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Our Purpose

To provide outstanding integrated specialist education, therapy and residential care for pupils with speech, language, communication and other associated complex special educational needs and disabilities.

At St Mary’s we provide a positive environment for learning in which all children and young people can feel safe, secure and supported in their learning and development. However significant needs are, all children and young people have the right to be fully included in their learning experiences. All children and young people should be able to make the most of opportunities to develop their potential and to prepare for life beyond school and college. All adults at St Mary’s provide the highest quality support in order to maximise opportunities for learning at all times. All learning will be accessible, stimulating, motivating, challenging and enjoyable. Our values are crucial in supporting this vision:

  • Promote independence and preparation for life after school
  • Promote inclusion and equality of opportunity
  • Provide accessible, meaningful and challenging activities to promote learning and personal development
  • Promote opportunities to learn about and practice empathy, respect, kindness, trust and collaborative working.
  • Provide opportunities to develop self-esteem and self-worth
  • Develop moral, spiritual and cultural awareness
  • Provide a caring, supportive, safe and stable learning environment
  • Work effectively as a staff team, constantly striving for improvement
  • Celebrate achievements in all aspects of development
  • Provide pupils with opportunities to fulfil their potential
  • Promote enjoyment and pride in learning and achieving
  • Clearly share our values with parents, carers and other stakeholders
  • Manage our resources effectively to ensure maximum benefit to learners