Our Aims

The school aims to provide a level of care and development that is at the forefront for children with social and communication difficulties. In meeting this goal we have developed some key objectives that provide a focus for the way the school works:

  • To remove or reduce student's barriers to learning
  • To assist students to develop effective systems of communication and social interaction
  • To develop students ability to adapt to, and accommodate change
  • To encourage students to positively manage their own behaviour and difficulties
  • To provide a calm and supportive environment to enhance learning opportunities
  • To work in partnership with parents and other professionals
  • To prepare students for each successive stage in their development and for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life
  • To ensure a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum appropriate to the physical, emotional, developmental, social and spiritual needs of the individual, including access to the National Curriculum
  • To provide a positive and stimulating environment, which recognises and develops the autonomy and self worth of the individuals
  • To educate against prejudice and discrimination based on differences such as religion, gender, race, class, sexuality or disability
  • To provide multi-sensory and structured methods of teaching
  • To be flexible in our approach

Our Values

Blue Skies supports the principles of Every Child Matters and its 5 key outcomes

  • be healthy
  • stay safe
  • enjoy and achieve
  • make a positive contribution
  • achieve economic well-being

Fulfilling the Every Child Matters principles is at the heart of everything the school tries to achieve and they guide our key values:

  • To raise the achievement, both academic and social, of all our students
  • To train all staff to meet the needs of our students
  • To work in partnership with the LEA, other schools and professionals to provide a multi disciplinary approach, to meet the needs of our students
  • To develop partnerships with business, industry and the local community
  • To promote a strong ecological and environmental approach throughout the school
  • To promote parental involvement in the school through parent groups and parent partnership