Ethos Statement

At Alt Bridge, we are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for each of our learners. We believe that this can only be achieved in partnership with families and young people. We are therefore dedicated to partnership working and person-centred practices, through which we are determined to know our pupils well and to learn of their aspirations. Being able to connect with others through positive relationships that are characterised by trust, certainty and positivity is a goal we hold for our whole school community.

Our pupils are exceptional people with a huge range of abilities, interests and views. We will be relentless in our drive to achieve the highest standards possible for our pupils and will use individualised approaches in working towards the high expectations we all share for them. We want their voice to be heard in society, for them to be able to make a positive contribution and succeed in the paths they choose. To achieve this, we will continuously promote the characteristics of independence, determination and resilience.

Our calm and caring approaches will enable learners to access the curriculum successfully and develop the personal skills they need in order to lead successful lives. The well-being of our pupils is of paramount importance and we seek to promote the five keys steps to achieving good mental health and well-being;

  • Connect– connect with the people around you
  • Be active– Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life
  • Keep learning– learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence
  • Give to others– even the smallest act can count, whether it’s a smile, a thank you or a kind word
  • Be mindful– be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you

 

We celebrate the wide diversity of our pupils and endeavour to educate the whole school and wider community about equality. We believe that our students can do amazing things and want them to develop a growth mindset so they can appreciate that learning does not just occur within the structures of school life but is instead, a lifelong pursuit.

 

Mrs Menagh

Head teacher

September 2019