Attend Aspire Achieve
Lexden Springs will teach learners to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to reach their full potential and develop independent skills for life.
To become an Outstanding all-age Special School which will effectively meet the needs of pupils with a widening range of learning difficulties and achieve high standards balanced by realistic expectations.
To become a centre of lifelong learning in which our staff are enabled to develop and improve their professional skills and share in our vision supported by effective communication.
To continue to develop personalised learning through individual study programmes.
To ensure rigorous School development through a cycle of monitoring and improvements and readiness to be adaptable to meet new challenges. This will include appropriate provision for Early Years Foundations Stage and Post 16.
Ethos and Values
At Lexden Springs School
we believe all pupils are entitled to develop to their fullest potential -
academically, socially, emotionally, physically, morally, spiritually and
aesthetically, enabling each pupil to grow in confidence, and able to
participate in the wider community. The school leadership strives to be
reflective evaluative and outward looking in all aspects of school life.
We aim to raise achievement through active independent learning in partnership
with the vital support of parents.
The following aims act in support of our ethos:
The curriculum should be broad, balanced, coherent and relevant. Staff have
high expectations of pupils. They are always encouraged to work to the
fullest extent of their capabilities in all aspects of the curriculum.
Our school strives to recruit and retain high quality and motivated staff.
The school and its governors are fully committed to ensuring the physical and
mental health of all pupils. In support of this commitment, the school encourages
pupils to maintain a healthy lifestyle, taking exercise and following a healthy
diet. We support these aims by providing a rich variety of curricular and
extra-curricular activities, providing both breadth of experience and opportunities
for personal/social development.
An important emphasis is placed upon the pupils personal development,
independence, self-discipline and self-esteem. Skills for life, and self-motivation are
promoted. Pupils are encouraged to play an active role both in the school and
wider community by developing sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others
regardless of differences.
The school will have a warm and friendly atmosphere for all who work within it
and for visitors and other working partners. We will work to provide an
environment in which children will feel safe secure and happy enabling them to
develop effectively. We will value each pupil as an individual enabling them to
develop a positive self-image. We aim to encourage self-discipline and respect
for others self-confidence and the confidence to make informed choices and
To help pupils develop personal spiritual and moral values, an understanding of
religious and beliefs, a tolerance for others and their cultures, and ways of
To promote equal opportunities for all pupils.