Ensuring that no young learner is educationally disadvantaged.
To provide a nurturing & aspirational environment that empowers our students to develop into confident resilient adults who are prepared for the future.
Our core values…
Growth, Resilience, Excellence, Ambition and Respect
- Growth: The act or process, or a manner of growing; development; gradual increase.
- Resilience: The ability of a person to adjust to or recover readily from illness, adversity, major life changes, etc.
- Excellence: The fact or state of excelling; superiority; eminence.
- Ambition: An earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honour, fame, or wealth, and the willingness to strive for its attainment.
- Respect: Esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability.
GREAR: Another form of great
– Urban Dictionary
- To enable our students to flourish and grow in all aspects of their development.
- To build a culture of achievement, ambition and excellence.
- To nurture and equip our students with moral values – honesty, integrity, empathy, respect; and the competencies that will enable them to engage fully.
- To provide a curriculum that is underpinned by creativity, enquiry, functional literacy and numeracy.
- To promote the active involvement of students in their learning and create a pathway of skills and qualifications that leads to further education, training or employment.
- To promote and encourage development of a healthy lifestyle, self-worth, emotional well-being, tolerance and resilience.
- To promote partnerships with parents, professionals and members of the wider community.
- To encourage active citizenship and the readiness of students to make a positive contribution to society.
- To broaden the inclusion and preventative offer of support to at risk students in mainstream schools, thereby reducing or eliminating the need for exclusions.
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.
- Fulfil 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.