Mission to support pupils with SEMH
We aim to provide an education which delivers outstanding outcomes for children with social, emotional and mental health needs. Underpinning this will be high expectations and aspirations for all, so we ensure that all children make good progress from whatever their starting points and are supported to achieve accreditation and qualifications which enhance their life chances.
We will ensure that children have positive destinations to move on to in the next stage of their lives. We believe it is essential children experience a ‘rite of passage’ through which they can grow and develop increasing maturity towards that goal. We will make links with local employers, apprenticeship opportunities and Further Education and Higher Education providers.
For this reason we shall establish three phases in the school; a Key Stage 2 phase, a Key Stage 3 phase and a Key Stage 4 phase. Each of these phases will have distinctive features and an appropriate curriculum offer. Within the phases we shall combine a strong curriculum offer with multi-agency and therapeutic support and we shall work in partnership with Suffolk County Council and other local providers to deliver this.
The curriculum will be organised to educate the whole person: head, heart and hands, based on Pestalozzi’s educational philosophy: students will have the chance to think and develop their academic and intellectual abilities to care about other and explore and understand their emotions and explore moral attitudes and they will experience practical activities and develop their social skills, character and common sense
The Sir Peter Hall Star Charter lists the co-curricular experiences that all Sir Peter Hall students will have the opportunity take part in.
Our School is named after a famous theatre director and Sir Peter Hall School will have creativity at the heart of its curriculum, with opportunities to watch and take part in live drama performances, to learn about drama and how to support dramatic productions as well as wider creative opportunities through digital media, music and music production. Creativity unites head, hand and heart.