Novaturient: Positive outcomes for all!

Overview

Novaturient School is an SEBD (Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties) special educational needs school registered to deliver alternative education to 18 students age 11 to 16. All our students currently have Educational Health Care Plans to support both their social and emotional needs as well as their their academic progression. Every student travels  their own unique life path so therefore, we identify that each student is at different stages within that educational journey, either socially, emotionally or academically. Novaturient School feels this needs an individual approach to the curriculum allowing us to meet the needs alongside stretching the ability of all our students.

Social and Emotional Learning

Addressing negative behaviour fundamentally keeps people safe, but it is also essential to develop a seamless way to address the gaps in social and emotional development, so students are better equipped to manage life changes. Some schools promote academic achievement as their overall objective and see this as more important than building emotional intelligence and equipping students with the ability to participate in society. We believe that until these gaps are addressed, students will not be equipped with key life skills such as; keeping themselves safe, developing motivation, aspirations and encouraging a learning mind-set. Therefore we believe social and emotional learning should have as much emphasis in the curriculum as other subjects, if not more.

Students Entitlement

Novaturient School believes that all students are entitled to a curriculum that includes a wide range of leaning opportunities. We provide out of the box creative ways for students to meet their individual learning targets alongside stretching their engagement and learning ability leading to progression. Novaturient values and ethos ensures that students are provided with continuous opportunities for life, skills for work and academic achievements in all core subjects, alongside the development of their Social Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Well-being. Being a small independent school we have a high level of experienced staff providing two to one ratio of support to students. This allows us to provide social time so students can build trust and form positive relationships, leading to a sense of belonging.