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Vision and Values

Inclusivity and Acceptance

Cury School embraces the principles of inclusivity and acceptance. It values and respects the unique backgrounds, experiences, and needs of all pupils, creating an environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone feels a sense of belonging. 

Holistic approach to well-being

The school's vision recognises that academic success is closely tied to pupils' social, emotional, and mental well-being. It prioritises a holistic approach that nurtures the whole child, ensuring that their SEMH needs are met alongside their educational progress.

Empathy and compassion

The school fosters a culture of empathy and compassion, where pupils, staff, and stakeholders understand and support one another's emotional well-being. It promotes understanding, kindness, and empathy as core values in all interactions, building a supportive and nurturing community.

Advocacy and de-stigmatisation

The school is an advocate for pupils with SEMH difficulties and works towards de-stigmatising mental health challenges. It actively engages in raising awareness, promoting understanding, and challenging misconceptions surrounding SEMH, creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all.

Strengths-based approach

Cury School focusses on pupils' strengths and potential rather than solely on their challenges. It recognises and celebrates their individual talents, abilities, and resilience, fostering a sense of empowerment and self-worth.

Person-Centred Support

The school places pupils at the centre of all decision-making and interventions. It tailors support plans and strategies to meet individual needs, considering their voices, preferences, and aspirations.

Collaboration and partnership

The school values collaboration and partnership with families, external agencies, professionals, and the wider community. It recognises that a strong support network is essential for meeting the complex needs of pupils with SEMH difficulties, and actively seeks to foster strong relationships and cooperation. 

Resilience and Growth Mindset

The school promotes resilience and a growth mindset amongst pupils and staff. It encourages a positive attitude towards challenges, emphasising the importance of learning from setbacks, and providing opportunities for personal growth and development.

Skills for Life and Transition

Cury School prepares pupils for success beyond their time at school. It equips them with essential life skills such as self-regulation, problem-solving, communication, and relationship-building, enabling a smooth transition to secondary education.

Continuous Learning and Improvement

Cury School fosters a culture of continuous learning and improvement. It encourages reflective practice, evidence-based approaches, and ongoing professional development for staff to ensure they are equipped with the best strategies and interventions for supporting pupils with SEMH difficulties.