IncludEd Learning is an Independent Specialist School. We are an alternative to mainstream education and work with young people who have struggled to manage in a mainstream environment and for young people with very high Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs. IncludEd aims to provide a safe, stimulating and comfortable environment for students to increase their opportunities, as well as exploring new and interesting activities.
We work with students as a whole and build on their educational attainment as well as their social and emotional well-being. IncludEd offers students advice on Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance, as well as offering individual advice on future choices and opportunities.
We recognise that our pupils have experienced difficulties in responding to the day-to-day challenges of a mainstream school and that they require personalised support in extending their range of emotional, social and behavioural skills and achieving appropriate learning outcomes.
IncludEd is a Trauma Informed School and builds on its success by working in close partnership with referrers, multi agencies and parents/carers. We deliver a holistic approach to cater for the educational and emotional well-being of every young person in our care using the ‘Thrive Approach.’
All of our pupils have a common need for a sensitive and nurturing approach to their education so that they can begin to address some of the issues that have created difficulties for them in mainstream education.
We offer a fresh start for all pupils. We aim to provide an environment where all views are valued and where young people feel enabled to make positive choices regarding their learning and their interactions with others.
Our core values of Enjoyment of learning, Progress, Responsibility, Respect and Tolerance are at the heart of what we do, ensuring we promote a nurturing learning community with the welfare of our pupils, staff and community at its centre.
We aim to provide a nurturing and safe environment, our ethos is to make pupils feel part of a school community that respects one another's differences and diverse backgrounds. Pupils are able to express themselves freely and are encouraged to make positive contributions to the day-to-day running of the school.
We believe that all young people have a right to high quality education whatever their needs. Some young people need more individual support than others and Fundamental to this principle is the right of teachers to teach and the right of children and young people to learn.
Our aim is to help remove barriers to learning through using individualised responses to our pupil’s needs. We passionately believe in giving young people every opportunity to learn and succeed in our friendly, supportive school.