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Values and Ethos

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As an outstanding school we share the following key principles:

  • High expectations and aspirations and a profound and well-justified belief thatevery child and young person can learn and achieve;
  • Refined skill in finding and applying the most effective approaches tocommunicating with, relating to and teaching children and young people withspecial needs and challenges;
  • Exceptional expertise in assessing progress and recognising the smallest steps as well as large jumps in learning, and in using assessment to guide teaching directly;
  • Highly effective and indispensable teamwork across the school workforce in which varied skills combine and best practice is readily shared;
  • Strong partnerships with other professionals and providers, not least in reintegration and transition;
  • The provision of ambitious and exciting opportunities through well-designed and individualised curriculum arrangements;
  • Respect for individual children, young people and their parents, with the power to bring cheer and self-belief to children, and relief, optimism and support to parents;
  • Unremittingly committed, inspirational and forward-looking leadership which believes that every professional challenge has a solution.