Welcome to the New Skill Centre. We are an Independent Special Educational Needs (SEN) School for pupils aged 13-16 and 16-21 who have difficulty in accessing mainstream settings and other large educational institutions.
At the New Skill Centre, we strive to improve life chances of every young person who we work with by providing a holistic and supportive approach to teaching and learning. This is delivered through classroom teaching, personalised learning and meaningful interventions enabling every young person the opportunity to reach their potential and gain the success that they deserve.
We are committed to enabling our pupils to overcome their challenges through supporting their academic and social and emotional development. At the New Skill Centre, this is achieved though access to a broad and balanced curriculum, matched to individual need and therapeutic interventions.
At the New Skill Centre, we prioritise working closely and in partnership with all stakeholders, including other professionals and specialist agencies, but especially parents and carers. As a school, we prioritise a strong focus on pastoral support and as such have a dedicated Pastoral and Transition Lead who directly supports pupil transition to the setting and provides individual support for every pupil, throughout the time they are with us.
Our Vision is to provide the best opportunity for pupils to thrive; enabling the young person to progress academically, personally, socially and emotionally so they can fulfil their potential.
Underpinning this vision is the emphasis and value we place on building positive, supportive and trusting relationships with pupils, family members, carers and other professionals. At all times, we are striving to ensure pupils progress academically and to help all pupils become more resilient, adaptable, confident and capable individuals.
To support and enable pupils to become more independent and confident learners who are able to fulfil their academic potential.
To enable pupils to develop social and emotional awareness and resilience through recognition of individual need and planned learning experiences.
To enable pupils to develop their self-esteem, confidence and resilience to help better prepare them for adult life.
To treat pupils with respect and through example, to instil the highest moral values and attitudes towards others.
To offer a balanced curriculum, supported through the implementation of nurturing and holistic approaches.
To create an environment in which students are encouraged to be courteous and considerate to others, respecting their property, personal dignity, opinions and abilities.
To develop and maintain positive relationships with pupils, parents/carers and all other professionals through regular and effective communication.
To improve life chances and outcomes for all pupils.
Our Core Values
- Aspiration and Excellence
- Respect and Trust
- Inclusion and Nurture
- Commitment and Integrity
- Enjoyment and Potential
- Communication and Partnership
- Responsibility and Resilience
We are keen for you to find out more about what we do and would welcome you to get in touch to arrange a visit. Please contact our Office Manager Carol Maile on 01473 290276 who will be able to organise this.