The Village School Vision

Vision for The Village School and some of the challenges we face

 

Progress

 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

Inclusion

 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

Entitlement

 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?

 Why are we teaching this?

 Why are we engaging in this activity?

 Is this part of our pedagogy at the Village?

How?

 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?

 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?

Vision

 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

 Extended provision

 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

Challenges

 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

Problem solving

 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

And finally

‘...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’

Tarkowsky1986

Please see below a document outlining The Village School Vision and Core Values