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JFK Special School
Enhancing life through learning

Vision and Values

Vision, Aims and Ethos

At JFK we believe in providing the best possible education for each child through personalised, stimulating and enjoyable learning. We aim to maximise our learner’s potential and to develop physically, socially and educationally. We provide life enriching experiences to support our students to be independent and take part in society in a meaningful way.


As a school we aim to….

  • Deliver our vision with a curriculum that builds on strengths/areas of interest and develops skills through exciting and meaningful learning experiences


  • Promote student voice through developing communication approaches equipping our students with the skills to be involved and to make life choices


  • Facilitate a safe and secure learning environment, working with a range of professionals to support students and families safety and wellbeing


  • Give our students the opportunity to take part in life after school, preparing them to be a fully engaged member of society


  • Personalise learning programmes to develop social and communication skills through a variety of learning experiences both in school and in the community


As a team we strive to….

  • Work collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure the best possible outcomes for each student


  • Celebrate the achievements of each child/young person


  • Have high expectations for all learners through strong teaching and learning which develops personal, social and communication skills leading towards independence


  • Model positive behaviour for our learners and each other through developing interests, social bonds and having fun


As a school our key priorities are….

  • To ensure we support and provide opportunities for all students to maximise their potential through stimulating and enjoyable learning  


  • Our commitment to the learning and growth of all staff through Professional Development and delivering a personalised learning experience for  students


  • To foster overall wellbeing through respecting feelings, cultures and values and treat each other as individuals. We promote the right to feel valued and respected. 


  • Encouragement of our students to develop their skills for life to allow them to manage as independently as possible in preparation for adulthood


Enhancing life through learning

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website and take a look at our gallery of photos which gives a good flavour of what our students achieve whilst in our care.

Please feel free to leave comments in the Guestbook, or contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

Thank you for visiting! 

DFE Number: 3167004
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Raising concerns and resolving complaints


From time to time parents, and others connected with the school, will become aware of matters which cause them concern. To encourage resolution of such situations the Governing Body has adopted a “Complaints Procedure”.


The procedure is devised with the intention that it will:


  • Usually be possible to resolve problems by informal means
  • Be simple to use and understand
  • Be non-adversarial
  • Provide confidentiality
  • Allow problems to be handled swiftly
  • Address all the points at issue
  • Inform future practice so that the problem is unlikely to recur.


Full details of the procedure may be obtained from the School Office.