Ethos & Values

Ethos & Values

Shaping Futures, Changing Lives

Presfield school changes lives. We know this is a bold statement but we say it with confidence. We believe passionately in providing our students with the best possible opportunities to enable them to contribute positively to wider society by providing an ambitious, bespoke and challenging academic and social curriculum. We are an inclusive and happy school which believes in maximising the potential for all our unique students. Parents choose to send their children to a specialist school to ensure they are supported to progress socially as well as academically. We place as much emphasis on progress in social development, independence, resilience and self regulation as we do in academic progress. This does not mean we have low academic aspirations.

  • We want our learners to feel safe, happy, confident, valued, empowered and listened to; respecting themselves, others and the world they live in.
  • We want our learning environment to reflect the needs and celebrate the success of all our students.
  • We offer learning experiences which are motivating, challenging and which help prepare the students for life.
  • We want our learning opportunities to be creative and inclusive; engaging the individual to fulfil their potential and promoting success in lifelong learning.
  • We want our students to leave us as confident and competent communicators. We want them to be able to take their place in society as considerate and responsible young adults. 
  • We want our students to be employed and we want them to make meaningful contributions to society.

SCHOOL Priorities 2020 - 2022

  1. Building resilience to promote independent learning.

  2. Empower students to recognise and advocate for themselves in order to access         and contribute meaningfully to society.

  3. Encourage and equip families with knowledge and skills necessary to support their young people through the different stages of their school career, including the transition into adulthood

if you have met one person with autism, you’ve met ONE person with autism ” 

Dr Shore