Education at Medway Green begins with a belief in the importance of building trust between individual students and the wider school community.
Our small classes help these relationships to be established and to develop, with up to eight students per class along with at least one teacher and one teaching assistant. These adult role models are with the children for the majority of each day.
Every student is different, so we tailor our curriculum to each child’s needs. Whatever their level of ability, their programme is personalised to them and is designed to stimulate their interest and inspire a love of learning.
At the heart of our curriculum are the core skills of literacy and numeracy. We also make sure the education we offer is relevant to the child’s experience of the real world, enabling them to apply what they learn in the everyday environment. Social, moral, spiritual and cultural aspects of their development are important too, and form an essential part of the Medway Green curriculum.
Curiosity and creativity help our students to expand their own horizons, so we offer them a wide range of opportunities to explore their wider world – both literally and figuratively. From outdoor learning and educational visits that take them beyond our walls, to topics such as PSHE, citizenship and personal development, we help them gain a greater understanding of what it means to live in modern Britain.
We recognise that there are many ways to learn and develop personal skills, so we enable students to engage in a variety of activities and projects. Visiting educators are often welcomed into the school to further inspire the children, and we make sure there is plenty of time and space for individual therapy sessions and personal mentoring.
We have high expectations when it comes to students’ behaviour, and we make sure their learning experience is complemented by the support they need to improve in this regard. Our weekly reward system reinforces the importance of good behaviour, opening up access to a range of activities.
We are here to inspire, support and challenge our students, and the way we do that is to take a nurturing approach to their education.