Vision and Values

Vision

At HHTS we passionately strive to ensure that all children have the best possible education at all stages of their lives; that their education must develop their personality, talents and abilities; and that it enables them to live fulfilled, peaceful, sustainable and respectful lives.

HHTS joins together every facet of our students’ medical and psychiatric care with their personal learning journey. Through positive relationships, individualised learning and dynamic interventions we ensure our students have every opportunity to discover and realise their potential and aspirations.

Values

Excellence and opportunity

  • Have high expectations for staff practice, pupil achievement and progress.
  • Engage in a breadth of enriched learning opportunities.
  • Take care of our own wellbeing.
  • Encourage curiosity and lifelong learning in ourselves and others.
‘All children have the right to learn and to an education that develops their personality, talents and abilities to the full’

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Openness and collaboration

  • Be flexible, listen to other’s views and embrace change.
  • Be active members of the global community and find ways of contributing to positive change.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships and partnerships.
‘All children have the right to have a voice’

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Respect and Individuality

  • Create a calm and focused learning environment in which everyone can learn effectively.
  • Recognise, value and celebrate individuality and diversity in our community and in the wider world.
  • Nurture self-acceptance, self-respect and compassion for others.
‘All children have the right to feel valued and safe’

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‘Every day my son looks forward to going to school – to get away from his room, and all the poking and prodding from doctors is such a relief. He is treated like a school boy, rather than a patient, and I think this has as much healing properties as medicine! Due to his illness, my son has missed about a month of schooling, but hopefully will have caught up because of the hospital school.’

(Parent, 2018)

‘Wow, where to begin. I wanted to write to you to demonstrate how much of a positive impact you have had on me……you have restored my faith in teachers everywhere...the CAMHS Campus School was definitely the highlight of Springfield for me as is the case for so many others. Rest assured if I ever get involved in the murky world of politics your funding will be quadrupled, ring-fenced and seared forever.’
‘We are so grateful and thankful for the brilliant staff at the St. George’s Hospital School. We have spent quite a lot of time there over the past 18 months, they have made learning such fun – memorable science experiments and story writing, the best time making posters and adverts and treats for the school cafe. The staff are cheerful, calm, gentle and above all fun. Thank you to the great team.’
‘We were so grateful to the teaching team. They have been absolutely fantastic. My daughter had surgery on Monday and was quiet and withdrawn. This has been instrumental in her recovery and also kept her mind on education whilst she’s been sick.’
‘Everyday my son looks forward to going to school – to get away from his room, and all the poking and prodding from doctors is such a relief. He is treated like a school boy, rather than a patient, and I think this has as much healing properties as medicine! Due to his illness, my son has missed about a month of schooling, but hopefully will have caught up because of the hospital school.’
‘We are so grateful and happy for the care and support – teachers are so helpful and very kind, we love you all for your hard work, keep it up. Thanks so much.’
‘Thank you for the range of learning opportunities you provided my son in hospital for the week for the week he was on the neuro ward. He found the activities very engaging and accessible. He thoroughly enjoys maths and looked forward to the activities you provided for this – he is especially looking forward to the spreadsheet analysis this afternoon. he enjoys music and was surprised to have the opportunity to learn about and play different instruments. Thanks again for all your help.’
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‘We are so grateful that there is a school/classroom to attend. Josie really needs something to focus on when he’s in hospital, he looks forward to getting out of his room and working/studying English, Maths and other interesting topics he can learn about. It has really made a difference to his mood during the hospital stays, having been admitted so many times throughout the past 7 months. Furthermore, it helps him keep on top of his schooling.’
‘Thank you for helping me for the past 10 months. You have helped me to keep as motivated and hopeful for my future as I could have been. I cant wit to start college and maybe become a paramedic. I’ll always remember this school and everyone in it’
‘The service aims to enable pupils with long-term illnesses, mental health issues or who are pregnant to remain in education…... You and your staff ensure that these aims are fully met. Most pupils have missed long periods of learning due to illness. They make remarkable progress during their short time in the school.
Pupils told us that, without the school, they would not be able to engage fully in learning or sit any examinations. Parents value the high-quality teaching provided alongside the excellent care and support given to each individual pupil.’

Ofsted, 2018

Education at HHTS

Student Wellbeing

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Keeping Yourself Safe