The school offers a therapeutic environment, where all staff have been trained in various techniques to work successfully with vulnerable young people who may display a wide range of emotionally triggered behaviours.
Students have access to personal tutors and support workers to aid them in developing strategies and mechanisms to assist individuals to access and unlock their potential. Opportunities for team building, increasing self-esteem and confidence are built into the curriculum, these include enrichment opportunities, sport and tutor sessions.
Where appropriate, referrals for therapeutic interventions are offered by specialists, to support the needs of the individual, which may include; anger management, bereavement counselling and art therapy.
By working collaboratively with carers/parents and young people we aim to:
✓ Provide a positive, safe and nurturing environment where students and staff feel happy and secure in the process of learning
✓ Provide access to high quality education and pastoral care that will enhance personal development, stimulate growth and provide equal opportunity
✓ Develop learners’ self-esteem, independence and awareness of, and consideration for, the feelings and the needs of others within the school and community
✓ Encourage young people to positively manage their own behaviours and difficulties
✓ Establish a climate within which young people and adults can interact and relate, engendering high levels of mutual interest and personal respect
✓ Provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets each learners needs, and for those with special needs, an individualised programme of support to access the curriculum and achieve the outcomes of their Education, Health & Care Plan