Ethos and Values

Committed to Education

Park Road Support Centre Ethos

Park Road Support Centre aims to offer a broad and balanced curriculum, which is highly personalised and responds to our students’ needs to secure outcomes that represent the best academic achievements for all. The staff aim to improve each student’s holistic life chances leading to an improved quality of life. In order to achieve this, we aim:

  • To provide the highest standards of teaching and learning, via a broad, balanced and creative curriculum which takes into account each student’s learning needs and preferences, and which captures even the smallest of steps of progress via reflective teaching and robust and effective review and assessment

  • To have high expectations of and for all of our students, and to develop self-motivation and, where possible independence through challenge and aspirational targets.

  • To support all of our children and young people in exercising their right to freedom of expression and opinion through all forms of communication, and to their access to information in accessible formats and appropriate technologie

  • To provide impartial advice, guidance and transition planning to support and prepare students for each new educational phase of their life.

  • To give students the opportunity to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  • To enable all pupils and students to participate in every aspect of school life.

  • To promote an inclusive curriculum, ethos and learning environment for all pupils and students – including those whom we support via our outreach service.

  • To oppose and challenge all forms of discrimination, actively promoting and encouraging equality and diversity in all aspects of school life.

  • To encourage all pupils, students, parents, carers, staff, managers and other professionals in partnership with the school to share their views and work collaboratively to ensure best outcomes for all pupils and students.

  • To provide a happy, safe and supportive environment in which to learn and thrive. 

Park Road Support Centre Values Statement

The staff and management board of PRSC believe that it is important that our Students

  • Are respected, valued and listened to, and can develop self-esteem and positive relationships.

  • Feel part of a caring community, are safe and treated with respect, dignity and confidentiality

  • Are taught and encouraged to take responsibility for their own actions and support their awareness of those actions on others

  • Are happy, purposeful, confident and independent.

  • Are able to achieve their own potential, having their achievements recognised and celebrated.

  • Are actively encouraged to contribute to their reviews and action planning.

  • Are enabled to offer opinions which are used in shaping new provision and evaluating current practice.

  • Have access to a wide range of effective, collaborative support and services.

Our Staff

  • Are committed to the welfare and education of pupils and students at all times

  • Collaborate, challenge, support and motivate each other

  • Are flexible, and able to work as part of a team – valuing the principle of a whole centre approach

  • Communicate effectively

  • Work in partnership with parents, managers and other agencies

  • Are committed to maintaining and developing their skills in response to the needs of pupils, students and the centre as a whole

  • Are able to deliver an appropriate curriculum and assess and record the progress of all pupils and students

Our Management Board

  • Work in partnership with all staff

  • Are committed to undertaking appropriate training in order to fulfil their legal responsibilities

  • Are good communicators

  • Are reflective and supportive of all aspects of centre life, maintaining a child-centred ethos in all aspects of their duties

  • Are well informed and valued members of the centre community

Our students’ Parents

  • Feel welcome to be in centre and to be involved in the life of the centre via a collaborative, co-productive approach

  • Have high expectations of the centre’s provision

Teaching and Learning

  • Is consistently good or better, using a variety of methods and approaches, and learning environments, both on site and out in the community, and is rigorously quality assured on a regular and planned basis

  • Continues throughout the centre day. Break-times and meal times giving opportunity for pro-social and social skills learning.

  • Is sharply planned, with ongoing assessment and recording which is supported by senior staff and reflective teaching.

  • Is personalised, engaging and provides stretch and challenge for all of our pupils and students with aspirational targets

  • Conforms to statute and centre policies

  • Gives access to a range of age-appropriate and developmental-appropriate learning opportunities

  • Recognises and promotes achievements in all areas

  • Promotes positive behaviour and independence where appropriate

  • Demonstrates high expectations of all of our pupils and students