We want to minimise the interruption and disruption caused by hospital treatment to young people’s education, so that academic progress and an interest in learning will continue as far as medical circumstances permit.
In order to do this, we aim to:
Provide personalised, challenging, enjoyable and innovative learning opportunities
Make learning an integral part of young people’s stays in hospital
Foster the values of friendship and perseverance
Prepare and empower pupils in the present and for the future
Support, nurture and value families and carers
Our motto is ‘School, Family, Community’ because we believe that working together is the best way to support children and young people. To make sure we have the knowledge and expertise we need to get the best for all our pupils, we work with an amazing group of internal and external colleagues who aim to help them thrive and grow. This includes making good links with home schools to make sure progress and outcomes are supported consistently.
We value diversity highly, and all staff, pupils and families are treated with equal respect. We believe that our school has much to gain from different abilities, languages, ages, backgrounds and cultures. We aim for our pupils to become active, compassionate and reflective citizens, and our staff model the respectful, collaborative and courteous behaviour we expect from pupils.
We understand the strain that children, young people and their families can come under when they are in hospital, and we believe that continued education is a central part of the recovery process. Pupils are given stimulating and challenging tasks and activities that build skills they can use at their home schools and beyond. We work flexibly to respond to our pupils’ differing needs and abilities as their health and wellbeing changes. Above all, we want our pupils to enjoy their education and become resilient learners.
Learning is a journey we all share, and we strive to continually improve every aspect of our practice through staff training and development. In this way we can be the lifelong learners we hope our pupils will become, and ensure an outstanding education and positive outcomes for all our pupils.