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Headteacher: Mrs J.Dambach
Tel: 01538 306214
Horton Lodge Community Special School
What makes us stand out from the crowd
'Working together, achieving potential - Achieving success through opportunity and aspiration'
We provide high quality teaching and learning where children are challenged and every individual is valued.
On a daily basis this can be observed in
Happy, safe, confident, successful children that feel they are part of a school that cares about them and wants the very best for them
Learning experiences and activities that are meaningful, engaging, relevant and fun
Happy, skilled, dedicated, resourceful, pro-active staff that are accountable at all times, who feel they and their input are listened to and valued, who believe in the children and who are valued and trusted by them in return
Happy, supportive, trusting, informed parents that feel they provide a meaningful input into the education of their child and the general direction of the school
Happy, invaluable stakeholders that feel they are making a meaningful input to the education and wellbeing of the children and that they work in a true partnership with the school
A school environment that visibly respects equal opportunity and maintains dignity and respect at all times
We aim to identify an individual child's holistic abilities (Academic, Physical, Social, Emotional, Behavioural, Communication and Medical) upon entry to the school and baseline their attainment at this point
We aim to identify an individual child's obstacles to learning and development, and through effective interventions reduce the impact of these
We aim to track individual progress on a regular basis utilising quality assured assessment and benchmarking processes
We aim to utilise analysis of individual and group progress to identify and evaluate interventions
We aim to have in place robust and quality assured moderation processes that reinforce the assessment of achievement
We aim to have a high proportion of pupils making exceptional academic progress compared with national figures
We aim to ensure that all work presented to pupils is matched to their needs and enhanced by high aspirations for achievement
We aim to provide pupils with an exceptionally positive climate for learning and a broad, balanced, individualised and high quality curriculum (and extended school experiences) in order to encourage the development of independence, effective learning behaviours, creativity, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
We aim to provide pupils with high quality Conductive Education through which they can access the National Curriculum and EYFS.
We aim to embed the principles of Conductive Education into our teaching at all times
We aim to work collaboratively with parents and other stakeholders in order to maximise the positive impact on pupil outcomes. This will include regular consultation and feedback regarding the impact of this.
We aim to provide an environment supporting a Total Communication approach
We aim to ensure best practice with regard to pupil transition
We aim to facilitate impeccable pupil behaviour at all times by facilitating a pupil's understanding of right and wrong and addressing any potential anti-social behaviour in an appropriate manner
We aim to work effectively with other settings and agencies in order to ensure that all children are safe at all times and that all forms of bullying, including cyber-bullying and prejudice-based bullying do not occur
We aim to nurture the highest possible levels of attendance and punctuality
We aim to provide an environment in which individual differences and cultural diversity are respected at all times
We aim to ensure that our Governing body and Senior Leadership Team have a deep and accurate understanding of the school's performance, focus relentlessly on improving outcomes for pupils and are accountable.
We aim to ensure that we have financial stability, including the effective and efficient management of financial resources such as the pupil premium funding and excellent deployment of staff and resources to the benefit of all groups of pupils
We aim to ensure that our performance management and CPD mechanisms encourages, challenges and supports improvement.