As a school we believe that education is a partnership between school and home.
In order to grow and develop our practices to ensure that we address our young people’s needs, talents and aspirations, often in the context of highly complex circumstances, we actively try to involve parents or carers their young person’s learning at every stage.
We will keep parents/carers informed about their child’s progress informally and through contributions to the review reports in the review meetings. Parents and carers are welcome to contact the school staff at any other time to talk about any worries or concerns that they may have.
Here is what some of our parents have said about Becton:
“This school has been amazing for Harrison, he has really grown in confidence and has become so much calmer! Thank you so much for making sure Harrison’s experience at the Becton School has been so positive.”
“Corey is a different person since he started this school. Staff and Peers are supportive. Corey us a much more confident young man, wanting to learn. So lucky to have found you!”
“We are pleased that Ruby has been able to access education whilst being an inpatient. Thank you for supporting her over this difficult period of her life.”
“My son is so happy in school he has asked me if he can stay with you forever! He also said that he really likes the way that no one pressurizes him to do his work which means he feels more comfortable to do the work.”
"When I was at my lowest point, when M was at his lowest point a woman called Lucy stepped through my door and after years of trauma and fight I finally had someone that understood.
You had my back as well as his.
Instead of fighting to get a system to fit M you designed a system to fit M.
All the pressure was taken off my shoulders and I could parent M in a more trauma informed way, I could say what I felt without judgement and that meant I got the help M needed, M was treated in the way he needed to be treated, and thus have an education that he was always entitled too but was stripped of.
You didn’t give him wings, he already has them but you gave him the confidence to fly. His wings were a bit wonky, and we didn’t fix them, we adapted his course because our kids don’t need fixing, they aren’t broken, they just need a course adjustment to soar higher.
I genuinely believe you all helped save his life.
I write this with tears in my eyes as my baby flies the nest into the next stages of his life. You helped him gain independence when even I struggled to see our future, you are just incredible people and you deliver an incredible pathway for children misunderstood and very often missed in mainstream education.
I don’t want him to leave.
But, where before we were frightened we are now strong and ready all because of everybody at your wonderful school.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving my child a chance when nobody seemed to care. We were lost and we now feel found.
All my love.
We will miss you terribly!"