Ethos and Values

LEARNING TOGETHER

Our aim is to enable every child to fulfil their full potential.  We recognise that every child has unique and special needs that require individualisation, imagination and enthusiasm to ensure success.

We learn together with our pupils the best ways to develop the skills, knowledge and attributes they will need as young adults.  We recognise that many of our pupils need a specialised approach to their learning and development and this is encompassed in the personalised approach we adopt for every pupil.  The development of good practice and professional development has extended our expertise to meet the needs of a broad range of pupils.

A Year 9 pupil summarised our approach to learning as:

– Flexible – lots of ways to do things
– Friendly and understanding – they help us in the best way they can
– A better chance to learn
– More trust and lots of opportunities
– You get to do a wide range of different, fun things

Our aim is to provide an inclusive vibrant school where your child can fulfil their potential, grow in confidence and above all, be happy.  We have designed the website to give you a picture of how we meet this aim.

You will find information about all aspects of our work, including approaches to teaching and learning; the role of our specialism in promoting achievement, participation and community involvement; key policies; and the broader involvement of the school community.  There are also regular up-dates on school events and activities.

We are very proud of the successes of our pupils and of our involvement in local and national events.  Our website is an opportunity to celebrate these with you.

 

 

 

 

Latest News

‘Who’s in Charge?’ course for parents

‘Who’s in Charge?’ for parents, being run by the fantastic charity Parenting Special Children The 8 week course will run on Tuesdays from 9:45am -11:45am The introductory session will be on Tuesday the 14th of January 2020 followed by seven …

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Oral Hygiene Workshop – 23rd January 2020

Arbour Vale School is hosting the prestigious Dr Sanjay Sethi who is the former President of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry for a special Oral Hygiene workshop Everybody is welcome, please bring your family and friends from the wider community! …

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Students flaunt their Nomination Certificate for the 2019 Bronze Finalists Industrial Cadets Award

Arbour Vale School is the ‘first SEN school’ to deliver the Industrial Cadets Go4Set programme. Supported by mentors from AkzoNobel and their teachers, the students decided to choose the topic ‘The Business of Recycling’ as they had previously studied pollution …

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Westminster Insight Ofsted Conference

Don Blaylock, Assistant Head at Arbour Vale School closed Westminster Insight Ofsted conference last month. Don said “it was a great honor to be asked to be involved in this and I really enjoyed the conference.”

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