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Community Inclusive Trust

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Community Inclusive Trust

Welcome to our very special school

Although we are a small school, we have big ideas!

At The John Fielding Special School we provide a curriculum that is aspirational, relevant and engaging. We want everyone here to be happy and eager to come to school. We want everyone to do their best and get the most out of their time here. We want to develop the skills of our young people so that they are prepared for life beyond school. Starting school for the first time, or starting again at a new school, can be a very daunting experience for pupils and parents, but we will do everything we can to make it as easy as possible.

To provide this we have an experienced and dedicated staff team who are constantly searching for new ways of helping our pupils. We pride ourselves on the family atmosphere that prevails and on our strong links with families and the local community. The pupils are enthusiastic learners who take advantage of all the opportunities provided.

John Fielding Special School aims to provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum designed to meet the unique needs of all of our pupils. Our pupils can range in age from 2 -19 Years old and all have severe learning difficulties, some also have an autistic spectrum disorder, epilepsy, a physical disability, sensory impairment, medical needs and/or a communication difficulty.

We ensure all pupils are given the opportunities they deserve to participate in a full and varied curriculum, promoting their spiritual, cultural, moral, educational and physical development to the full. The school works closely with parents, governors, other professionals, the Local Authority and the local community to promote high standards.

The John Fielding Special School values itself on providing a secure, stimulating and happy environment with an emphasis on developing communication skills. We help our pupils to be sensitive to the needs of others, to develop a sense of worth and high self-esteem. Our ethos is to encourage our pupils to take an active part in the life of the school and to become happy, caring young people capable of contributing to society in a positive way.

We achieve our aims by: working in partnership with parents and other professionals; offering a quality curriculum designed both to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and the needs of our pupils; placing a high emphasis on staff development and working closely with local schools, colleges and the wider community.

Richard Gamman - Head Teacher

Our Mission:-

We are a caring and respectful family, committed to maximising the learning and development of our students, supporting them to become happy and fully-included members of their community. 

Our Aims and Values:

To respect and value all members of our community for their individuality and uniqueness.

To expect the very best for and from our pupils at all times.

To maximise independence and skills for adulthood.

To enable our young people to express themselves and have their voice heard.

To enrich the lives of our young people with a challenging and relevant curriculum tailored to individual need.

To work in partnership with families and our community.

To do everything in our power to keep our pupils safe and healthy.

To promote happiness and well-being, recognising the importance of these to learning and development.