What makes us stand out from the crowd
Learn about our Aims and Ethos.
At Horton Lodge School we have a commitment to…
Outstanding attainment and achievement for all our children
Rigorous safety at all times
Complete professionalism and accountabilities at all levels
Embedding dignity and respect in all that we do
The maintenance of the highest standards of passion and care
The belief that every child is an individual
The creation and maintenance of a communication-rich environment
A warm, nurturing and friendly school environment that celebrates achievement
Impeccable behaviour at all times
The shaping of effective attitudes/behaviours for learning and life and the provision of opportunities to practice these
The cultivation of Children's Voice, choice-making and increasing independence
A positive climate for learning
The cultivation of empathy and respect for other children and cultures
Welcoming visitors and new arrivals to the school
Provision with P.R.I.D.E.
At Horton Lodge School we seek to maintain PRIDE in all that we do.
We value and respect all adults and children with whom we work.
We work hard to establish excellent working relationships with parents, professionals and colleagues, through teamwork, good communication and mutual respect.
We maintain the highest standards of integrity in all that we do, deliver on our promises and promote a safe environment for all.
We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality provision for our children, embracing continuous improvement and actively support the development of our staff.
We strive for excellent outcomes for all our children
We aspire to deliver;
A high quality, well-planned, broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum that embraces principles and best practice of Conductive Education and actively promotes a child's holistic development
High quality teaching with incisive learning interventions that maximise positive impact on learning
Robust assessment and tracking procedures
Extended school experiences
Effective moderation and benchmarking
Collaborative working with home
A communication-rich environment
Robust Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures
Zero tolerance of racism/bullying/discrimination
Positive learning environments
Regular consultation with stakeholders (children, parents/carers/staff/external agencies)
A positive approach to behaviour management (emphasis on child ownership of behaviours)
Robust monitoring of attendance and punctuality
Robust strategic leadership with vision, prioritisation and a clear sense of direction that impacts positively on outcomes for children
Quality assurance through appropriate mechanisms of support and challenge
Robust financial management and value for money
High quality Continual Professional Development
Positive collaborative working with external agencies (e.g. Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Nursing)
The provision of opportunities for children to rehearse attitudes/behaviours for learning and life
Collaborative working across the Federation with Springfield School
Strong community links
Attentiveness to pupil voice
A warm, nurturing and friendly ethos that celebrates achievement
A focus on skills for life
An emphasis on the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural needs of children
Early intervention and support