Ethos and Vision at Redgate Primary Academy

  • We believe that every child regardless of need or disability should be able to fulfil their potential. We are ambitious and aspirational for all the children. 
  • We believe that all children should have a voice and make it our priority to ensure that a communication system is put in place specific to every child that enables this to take place 
  • We believe that all children should develop their independence and be able to make choices in life so our curriculum is designed to support and encourage this 
  • We believe that all children should be able to care for themselves and keep themselves safe. We include this as part of our curriculum and tailor it to individual needs 
  • We believe that all children should develop and maintain meaningful relationships and work hard to break down the barriers that prevent this 
  • We believe that every child will grow up to be an important member of society who can contribute fully. We believe in establishing the building blocks that will facilitate this in the future, giving children the skills to manage conflict and make appropriate decisions and equipping them for life. 
  • We believe that every child is an individual and a one size fits all education is not appropriate. We adapt and change the curriculum to the needs of each child to ensure they make the most progress possible and fulfil their potential 
  • We believe that inclusion means finding a way for each child to be able to access all aspects of life that everyone else can access including the wider community and not be discriminated against because of need or disability. We ensure that our children access the wider community in a variety of ways from trips to the theatre, visiting shops, cafes, art galleries and libraries and many other places linked to class topics. 
  • We believe that all children are entitled to a stimulating and creative broad and balanced curriculum and ensure that we develop our curriculum in line with national expectations in a way that is relevant to the needs of our children 
  • We believe in providing every child with the right support to help them thrive. This includes sensory therapies, Speech and language programmes, occupational therapy, mentorship and health. It is important that every child has an enriched experience in school. We provide this by using external providers such as music groups, theatre groups and PE specialists. 
  • We believe that the whole family is important and should be included in all aspect of a child’s school life and support families in the home as well as making them welcome in school. We have a wide range of activities in school that include families, from sports days to fun days and craft sessions and special assemblies. We also organise training sessions for parents and carers about autism, Makaton signing and sensory play. Good communication is essential. We share advice given from Speech and Language therapists and Occupational Therapists with parents and carers to support a consistent approach between home and school. We recognise the complex needs of children and are ready and willing to support families by helping children get used to every day situations eg by taking them on visits to particular places they find it hard to cope with as a family. We are also dedicated to supporting and continuing the maintenance of personal care and medical needs when in school. 
  • We believe that every child is entitled to skilled and committed teaching and support staff and we ensure that there is an ongoing and comprehensive programme of training, professional development and support to give of their best and be valued while doing it 
  • We believe that negative displays of behaviour is a form of communication, frustration, anxiety or distress and deal with it in a positive way that helps the child to develop their own way of coping and managing their behaviour. We work closely with parents and carers when developing positive behaviour plans that are collaborative, open and transparent. We believe we should be leading the way in this area. 
  • We believe that the needs of children fluctuate and change and to ensure that our provision is appropriate, we review it regularly through discussion and assessment and make changes where appropriate. We look at good practice in other establishments in order to improve our provision 
  • We believe that the health, happiness and well being of our children is everyone's responsibility and work as a whole school team to fulfil this 
  • We believe that every child deserves to feel good about themselves. Therefore all children are treated with respect by all staff, we work to build up mental resilience, confidence and self esteem 
  • We believe that the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our children should be entwined in everything they do. We have regular assemblies, visitors, PSHE lessons and special days to ensure that children full access to the wider world with all the complexities, diversity and richness that it has to offer