The aims and values of High Peak School are focused on maximising every individuals’ potential to develop into a confident, resilient, critical thinkers and skilled young person who will make a positive contribution to society and live as independent a life as possible.
The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. The school constantly provides enrichment opportunities to engage and enhance learning. Enrichment opportunities provide memorable experiences and ensure there are no limits to the learning environment and a pupils’ curiosity and a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. Leaders ensure that the curriculum is designed to prepare pupils with the knowledge and skills to access the next phase of education, training or employment.
We are therefore committed to the following principles:
• To respect and value all individual pupils and staff
• To provide the highest standards of care and education
• To ensure safety, security and opportunities for success
• To foster pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development
High Peak School delivers a differentiated curriculum which is aligned to pupils’ ages, levels of ability, needs, interests and aspirations. It is coherent, imaginative and well-planned and sequenced, building systematically on prior experiences. There is integrated therapeutic support as necessary and a focus on developing resilience and preparing pupils for the next stage in their lives. A combination of on and off-site learning is delivered as appropriate for each individual. This specialist curriculum is tailored to our pupils’ individual needs and based on a person-centred planning framework.
All pupils will have access to a broad and rich curriculum.
View our Curriculum Policy.