Abbot's Way prides itself on a specialist, vibrant environment which enables our students to feel safe and to trust. This nurtures and fosters self belief and self esteem
Abbot's Way has a real family feel, and is a school where it is truly the case that “every child matters”
Our united, holistic approach ensures that our team understands what makes each young person tick and so can help them to feel able to speak up, to feel supported and to settle. We focus on understanding our students' unique personalities and gifts - building positive relationships is at the heart of our ethos.
Our tutor team co-ordinate each student’s life at Abbot’s Way and assure high quality pastoral support, ensuring that students are feeling secure and confident
Crucially, ongoing communication is maintained between relevant therapists, teaching staff and parents. Tutors are the first point of communication for parents and other staff, in relation to each child. They lead a strong, communicative pastoral network to underpin our students’ safety and welfare.
Our enriching, innovative Learning for Life programme is delivered through our tutor team. It is as visual, active and relevant as the other subject areas of our 'Learn to Thrive' curriculum
Learning for Life is made up of 4 strands which lend themselves to pair and group work, projects and themed days:
Next Steps --- World of Work
Community --- Money --- WorldWideWeb
Body Health --- Brain Health --- Myself --- Keeping Safe
Social Skills (also supported through Therapy)
Relationships --- Empathy --- Ourselves --- Keeping Safe