A Personalised Approach
Spring Hill High School has a very personalised approach to education that focuses on the holistic development of the child. This simply means that the school develops, with the student and their parent/carer/foster carer/social worker, a personalised programme of education that is designed to meet the complex needs of the student. Our approach is child centered and is based on elements of Social Learning Theory, Cognitive Behaviour Theory and to some extent the Psychologically Informed Environment(PIE).
Within this personalised programme of study we offer a very individualised curriculum. With the input of the student, the parent/carer/foster carer/social worker, the school designs an engaging curriculum for the student, which meets all government expected standards while capturing the interest and ambitions of the child.
A Robust Reward System
A strong underpinning factor to the work we do lies in establishing of a positive environment where staff model good behaviour, the students are offered options, and positive behaviours are constantly recognised through a very robust reward system that is managed by a set of Responsibility Points. Through this system the students are taught to reflect on their behaviours and make the right choice. The whole concept of reinforcing positive behaviour by ‘catching students doing things right’ culminates into a big celebration ceremony at the end of term where student’ achievements are recognised before an audience of peers,teachers, parents/carers/foster carers, social workers and Governors. These are major school events to which ‘all’ are invited lessons.