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Our Values and Ethos

Becton School believes that all children have a right to education and exists to provide educational opportunities of a high standard to pupils whose education has been interrupted by mental or physical ill-health or pregnancy.

Becton School recognises the benefit of helping pupils reach their educational potential not only in preparing them for adult life, but in the therapeutic process of intellectual and emotional development and/or recovery.  We endeavour to ensure that educational disadvantage is minimized by providing structured and appropriate education in liaison with home schools, in a caring environment.

To enable children and young people to continue their education whilst unwell and to aid recovery by involving them in purposeful activities at a level of engagement and challenge appropriate to their changing individual needs.


  • To provide a safe, welcoming, accepting and nurturing environment where learning takes place and where education is interpreted in the context of multi- disciplinary working.
  • To provide an appropriate broad and balanced high quality curriculum, mirroring where possible, mainstream education and linked as far as practically possible to the young person’s previous learning experiences.
  • To contribute to the physical and psychological recovery of the children and young people by working closely with parents/carers and the wider multi- disciplinary team
  • To support the young people in their re-integration with education by facilitating their transition back into mainstream provision or other further education/ employment where appropriate.

We will achieve this by:

•        Improving the educational experiences of all our pupils and by recognizing and celebrating the achievement of both staff and pupils

•        Providing a stimulating learning environment in which the team of highly skilled staff deliver quality, well resourced teaching to meet the needs of all pupils

•        Working in partnership with parents, governors, the Local Authority, stakeholders and the wider community

•    Valuing the entire school community, promoting well-being and encouraging spiritual, moral, social and cultural development in an atmosphere that fosters the growth of respect and responsible behaviour

•        Ensuring a safe, secure and supportive environment that allows pupils to become more independent and resilient, where they can be happy and enjoy learning


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