Our vision for the children at Villa Real School, starts from the earliest of ages, like the rest of the school, the EYFS 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 early learning education in a safe but
stimulating environment that enables every pupil/student to achieve their physical,
emotional and academic potential.
Villa Real EYFS provision works extremely closely with parents/carers and agencies to
ensure a holistic approach to well-being and achievement. We offer Stay and Play/ Catch Ups
along with Nursing team hosted coffee mornings, to foster home-school links and two way
sharing of information. Villa Real employs its own Speech and Language Therapist and
Future Steps Occupational Therapists so that students within the EYFS provision have a
robust package of support programmes for staff to follow. EYFS provision staff work
extremely closely with Social care colleagues to ensure that our students needs are meet
in an all-encompassing way.
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.