Ethos and Aims At Abingdon House School, Purley
At Abingdon House School, Purley we aim to unlock the significant potential of our unique students.
Our students have unique learning profiles and strengths. Effective learning and teaching are therefore based on understanding a child's individual profiles, nurturing their academic and social development and caring for their wellbeing. The environment is warm and friendly and we are committed to each student's holistic development.
Our ‘4C’s’ provides the pillars of our educational model at Abingdon House School, Purley and encompass the skills, traits and values that we aim to empower our students with;
Confidence Competence Creativity Character
We have a whole school focus on recognising and celebrating our students’ efforts, successes and achievements through a positive approach to behavioural management, which is supported across the school with programmes such as Zones of Regulation and Social Thinking.
We aim to prepare our students for success by:
Having high expectations and aspirations for all, putting the students at the centre of their learning experience;
Developing our students' love for learning;
Working towards a broad range of GCSE and equivalent qualifications
Providing a broad range of opportunities for education outside the classroom;
Ensuring a low staff to student ratio and small class sizes with trained teaching assistants, therapists and teachers using a range of strategies and therapeutic interventions;
Providing our staff with a thorough and comprehensive programme of continual professional development
Providing a combination of class, group and individual lessons with therapy integrated into the school day, including access at lunch and break times;
Providing access to Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy on a need-led basis, using a variety of approaches to meet students’ needs;
Developing, monitoring and implementing an IEP (Individual Education Plan) for each pupil, including targets and strategies to support;
Fostering strong home school relationships, including a thorough cycle of reporting through parent teacher meetings, progress reports and IEPs.
Monitoring progress through a rigorous system of assessment and tracking;
Implementing a consistent system of positive behaviour support;
Placing special emphasis on the development of literacy and numeracy, social skills, language and communication and coordination, sequencing and movement and overall personal development;
Delivering extensive PSHE and Citizenship programmes, as well as Wellbeing and Enrichment Lessons.
Jon Mansell - Headteacher
School policies are reviewed and updated regularly, in line with DFe guidance. Please click on the links below to directly access the following statutory policies.
All school policies can be obtained by contacting the main office. Should you require these policies in another format (eg. in large print, hard copy, translated), please contact the main office. email@example.com
59 Godstone Road, Purley, Surrey CR8 2AN
0208 092 2080
William (Billy) Osborne