Jeremiah chapter 29 verse 11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Curriculum Intent Statement
All students at St Anne’s are unique and precious in the sight of God and also valued as part of our school community. Every student has a place in that community and a part to play. For students who have additional needs that community and the future can seem daunting and uncertain. In the Bible God tells his people that he has a plan for them, so although the current academic, social or mental health journey may seem like an uphill struggle, He will be with them and will never leave them as they move through life fulfilling the plan He has already made for each of them.
In the SEND department we encourage all the students to be ambitious in their aspiration to achieve academically and also to develop lifelong qualities and characteristics that will define them as moral citizens of the future. We encourage them to always give of their best, thereby teaching a sense of the taught (academic subjects) and the untaught (personal qualities and values) curriculum. This may not mean the students always “getting it right” but it does mean as far as possible independently having determination to complete a task, then feeling able to respectfully discuss difficulties they encountered or differences in opinion.
Students are presented with the tools they need, then encouraged and supported to find their way through the challenges they face, both academically, socially and morally. Thus ensuring students leave St Anne’s as confident, resilient citizens who are compassionate and respectful towards others, thus preparing them to belong as a citizen of the wider community of further education and eventually work.
The SEND department offers the Nurture Group each lunchtime, which offers support to vulnerable students in the form of a designated place to go during unstructured time.