Like the rest of the school, the 14-19 provision at Villa Real is committed to Article 23 United Nations Convention Rights. This states that a child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life in conditions that promote dignity, independence and an active role in the community. Children with disabilities are able to live a full and decent life in conditions that promote dignity, independence and an active role in the community
To offer a personalised, inclusive and appropriate education in a safe but stimulating environment that enables every pupil/student to achieve their physical, emotional and academic potential.
Villa Real 14-19 provision works extremely closely with parents/carers and agencies to ensure a holistic approach to well-being and achievement. Villa Real employs its own Speech and Language Therapist and Future Steps Occupational Therapists so that students within the 14-19 provision have a robust package of support programmes for staff to follow. 14-19 provision staff work extremely closely with Social care colleagues to ensure that our students needs are meet in an all-encompassing way.
We always act in the best interest of the pupils/students. We promote clear and open communication in a happy and nurturing environment. We champion dignity and independence, encouraging our pupils/students to take an active role in their family, school and community.
We have high expectations of pupils/students, staff, Governors, families and other agencies, set high goals, celebrate success and are committed to improving the quality of everything we do for pupils/students.
We are open to new ideas and embrace change. Pupils/students and staff are encouraged to question, to challenge perception and expectations, to push boundaries in order to develop dynamic and creative solutions.
Our aim is to take personal responsibility for using resources efficiently to provide the highest quality learning opportunities, maximising progress and outcomes.
We are a school where everyone is respected and valued for their contribution. We thrive on our diversity and work in partnership to improve the quality of life for our pupils/students and their families.
We are a school committed to the Total Communication approach and an Open door policy with all stakeholders in the best interests of the pupils/students.
We aim to promote positive mental health for every child, parent / carer and staff. We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at identified vulnerable pupils and families. Villa Real employs its own student counsellor which all students may have access to.
In addition to promoting positive mental health, we aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health. Villa Real 14-19 provision works closely with CAMHS and the Durham behaviour Team. We recognise that by developing and implementing practical, relevant and effective mental health procedures we can promote a safe and stable environment for children affected both directly, and indirectly by mental ill health.