Welcome to The Croft Centre. We work with pupils aged 5-12 years old (EYFS - Year 8) from a variety of backgrounds and educational journeys, offering them a bespoke programme of study based on their individual academic and wider needs and rooted in the National Curriculum. Many of our children and young people have had difficult educational journeys, and our aim is to re-engage them with schooling and prepare them for the next step on their path, whether this is back into mainstream education or on to another specialist setting. We do this through our teaching, but also by working with parents, the pupil’s school (where appropriate) and the multi-disciplinary team at The Croft to build confidence and resilience so the children and young people are ready to face the challenges ahead.
We provide a child-centred learning experience through quality first teaching. Pupil voice is at the centre of all we do, because as a rights-respecting school, we believe that all pupils need a platform where they can express their opinions, and that incorporating pupil voice improves engagement in their academic work and broader educational outcomes.
In the classroom we follow a consistent behaviour management approach in line with the ward approach. This is based on the principles of 1-2-3 Magic by Dr Phelan. Alongside this, building secure, trusting relationships with our children and young people is key to removing barriers to learning.