Chair of LAB
Welcome to Cicely Haughton School
I am pleased to welcome you to Cicely Haughton School. We currently provide education for 50 pupils aged 4 to 11 years. We are a special school for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, whose needs cannot be met in mainstream education.
Our school is successful because of the positive relationships we develop with families and children.
We aim to provide a safe, nurturing environment which enables our pupils to maximise their potential; academically, socially and emotionally.
We encourage visitors to the school and you will be made most welcome. Please contact the office to arrange a visit.
Cicely Haughton School has an ethos of learning and caring, highly skilled staff provide positive opportunities for students whose previous experience of education has often been difficult. Visitors to the school often comment on the warm, positive and welcoming atmosphere.
Our Mission Statement and Vision is:
- Building Relationships
- Celebrating Success
- Promoting Change
Our school aims incorporate celebrating success, delivering a broad and balanced curriculum, keeping pupils safe to make positive progress and nurturing emotional development.
- To celebrate success.
- To deliver a broad and balanced curriculum.
- To nurture emotional development.
- To keep pupils safe and secure to enable positive progress.
- To build relationships by engaging pupils in learning that excites, develops and challenges
The Manor Hall Academy Trust is a growing Multi Academy Trust. The strength of the Trust and its distinctive feature is that it is a Collaborative Educational Trust between Special Schools who meet a range of needs. Schools, working together with the same values creating secure foundations for the future.
Historically, the special school sector has been a strength in Staffordshire. This was in no small part down to how special schools worked together in collaboration. We believe this strength is something we cannot lose and that special schools share common problems and issues which require similar solutions. In the future, the growth of the Manor Hall Trust and its Special School membership can only be to the benefit of the individual schools and most importantly the children and young adults. We also recognise that historic boundaries are gradually disappearing and we are open to working with schools across the West Midlands.
I am delighted to welcome you to the Cicely Haughton School website. I hope that through the pages and different features of the website you will be able to get a real understanding of what a special place Cicely Haughton School is, both in the school day and in our residential provision.
As a Local Academy Board, we are very proud to be part of the special community at Cicely, and are fully committed to working with Mr Spreadbury and his staff, the children and parents/carers to ensure that we work with our pupils to Build Relationships, Celebrate Successes and Promote Progress.
Part of our role as a Local Academy Board is to set the vision and strategic direction of the school and to achieve this we have worked with the school leadership team to identify where the school needs to improve to ensure your child receives the best possible education they can in a safe, secure and nurturing environment.
The past two-school years has seen the school face some unforeseeable and unique challenges, but the staff and children have risen to the task admirably. While we still live and work in uncertain times, I am especially impressed at how the school has adapted to the ‘new normal' along with the school community and the world at large. We are very much looking forward to when we can get back to a degree of 'old normal ' in school and society!
Our Local Academy Board consists of a diverse group of people from different walks of life, including parents: the different skill set that each of us brings allows us to effectively support and challenge the leadership team as a 'critical friend’. All with the aim of improving all aspects of the school, including raising attainment and achievement and ensuring your child's needs are carefully met.
I have been involved with Cicely Haughton for over 20 years and been involved in many changes; what has always remained at the core is our commitment to building positive relationships throughout our community and delivering the very best for pupils and their families. I am extremely proud to be part of the Cicely Haughton team and I know all on the Local Academy Board feel the same way.
Thank you for reading this welcome and do check out our website for much more detailed information about all aspects of our school.
Mrs Sue Corfield, Chair of Local Academy Board