Dysart School will, as far as is possible, remain open to support the families of key workers and the vulnerable children we serve. If you are uncertain about what to do please email dysart-office@dysartschool.org and we will respond to you urgently.

Values and Aims

Our Aims and Values were written in consultation with parents, pupils, governors and staff and incorporate our vision and mission. A pupil-friendly version is displayed in all classes across the school and can be found here

Educating: All pupils are entitled to a bespoke, stimulating and challenging curriculum that is centred around the needs and potential of each individual pupil, where all achievements are celebrated. We aim to provide a holistic curriculum incorporating a understanding of and focus on mental health and wellbeing, driven by pupils’ individual needs, promoting tolerance and respect for others, that promotes a joy of learning and independence.

Enabling: All pupils are entitled to communicate, enabling them to meaningfully interact with others, developing a positive self-worth and identity of themselves. We play a crucial role in nurturing understanding and positive attitudes towards our pupils in the wider community. We aim to promote pupils’ confidence, communication and independence through a range of creative activities in a safe environment, where all are treated with respect, enabling pupils to leave Dysart equipped with the skills to engage as fully as possible in 21st Century Britain.

Evolving: All pupils are entitled to learn in an environment that is constantly evolving to ensure that their needs and potential are always being fully met. We aim to work alongside families, multi-agency professionals, and the local community to reflect on our practice to ensure that we continue to provide a safe, caring environment in which everyone is happy, healthy and ready to learn. Staff should have the confidence, skills and support to think outside the box and try new ideas to continuously raise standards, sparking pupils’ natural curiosity and thirst for learning.

Expectations are high, and everyone shares your commitment to achieving the best outcomes for every pupil.  One parent told me that your level of challenge has even raised her expectations for her own child

Ofsted 2019

You are rightly proud of your work around pupil wellbeing, and ensuring pupils are ready for learning.  This has enabled you to establish a calm and purposeful learning environment for pupils with considerable needs.

Ofsted 2018

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