At Thomas Bewick School we aim to enable each pupil to:
- communicate and interact effectively with others and the world around them
- become independent learners
- value themselves and their own achievements and accept and show tolerance of others
- enjoy being part of the school community
- participate in and contribute to the wider social community
- lead a safe, happy and fulfilling lifestyle
Core to these aims is the development of outstanding teaching and learning, an excellent partnership between home and school, positive relationships and networks within the multi-agency setting and the commitment to sharing of our expertise in autism with the wider community.
These aspirations are rooted in:
- pupil-centred learning which takes account of pupils’ communication, sensory and social needs
- a “customised curriculum” to suit the learning needs of pupils 3 to 19 years of age
- celebrations of achievements of pupils, staff and the school
- knowledge and understanding of autism and the stress and difficulties for pupils and their families
- happy and positive relationships between all individuals
- learning partnerships between pupils, staff, parents and professional colleagues
- We endeavour to promote mutual respect, trust and value of all individuals in the school community and beyond.
- We are an inclusive school community that provides a wealth of learning opportunities to support and challenge pupils on their journey through the school.
- We have high expectations of our pupils and staff and are proud of our achievements no matter how small.
- We promote an environment which is welcoming, creative, inclusive, interactive and caring.