The Headteacher’s Welcome
We are a special school in every sense. Our dedicated staff are passionate about providing the best possible opportunities and education for all of our students. Our students are unique and we work hard to understand ways to support and guide them on an individual basis. We celebrate difference, we challenge ourselves and the students, we resolve conflict and we have high expectations about student behaviour, relationships and attainment. Supporting our students can be a challenge but this is far out weighed by the pleasure we get from seeing them grow and progress in all aspects of their lives.
Many of our students exhibit very challenging behaviour and have found it difficult to cope in mainstream settings. Sometimes their early schooling will have been chaotic and fragmented so often they will have fallen behind their peers academically. This can result in self-esteem issues and anti-social behaviour. When a student comes to Belmont Park we see it not as a punishment but as an opportunity to turn their lives around. They all have the right to achieve and we believe that every parent and carer has the right to expect that our school will do its very best for their child. We work in partnership with parents, carers and other agencies to help our students make positive choices and changes which will serve them better in their future life.
A key feature of what we do at Belmont Park is teaching our students to take responsibility for their behaviour and its consequences. They learn to put things right when they go wrong, together with learning the values of tolerance and respect for themselves and others. We do not believe it is acceptable for our students to behave in an unsafe or inappropriate way without regard to other people. We have very clear rules, expectations and consequences, and the highest expectations for all who work and learn at Belmont Park School. We show our students how to build positive relationships. By doing all of this during the time our students are with us, we develop their academic and personal skills and confidence that will enable them to be responsible adults who have jobs and happy relationships.