Our ethos and aims

Woodcroft’s ethos is based on putting the needs of its pupils first. Our approach is child centred and practical, providing flexibility to adapt to pupil needs and to fit in with local authority services.

We believe that children should be treated with dignity and respect and given equality of opportunity. We believe in raising pupils’ self-esteem by treating them in a positive way. Some children have very special difficulties, but acceptance, understanding and intensive help can bring about change.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all those we work with to share in this commitment.

Woodcroft aims:

  • to offer a safe and supportive environment within which pupils can develop to their full potential and live healthy, satisfying and independent lives within society;
  • to maintain a positive school culture where pupils are motivated and challenged by high expectations and success is consistently celebrated;
  • to support parents and local authorities by providing innovative and flexible services that ensure each pupil’s education is adapted to their needs;
  • to be widely recognised as a specialist centre where information, training and support is shared with parents, other schools, professionals and the wider community.

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