Our students’ successes are derived from the highest educational and care standards delivered by a committed team against a clear set of guiding principles.
Our integrated learning approach, which involves the active participation of the education, clinical and residential teams, aims to provide each student with a 24-hour learning environment tailored to their specific needs
Unlike mainstream Further Education establishments, Beechwood College measures success based on completion of learning programmes which incorporate a range of goals set with the students, their families and their existing support workers when they arrive at the College.
These goals can include both achievement of formal qualifications but also the attainment of essential life skills, which are aligned to their current and future needs such as home management skills, as well as their own goals which reflect personal interests such as sport activities.
To Value, Support and Empower
We aim to create, develop and maintain a valuing, supportive and empowering culture that will provide for the holistic needs of our students in a sensitive way
To build Self-Confidence
We foster a positive self-image, building self-confidence through praise and encouragement
To encourage a positive attitude to life and learning
We encourage a positive attitude to life and learning, enabling each student to reach his/her full educational potential
To create an environment where everyone feels valued
We want to ensure that not only students but staff feel valued and that prejudice is challenged on all levels
To promote a partnership culture
We work closely with staff, parents, carers, students and their representatives to ensure that decisions are mutually agreed and everyone feels they have an equal contribution
To fully prepare our students for their future lives
Through teaching and development of appropriate social, independence and academic skills we work to prepare our students for the next stage in their adult lives
We work to forge links with the wider community, exploring inclusion for our students wherever possible, enabling, empowering and enhancing their roles as member of the community