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Small Haven School provides a therapeutic, secure, and caring environment in which to teach its students and prepare them for their return to mainstream education if appropriate. Working in partnership with parents/carers we will address their educational and personal development needs through Individual Educational Plans & Individual Behaviour Plans. Small Haven School is committed to the protection and safety of its students and has an open and honest culture working within the schools policies and procedures.


Aims and Objectives

Aims of the School

  • To provide appropriate education for up to thirty students within the six to sixteen years age band, who are unable to attend mainstream education, and may have emotional, social and behavioural difficulties and other associated learning difficulties.
  • To help students develop their literacy and numeracy skills.
  • To help students develop confidence in their ability to access and succeed in education.
  • To give the children access to a broad and balanced curriculum including the National Curriculum, Religious Education and Personal, Social, Health and Cultural Education.
  • To assist parents/carers to help students’ moral, spiritual, social and cultural development.
  • To help students improve their self-esteem and to experience a sense of achievement.
  • To develop and experience a culture of school community.
  • To enable where appropriate the reintegration of our students into mainstream schools and other local special education settings.
  • To keep students safe and to deal with all inappropriate behaviours, including bullying by students or staff, immediately and professionally.


Our School Aims are met through the following Objectives:

  • Small Haven School will endeavour to appoint teachers trained and experienced in SEN and will provide appropriate training through its planned Staff Development Programme.
  • Each student's academic, emotional and behavioural needs are assessed after arrival. Appropriate targets are then set out in individual education plans which are regularly reviewed and updated.
  • The school has a broad and balanced timetable delivered by staff who have a wide range of teaching expertise and experience including Special Educational Needs.
  • A planned programme of PSHCE and Religious Education is offered and students are afforded many opportunities for social and cultural development through a variety of planned activities.
  • Student self esteem is improved through a positive approach to behaviour management and ensuring experience of success by implementing carefully prepared individual education plans.
  • Local schools will be approached and asked to consider gradual reintegration of any student who has gained sufficiently in confidence and ability to be able to cope in a large group situation.