Ensuring that no young learner is educationally disadvantaged.
Sils is committed to providing a dynamic and responsive learning environment where pupils are presented with opportunities to develop into confident responsible adults. All staff aim to meet the range of pupils needs and actively promote harmonious relationships in all areas of school life. All staff will strive to remove barriers to access, participation, progression, attainment and achievement; in order to achieve better outcomes for our young people. We are committed to the development of the whole person within a supportive, secure and creative environment, and take seriously our contributions towards community cohesion.
We aim to promote equality, tackle all forms of discrimination and uphold the Sils Core Values of:
- Success and achievement
The objectives to achieve the vision:
- Build closer partnerships between Sils, mainstream schools, as well as other service providers; to facilitate early intervention and provide better integrated support.
- Offer personalised provision with multi-agency support for the families, carers and young people who attend Sils.
- Fulfill the statutory responsibilities of Southwark Children’s Services to provide full time education for those excluded from school.
- Support young parents returning to education in partnership with Southwark College and pupils with exclusions of 6 days or more.
- Demonstrate improvement in attendance, reduction in fixed term exclusions and academic progress parallel to a mainstream environment.
- Deliver optimum communication pathways with learners and all stakeholders, employing new technologies.
- Ensure students leave Sils as confident, independent young adults, with integrity, who are ready to make a positive contribution to society.
- To create distinct learning environments at Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and at the YPEC that meets the needs of pupils at each provision.
- Develop the leadership within Sils to provide support across both key stages and deliver the shared vision for the entire school.
- Include a wide range of multi-agency teams to provide support and guidance for pupils, their families and carers and staff. The engagement of the families and carers of individual learners is a key factor in the potential for significant change in the behaviours that have contributed to permanent exclusion from mainstream school.
- Further develop a personalised curriculum that ensures young peoples’ academic and pastoral needs are met. Retaining young people within education and narrowing the achievement gap is of paramount importance to employment and/or further education.
- Extend continuing professional development (CPD) to ensure that all staff assume shared responsibility for the education and well-being of young people within Sils,
- To work with mainstream schools and academies to develop effective partnerships that support students’ behaviour and attendance.
- To provide access to preventative short stay placements at KS3 as well as, day 6 provision, with a view to improved student behaviour and reduced levels of exclusion within the school community.