About Us


Our Values and Ethos

Core Aims:


  • Build resilience in all our pupils as citizens of the 21st Century
  • Believe in the potential of all our pupils to make progress in their learning and social emotional development
  • Inspire our pupils to make positive choices, have high expectations of themselves, and always strive to do their best

In realising these core aims we provide:

  • A structured school environment where pupils are encouraged to manage their own learning and behaviours successfully
  • A place where pupils feel safe and secure
  • A non judgemental forum where parents/carers can reflect on and develop their own parenting skills with quality guidance and support
  • A school that inspires pupils to attend and re-engage in their learning with enthusiasm and drive
  • A place of learning where pupils can belong and have a true sense of community
  • A wide range of interventions that help support and guide pupils through their own journeys of personal development
  • An understanding and recognition of local, national and international issues
  • An holistic approach in understanding the lives of all our pupils

Our Purpose

  • To work in partnership with mainstream school’s parents and/ or carers and outside agencies.
  • To support pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in maintaining and benefiting from their mainstream placement.
  • To return pupils to their mainstream school on a full time basis.
  • To provide a flexible service to enable pupils to take advantage of the opportunities which are available in their mainstream school and local community.
  • To enable pupils to overcome difficulties which have become barriers to learning by offering appropriate support.
  • To assess the educational needs of each pupil, to plan and implement a supportive framework enabling the pupil to achieve and develop at their mainstream school.
  • To work with the Borough’s Primary and Secondary schools in helping pupils manage their social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in order to make progress and reach their potential.


Our School Code

We believe that all members of Eleanor Smith School have a series of rights, which we define as:

  • A RIGHT to safety
  • A RIGHT to respect
  • A RIGHT to learn and teach
  • A RIGHT to move freely subject to rules
  • A RIGHT to have property kept safely
  • A RIGHT to be treated fairly It is the responsibility of each valued member of our school to maintain these rights.