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Garston Manor School Specialist School for Autism, Learning Difficulties

and Speech and Language

Vision and Aims

Learning and Growing!


We aim to prepare all students to leave school as confident and self-reliant individuals. We maintain that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for all, and that all students have the right to access learning at a level and setting appropriate to their needs that will enable them to enjoy and achieve.

We believe that:

That the individual student is at the centre of what we do

That every student is an individual and is to be respected, nurtured and valued.

That every student has a voice and is to be listened to and encouraged.

Excellent relationships are vital to promote outstanding learning and enable student’s ability to respond positively in coping with adversity.

It is vital to recognise and celebrate everyone’s achievements

We aim to:

To develop the whole child and encourage confidence and self-esteem

Develop enjoyment and commitment to learning and achievement.

Encourage all students to make the best possible progress and attainment.

Equip students with literacy, numeracy and communication skills, and the ability to enquire and make connections across different areas of learning.

Build on strengths and interests; develop confidence and the capacity to learn both independently and collaboratively.

To develop a sense of identity thorough knowledge and understanding of the schools and local communities diverse population.

Support the students to understand and manage their individual needs to enjoy the best possible quality of life.

Develop the students’ awareness, understanding and respect for the environment.

To encourage students to make healthy lifestyle choices