We believe that the purpose of The Davenport School is to engage, enable and empower every pupil to optimise their future life chances by unlocking individual potential and maximising their progress and attainment.
By optimising the use of Communication, we empower children to have a voice, express their thoughts, desires and wishes and be heard. We believe that communication is vital for thought, enables literacy, which in turn unlocks access to all other subject areas.
By optimising wellbeing, we enable children to live healthier lives, make sensible choices and enhance their physical and mental health, leading to lower demand for medical services. Wellbeing underpins quality of life and engagement, leading to improved attendance, attitudes to learning, progress and less time lost from learning opportunities.
Finally, we believe that learning must be purposeful and pupils should be enabled to apply their learning in functional, ‘real world’ contexts wherever possible. Functionality and Independence stresses that depth of learning and teaching for understanding are critically important and this leads to pupils who are able to apply their knowledge across different contexts and time. This together with life skills and personal independence are critical to adult life.