part of a team
  • Reach agreements with others

Inspiration

You have the right to explore and share your good work with others.

  • Highly creative thinking
  • Use positive role models
  • Model answers to improve work 
  • Use your initiative
  • Explore possibilities   
  • Persuade others to take part

Determination & Courage

You have the right to reach your potential.

  • Exceptional effort      
  • Overcoming difficulties
  • Ask for help                
  • Ask questions
  • Show perseverance & commitment

Equality

You have the right to your opinion & beliefs and the responsibility to listen to others.

  • Promoting equality    
  • Being fair & considerate

 

  • Keep a balance point of view  
  • See things from others points of view

 

 

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