To establish our Vision, Goals and Values we worked with mentors from the Chimp Management company established by the internationally renown psychiatrist Professor Steve Peters. We worked with pupils, staff, governors and other stakeholders to ensure that we had captured the true meaning and purpose of Elemore and what the school aspires to be.

Vision

Our vision for Elemore Hall is to create a happy, positive, successful and worthwhile place to be for all members of the school community.

Goals

  • To encourage parents to be included and interested in their child’s education and provide regular opportunities for information sharing

  • To run activities during the year designed to encourage cooperation between pupils and staff from across the school

  • To ensure that pupils views are heard through regular meetings including PAMs, School Meeting and Junior Leadership Team

  • To provide a range of high quality curriculum subjects leading to accreditation

  • To expect all pupils to achieve accreditation in Mathematics and English

  • To encourage all members of the school community to read for pleasure

  • To ensure that pupils have access to an overt and ‘hidden’ 24 hour social curriculum to develop their personal, social and independence skills

  • To actively engage pupils in extended day and residential activities to develop their social skills

  • To involve all members of the school community in ensuring that the school environment is clean, tidy, safe, cared for and welcoming

  • To encourage a sense of belonging to the school

  • For staff to feel that they are making a worthwhile contribution and that they are included, valued and motivated

  • For every member of the school community to be the best that they can be

  • To use the school grounds and environment to provide opportunities for education, development and enjoyment

  • To ensure that transition into the school is well planned and supportive

  • To ensure that all pupils have well considered and supported plans for moving on from Elemore post16

  • To encourage every member of the school community to be a good and responsible citizen

  • To promote ‘Britishness’ as a sense of identity and belonging

  • To have a positive attitude towards opportunities and development

Values

  • Honesty and integrity are essential in working successfully together

  • A willingness to give things a go and get involved in school events sets a good example to others, opens up opportunities and develops our self esteem and confidence

  • Support and care for others efforts, achievements and feelings help us succeed, celebrate and recover

  • Commitment, endeavour and resilience help us to see things through to the end

  • Inquisitiveness and a desire to learn are important qualities that help people to understand the world around them better

  • Respect for our self improves personal appearance and attitude and has a positive impact on relationships with others and learning

  • Respect for others and their cultures, beliefs, faiths and differences encourages openness, sharing, teamwork, tolerance and decreases bullying

  • Respect for buildings, environment and equipment help make school a better place to be for everyone

  • Presenting ourselves well at all times creates a good impression to others

  • Following the rules, systems and policies in school ensures that everyone knows what is expected of them

  • We seek to be happy through being positive, optimistic and safe

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