School Ethos, Values and Safeguarding


At Greenvale, the primary aims and main priorities are pupil wellbeing and achievement. Consequently we aim;
  • That the whole school community should enjoy and achieve. All achievement should be recognised and celebrated.
  • To develop a creative, stimulating and relevant curriculum tailored to the individual needs of the learner.
  • To work in partnership with students, families, the multi-disciplinary team and the wider community to meet individual needs.
  • To provide a secure, safe and supportive environment to promote maximum independence, confidence and learning.

The school works to foster a spirit of mutual co-operation and self motivation It endeavours to be a learning community in which all can progress and develop together, and in which students can contribute to decisions about their own learning needs. The school is committed to continuously improving its performance.

The shared values which the school aims to develop include; respect for each other, students, staff and parents or carers; consideration and support. All of the above is incorporated into a learning environment which is first and foremost educational, but is also caring and supportive and aims to make learning an enjoyable experience.

With this in place we are in the best position to ensure that Greenvale will prepare our students for adult life beyond school and enable them to achieve according to their potential.
At Greenvale School we have a primary responsibility for the care, welfare and safety of all students in our charge. We are committed to practice that protects children from harm. Greenvale staff are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ as far as safeguarding is concerned. When concerned about the welfare of a child, staff members should always act in the interest of the child. We encourage a culture in which all staff believe safeguarding to be of the highest importance and understand that their vigilance is critical. We want all staff to feel confident to discuss their concerns with designated staff/Governors and have clear lines of protocol in place for how to do this. At Greenvale School as far as possible, in the context of the complex needs of the students, we teach students about safeguarding themselves in and outside of school, including online, through a broad and balanced curriculum. We establish and maintain a culture in which children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to. We present a school environment within which students feel safe and secure, so that any concerns are more readily identified.