Values and Ethos:

“Enjoy, Achieve, Exceed.”

Our pupils will:-

  • Achieve their full academic potential

  • Look back on Swanwick School & Sports College with a wealth of positive memories and worthwhile experiences

  • Become independent, confident young adults and responsible members of society

  • Understand the choices available to them and the consequences of their actions

  • Acquire the life skills, qualifications and self worth to achieve their full potential and access further opportunities in adult life.

  • Respect themselves, have a positive self-image and a positive outlook on life

  • Be tolerant and respectful of others beliefs, views, abilities and culture

  • Be able to learn and work successfully both individually and with others

  • Be adaptable learners and thinkers

  • Be informed and willing to make a positive contribution to society

  • Be able to make healthy lifestyle choices

  • Have the skills, knowledge and experience to achieve economic well being


This will be achieved through:-

  • An ethos where every member of the Swanwick School & Sports College community’s successes and achievements are celebrated

  • A broad, balanced and relevant curriculum

  • A highly skilled staff team providing positive role models both academically and socially.

  • High expectations both academically and socially

  • Innovative and exciting teaching tailored to meet individual learning styles that inspires independent working skills, investigative thinking and reflective learning

  • Provision of a safe, stimulating and caring environment free from bullying and discrimination

  • Provide a variety of opportunities to achieve every young person’s full potential

  • Providing opportunities for young people to push their boundaries both academically, vocationally and emotionally in a supported and structured fashion.

  • Good communication, relationships and partnerships centred around the child involving the school, parents/carers and other agencies

  • An enriching programme of interactive visits, residential experiences and extra curricular activities which inform career pathways and employment opportunities

  • Providing time, care and attention for every young person and their individual needs

  • Providing high quality PE and Outdoor & Adventurous Activities to encourage future hobbies and broadening of horizons.

  • Positive interaction with both mainstream and special school peers

  • Opportunities for pupils to voice their opinions in decision making both on a personal and whole community level

  • An educational climate which promotes mutual respect, provides appropriate role models and opportunities for personal development

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