Whole Child Development
Students at Abbot's Way achieve their personal potential, something possible only in a specialist environment which provides the very best in both support and challenge, in order to engage and inspire young people.
Your child is at the very heart of our holistic ethos. Ahead of monitoring students’ academic and pastoral progress, we prioritise and assure every young person’s development in its entirety:
Cognitive; memory, attention, processing, intelligence
Social and emotional; interactions, regulation and expression
Speech and language; the ability to understand and use spoken language
Physical; gross and fine motor skills, sensory awareness and processing
Our unique environment and approach supports maximum development in all four areas, providing effective, specific intervention where required.
Our approach to academic and pastoral assessment is:
We believe that the purpose of assessment is to:
Enable a student to recognise their 'brilliance', achievements and progress.
Enable a student to develop self-esteem, motivation and self-belief.
Enable a student to recognise and set suitable personal targets and monitor their progress towards achieving them.
Establish a student’s initial level of attainment (baseline), in order to:
set ongoing termly personal targets
set personal targets for the end of the year and end of each learning chapter
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project an appropriate personalised progress path towards achieving those targets
Establish a student’s achievements and progress towards achieving their targets, so that these can be shared with students and parents.
Enable our team to monitor a student’s progress and assure personalised planning and resourcing for a student’s next steps towards achieving their potential.