At Meadowcroft School we aim to enhance educational, physical, personal and spiritual development and well-being, by taking into account the individual needs of all pupils in the school environment. By working together with the therapeutic team, the school aims to provide a holistic approach to learning.
Ethos and Values
At the Meadowcroft School we believe that every child and young person has the potential to be a ‘STAR’. We provide a bespoke system that underpins and runs throughout our core values for staff, pupils and all stakeholders.
Self-Belief: We believe all students have the right to learn what is in our full curriculum offer; we have a duty to ensure all students are not provided with a narrowed or marginalised version and to develop their self-belief to comprehend and complete tasks to a good standard.
Trust: We want all students to achieve a full understanding of the knowledge specified in the curriculum for each year. We use rigorous examinations and assessments on demand and constant in-class assessment to judge the progress of our students. Meadowcroft school will only put students through this when we trust the learners are ready, these relationships with our learners have to be built on trust.
Aspiration: We won’t constantly amend the curriculum offer. Whilst we will make occasional adjustments to meet the needs of child or young person through annual vocational options in the secondary phase, we will aim for stability for all our young people. This will allow teachers to develop expertise and teaching materials to support the curriculum. This in turn will support our students to have the ambition to achieve their learning goals.
Respect: Our curriculum specifies the knowledge that should be taught, provides resources to assist with this and exemplifies successful learning. It leaves the job of bringing knowledge to life, of providing context, humour and memorable classroom moments to our teachers. This is because each of them is individually skilled and learning is, at its best, a personal experience and respect is founded on relationships between teachers and students.
To help every child and young person become a ‘STAR’ we promise to:
- Provide a safe and engaging place, where every child can learn.
- Provide a broad, balanced curriculum which is differentiated to meet the needs of the individual.
- Write Individual Learning Plans (IEP) which are shared with parents/carers and revised regularly throughout the year.
- Offer regular consultations to discuss pupil progress in addition to a pupil’s School Report, Education and Health Care Plan review meetings and Transition meetings.
- Work with a range of professionals and outside agencies to support the needs of the individual.
- Continue to expand our work experience and career education across the secondary phase group.