The Village School Vision
Vision for The Village School and some of the challenges we face
All pupils will make good and outstanding progress
Progress will be tracked and analysed against academic, personal, social and wellbeing, behaviour and therapeutic criteria
Teaching interventions are judged for the success of their impact and respond swiftly to pupil needs as required
Research, innovation and CPLD are the heart of how we support pupils to make best progress possible
All pupils will have access to a stimulating curriculum which is personalised to meet their needs
All pupils have the appropriate resources and kit to support communication and physical development
All pupils’ families and communities are part of The Village. Pupils are valued in their own right
We work as a team and we adhere to our core values an include our partners
All pupils can expect excellent outcomes throughout their school life and aspire to the same on leaving and in the future
All pupils have the right to contribute, belong and be heard
All pupils, and past pupils, should have access to opportunities in the local and wider community
We aspire to the Golden Circle
Why are we teaching this?
Why are we engaging in this activity?
Is this part of our pedagogy at the Village?
How are we going to do this?
How will it meet the needs of this group of pupils or individual?
Is this pupil ready to learn?
How can I support this young person to learn and make progress?
Are the pupils all catered for?
What activity have we selected and does it meet the how and the what?
What do the pupils think about it?
What do our teams think about it?
What do our families and community think about it?
An inclusive community school celebrating diversity
We value and are valued as part of the wider community
Outward looking with improved outcomes
Good and outstanding progress made by pupils
A holistic trans-disciplinary organisation of expertise and support for the whole school community
To achieve excellence in everything we do
Excellent teaching for pupils with complex learning difficulties and disabilities
High quality delivery of training, induction and outreach support
Strong pupil, parent and family voice
Inclusive creative curriculum facilitating independence
Focus on language and communication
Entitlement is key
Differentiated and age appropriate curriculum
Purposeful and safe environment
Excellent quality of care, guidance and support
Outdoor and adapted learning environment
Maximise learning opportunities and experiences
"It takes a village to raise a child" African proverb
3 Villages 2 – 7, 7 – 14, 14 – 19
Shared resources to add value and quality
Discrete learning environments
Flexible accommodation and support
Community access and involvement
Promoting independence and new opportunities
Coordinated multi agency working
Excellent arts and outstanding sports provision
Partnership working and outreach work
Post school partnership focus
The management of change and a responsive staff structure
The budget and funding requires careful planning
A changing national picture and its impact on us
Making the most of our wonderful new building
Meeting pupils’ needs and their statement/EHC requirements
Measuring the impact in interventions
Partnership working and the transdisciplinary approach
Working with and serving the local and wider community
Celebrating the new ethos for our community
Person centred planning approach
Shared vision for all stakeholders with our mission statement and aims and SEND local offer
Organisation of the pupils according to their needs, deploying the appropriately trained staff
Distributed leadership model so that there are specific roles, responsibilities and accountabilities for the community
Robust business plan to support our development and growth
Working in partnership with the local authority and our partners schools in establishing effective provision and outreach services
‘...even if the path to knowledge is unending, no step that takes man nearer to a full understanding of the meaning of his existence is too small to count’