THE CORE OFFER
Acorn School supports children and young people between the ages of
8 and 16 who have difficulties with their emotional, social and mental health, as well as other complex needs often associated with autistic spectrum conditions, trauma and attachment disorders
At Acorn School we aim to provide a caring learning environment where students can experience positive learning opportunities that will enable them to develop their full potential socially, emotionally, academically and physically. We aim for our students to develop their feelings of self -worth, grow intellectually, build positive relationships and develop their life and social skills in order that they will become happy, confident and valued members of society.
We Aim to:
What makes us special?
EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY
Acorn School has created an inclusive community in which each person is respected and recognised as of equal value. We aim to ensure that everyone remains safe and stays healthy, whilst at the same time enjoys, achieves, and makes a positive contribution to the wellbeing of the school and wider community. We are committed to the care and well-being of all Students so that they may work and learn in a safe, secure environment. In all aspects of the school, the stakeholders (governors, staff, Students, parents/carers) are committed to working together to ensure that the school community remains true to the equal value principle underpinning its policies. All new policies and protocols are carefully examined to ensure access and equality in diversity. The premise of equality, of ‘opportunity in diversity’, is based on the principle of respect for the individual.
We address each person's unique, academic, physical, emotional, or social needs. All members of the school community work together to create an atmosphere in which each member is valued and can flourish regardless gender, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, age, socioeconomic background, disability, religious or political beliefs, family circumstances, sexual orientation, or other relevant distinction. Students have full access to a broad and balanced curriculum; attention is given to resourcing and the development of an appropriate environment to meet the needs of individual Students and groups within the school community. The language used in the school community, spoken or written, fosters a positive attitude to each individual, group and the wider community.
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I am privileged to be the Head teacher of this nurturing school, where the individual child is at the heart of what we do. We recognise that every student is different, yet equal, and all staff are committed to treating each individual with inclusion, compassion and understanding. We understand that every student will have different needs and offer a safe and encouraging learning environment where, students can feel supported and encouraged to reach their full potential.
At Acorn School we aim to help our students to overcome their individual challenges by supporting them with underlying difficulties that may be leading to displays of frustration. A carefully planned and bespoke curriculum, which includes social development as well as academic and vocational learning allows our students to achieve the best possible outcomes.
BA (QTS) Hons.in Education
What we offer:
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Acorn School then please fill in the form below or contact
Head Teacher. Abbie Heard
DELIVERING OUR VALUES
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We work closely with our children/young people, their families and professionals to create bespoke programmes of learning for students, which are tailored to their educational and social and emotional needs, supporting them to achieve their full potential. This means that we deliver a personalised curriculum, which, where possible, acknowledges the national curriculum and meets the individual needs of our students, whilst also supporting them to meet the outcomes identified in their EHCPs.
To achieve this, every student has an individual education plan which identifies their areas of need and how we can best address them, both in terms of staff approach and the curriculum that they are provided. Our goal is to provide access to the best academic outcomes possible as well as preparing our students for adulthood and the next stage of their education by equipping them with the skills required to achieve personal success.
DELIVERING OUR VALUES