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Ethos and aims

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Our shared aim is for the learners who attend Endeavour to leave being as independent as possible. To achieve this we have created and implemented a curriculum that addresses our learners' needs. In KS1/KS2 we Explore, in KS3 we Develop, in KS4 we Refine and in Sixth Form we Apply. Our curriculum is not one that stands still; it is constantly evolving as our learners evolve.

Our curriculum focuses on Communication skills, Creative development, Maths skills, Personal development, Physical development and Cultural Capital / Diversity. We always encourage learners to work towards achieving their personal best. We aim to extend the opportunities for learners to be educated and have social experiences in the wider community.

Our learners are encouraged to become responsible and confident citizens, able to effectively express their needs, thoughts and feelings and respond appropriately to the demands of living in the community.

It is important that all our learners make progress that is measurable, achievable and challenging, but is also relevant to their needs. In order to achieve this we use learners’ EHCPs as a starting point to measure their progress. This once again ensures that our learners are at the centre of everything we do.

At the central focus of our school ethos, learner's voice is central to all decision making, both directly and indirectly. Each class is responsible for creating and implementing their own class expectations for each member of that class to adhere to, as prescribed in our behaviour policy. The Key Stage and School Councils are a driving force behind school development.

Endeavour Co-Operative Academy is a community that extends to all staff, learners, parents, carers and visiting professionals. The underlying factor that makes our Academy work is the communication between us all; sharing our knowledge of our learners and your children all with the ultimate aim of maximum future independence.

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