“Acceptance, relationships, opportunities”

We use a relational/attachment based approach based on providing our children and young people with:-

  • Safe and consistent learning and living environment.
  • Positive parental/adult role models.
  • Quality range of learning experiences appropriate to their needs.
  • Clinical support and oversight.

If our pupils experience these principles, we believe they will achieve the following outcomes:-

  • Build a positive sense of self.
  • Develop positive and trusting relationships.
  • Develop more effective coping strategies.
  • Achieve relevant and worthwhile skills and qualifications.

Our approach also includes a comprehensive wellbeing curriculum designed to promote pupils’ social emotional and health needs.  Our wellbeing curriculum involves a multi-level approach which includes regular assessments and evaluations of a pupil’s social and emotional development, along with a range of whole school approaches, which include:-

  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)
  • Nurture Groups
  • Student Assistance Programme (SAP)
  • Personal, social & health education and drama based workshops.
  • Consultant Clinical Psychologists who provides clinical oversight and guidance to staff.