Brent Knoll is a special school for children aged 4 -16 with complex social, communication and interaction difficulties including autism. The school provides a vibrant learning environment offering an enriched curriculum matched to the needs of the child. The school has an outstanding range of Out of School Hours learning opportunities. The school has on-site therapy provision for Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy and our therapists provide workshops for parents to support learning at home.
Brent Knoll School is a learning community. We will be responsive to the needs of all our pupils and staff in a caring and friendly atmosphere, where quality and excellence in all things is encouraged and acknowledged.
There will be a welcoming, calm and purposeful atmosphere within the school. Academic and personal achievement will be celebrated in a variety of ways. Everyone involved in the school will have a shared purpose and pride in the school.
We will ensure that pupils have opportunities to develop positive, responsible and caring attitudes alongside personal, social and learning skills. There will be high expectations of achievement and social behaviour with agreed principles between staff and pupils. We will encourage self-confidence; self respect and respect for others. Opinions will be valued.
Every member of staff will work as part of a team and will be actively involved in the all aspects of school life. The Headteacher will recognise and value the skills and opinions of individuals. Continuous professional development will be encouraged and supported. The school governors will be supportive and aware of the needs and development of the school and of its staff.
It will be the responsibility of the whole school community to realise this vision.