Statement of Principles
The Statement of Principles
At Northease Manor School, we recognise each student as unique with individual needs, acknowledging that a diagnosis will only provide part of the picture for each one. We have a dedicated team of staff, who have developed a mutually supportive ethos with our students and parents, which unites us, welcomes newcomers into our midst and makes the school the truly unique place that it is. Northease offers students the opportunity to achieve the best possible academic results by providing stimulating and personalised learning opportunities in an environment that is friendly, calm, safe, supportive, caring and nurturing. The students also benefit from a wide range of learning experiences, which include GCSE and vocational courses as well as after school activities. As every student has an individualised timetable, support or extension can be put in where it is needed to allow each child to flourish academically and socially.
Students are strongly encouraged to make a positive contribution to the life of the school and community. There is an expectation that our students will achieve mainstream outcomes and be able to pursue Further Education courses either by staying on in our Sixth form or attending colleges independently. Some of our students successfully continue their education at University. In order for children to succeed they need to feel happy and safe; our students thrive as a result of the close relationships that they build with our staff, the integrated approach to teaching and therapy and the sense that nothing is impossible, with the right support.
Our integrated approach to therapy, coupled with the close community we have here at Northease enables us to understand students as a whole and use that knowledge to ensure the best outcomes for each one. Therapists work closely with teaching staff to ensure that therapeutic intervention is generalised across the school and integrated in classroom activities. In addition, teaching staff and therapists work closely together to develop a shared knowledge base which ensures that students are provided with an individualised, differentiated curriculum and Passport that will follow them throughout their life at the school and ensure they reach their full potential when they leave us.
Northease Manor is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Northease inspires confidence and independence, respect, courtesy and responsibility and a sense of belonging that will enable our children to move successfully forward into adult life.
The Senior Leadership team and the Governing Body absolutely support the remit of the school. Our boarding houses are warm, family orientated and homely. Boarders are divided up according to year groups, with the objective of increasing personal independence, co-operation and appreciation of others. Each boarding house has its own residential houseparent who is responsible for the individual needs and welfare of the boarders in their care.
In order for students to succeed they need to feel happy and safe; our students thrive as a result of the close relationships that they build with our staff, the integrated approach to teaching and therapy and the sense that nothing is impossible, with the right support. Every day, it is heart-warming to see and share these successes within the school.