Hednesford Valley High

Hednesford Vallery High School

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Mission Statement

Hednesford Valley High is a generic Secondary Special School.  We safeguard students and provide a positive environment where both students and staff are given the opportunities to believe, succeed and achieve.

Vision

At Hednesford Valley High we work to ensure our students become as independent as possible so they can successfully access the adult world when they leave school.

Ethos

To work with a child centred approach to meet all students Special Educational Needs to develop independence.

Aims

  • To give students the confidence to believe that they can achieve.
  • To equip all young people with the skills, knowledge and confidence for lifelong learning and independence.
  • To ensure all students feel safe, secure and happy enabling them to succeed and achieve.
  • To develop emotional resilience and mental well-being.
  • To equip students with social skills that will allow them to become active members of their local community.
  • To give students opportunities, skills and experiences for a healthy life style and develop hobbies/interests.
  • To teach students how to manage their money and make financial decisions.

Objectives

Students

  • To ensure a smooth transition into school, through each key stage and leaving school.
  • To feel safe and secure within the school environment
  • To access to a broad and balanced curriculum at Key Stage 3
  • To extend the curriculum to combine vocational and academic subjects at Key Stage 4 to prepare students for the next stage.
  • To be able to have choices in the curriculum from 14 to 19 to enable personalised learning pathways.
  • To be provided with widely recognised external accredited courses.
  • To have their achievements recognised and rewarded.
  • To have the opportunity when and wherever possible to take part in external experiences to promote confidence and well-being.
  • To become independent learners.
  • To develop resilience for an ever-changing future.
  • To become independent citizens able to access all areas of the local and wider community.
  • To develop social and emotional aspects of learning and develop emotional resilience.
  • To become confident individuals, developing life skills and an understanding of safe use of technology.
  • To have a voice and be involved with school developments.
  • To have equal opportunities.

School

  • To give staff opportunities to access professional development to facilitate the needs of the students
  • To effectively communicate with and support staff.
  • To build good and rewarding relationships with parents and carers and ensure equal opportunities.
  • To keep parents and carers well informed as to their child’s progress and events within the curriculum through effective communication.
  • To build good and rewarding relationships with student support agencies.
  • To build good and rewarding relationships with local businesses to enable a range of activities and work experience.
  • To work closely with the local community and all stakeholders to enrich the lives of our students.For Governors to carry out their duties diligently and take an active part in the school community.
  • To collaborate with other schools locally and nationally.
  • To work within British Values and to be aware of other values and beliefs.