The secret of success
The cornerstone of our school is the desire and ability to always deliver a learner centred individualised curriculum according to the needs and aspirations of each student.
Our school is well resourced with an excellent staff team who are able to offer a wide range of subjects for students to study. We also have outstanding facilities including purpose built classrooms, design and woodwork barn and our own MUGA sports court for break times and more formal sports lessons. All of this enables our students to learn in an environment which suits their learning style and to undertake studies they are interested in.
Our school is a registered exam centre which enables our students to take their exams in smaller rooms with fewer students than the norm. We find this supports them to achieve better grades.
Our students are able to take a number of GCSE subjects including: Mathematics, English Language, English Literature, Science (Double award), Geography, Art, Food Technology, History and others if they have an interest and aptitude for a particular subject.
We are also an AQA registered centre and deliver Asdan and Cope awards.
We are also able to run a Forest School in the Spring and Summer terms, utilizing the 3 acres of grounds at Escalon House which incudes an adventure playground and farming area. This curriculum is specifically designed for students who may be studying for awards at the lower levels of education.
We focus on the needs and aspirations of the individual child whilst always working towards identified outcomes.
Keep Children safe and protected
Provide stability of a child placement
Empower children to affect change in their lives and realise their potential
Deliver measurable Outcomes through the BOMM Placement Plan process.
Provide individual value based care for local authorities
Our values provide the child with a firm base, they are able to reflect on their past experiences, empower themselves to make positive choices, learn to value themselves and build significant trusting relationships with adults.
Unconditional Positive Regard
To accept children as they are. Allow them to explore and make mistakes (without judgment) and in that exploration find meaning in it.
Respect for all human nature and of the individual; stimulation to full development, allowing expression, activity and initiative to allow exploration and provide the mind with opportunities that promote and foster constant progress.
We are committed to the highest standards of quality and service. We promote courtesy and dedication in our environment and use our quality improvement system to meet changing child and local authority needs.
We will maintain loyalty to our Mission and the highest standards of ethical and professional character within a supportive work environment. We work honorably and justly in all our work and service.
We will provide leadership that encourages creativity and innovative ideas from our staff, children and professionals with whom we work.
We will maintain respect for the worth and dignity of all people with whom we work and serve. We are committed to teamwork, patience and congeniality that encourages inclusion from all and most importantly the boys and girls in our care.
We will maintain employment policies and provide services that promote diversity in all its forms whilst pursuing our Mission.
We will be diligent, responsible stewards of both financial and people resources, whilst maintaining appropriate and sufficient resources to address the needs of the boys and girls in our care. We will maintain a trust fund which all our children, upon reaching the age of 21, may apply to for a bursary.