Our Ethos and Residential Statement of Purpose
In the residential department, we will offer our young people rewarding and enjoyable experiences, in a caring and supportive environment. We provide an enhancement to the school curriculum, working in partnership to provide opportunities for learning and sharing, to extend their education, and make a positive difference to their lives. We want our young people to:
- Be happy and safe.
- Have good physical, emotional and mental health.
- Be independent.
- Be able to communicate effectively in their preferred communication system.
- Be responsible for their actions and learning.
- Participate in society to the best of their ability.
- Be aware of their own needs and how to access appropriate support.
- Be able to build appropriate successful relationships with others.
Our Residential Statement of Purpose (NMS 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4 National Minimum Standards for Residential Special Schools
- A young person-centred approach, based on meeting individual needs and maximising potential.
- A full and rich 24-hour curriculum across both the residential department and the school, that supports learning and encourages personal development, and uses a range of recognised ASD strategies e.g., TEACHH and therapies as a means of support. Targets set against EHCP outcomes.
- A caring environment where individuality is respected, and diversity celebrated.
- A homely ‘flat’ setting with three peers, and an experienced team of staff, who are dedicated to understanding and meeting the needs of each young person. Young people board for two nights a week, term time.
- Working partnerships with school, families, and other professionals to ensure a holistic approach to each young person.
- A safe supportive atmosphere where consistency and boundaries help enable young people to make good choices.
- A range of experiences and activities that develop well- being, communication, independence and achievement.
- Opportunities to develop real world knowledge and skills for life which lead to greater independence and self-awareness.
- Opportunities to access the wider community.
- Preparation for ‘next steps’ in young people’s lives.
Caroline Towersey - Residential Manager
Claire Gungah - Principal