What we value, what we do, who we work with and how we work
A school which maintains an environment where pupils, staff and volunteers feel safe, secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to when they have a concern or worry. This is a school that gives the highest priority to safeguarding and child protection.
Tolerance and respect
Where these values inform and guide the quality of relationships and behaviour for staff, and young people in our school
Where every young person is known and well known and relationships are central to the design and of our programmes
Collaboration and partnership
Where we work closely with our local communities, our parents, and our partners and other agencies to provide the best education we can.
Where young people can feel safe, nurtured and supported and strengthened in their attitudes and approaches, enabling them to manage the challenges and demands that they are likely to face both at school and in their young adult lives
Student centred approach
Where the academic attainment, the personal development, and the professional care of young people are equally valued.
Democracy and voice
Where the voice of young people and staff is heard, listened to and acted upon
Where our school provides a positive experience of living in community which serves as a bridge beyond the school – an experience that the young people can take without fear or anxiety into their adult lives.
Where staff are given time to think and talk about children and to design personalised programmes for them and and have access to professional models of support and supervision when necessary.
Where the school is responsive to the needs, interests and aspirations of its young people.
Children’s development, attachment and well-being
Where all staff have a strong grounding and understanding of young people’s emotional development and attachment as well as an understanding of the emotional factors in teaching and learning.