Caring for young people and their families, providing them with opportunities to learn and flourish.
Our intent is to work with children and their families, schools and a range of professionals, including medical staff to support pupils to attend school, to engage with and enjoy learning, to achieve and to become confident and independent adults living fulfilled lives.
The four key values which underpin the work of Arbour Academy are: Belonging, Engaging, Compassion, Learning.
BELONGING: We can succeed together
ENGAGING: We make the most of every opportunity
COMPASSION: We care about ourselves and each other
LEARNING: We enjoy learning and are inspired to learn
All staff are directed to regard behaviour as a form of communication. Arbour Academy pupils are treated with unconditional positive regard, according to person-centred principles. Stages of child development are taken into account when managing behaviour, as the majority of pupils have experienced trauma; there is not a 'one size fits all' rewards and sanctions approach. Pupils have a regularly reviewed risk assessment, depending on individual need. Rewards and/or consequences are selected to meet the needs of the individual pupil in a considered, graduated manner. Pupils' life experiences are appraised when gauging appropriate consequences and rewards.
Pupils are expected to: