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Aims, Values & Ethos

Willow Dene is a confident and successful school. At the centre of its vision is the understanding that ‘exceptional learners need exceptional teachers’ and this drives everything we do. As the result of a passionate and consistent focus on the quality of pedagogy and extended provision, the school is an innovator of practice and provision. We now support other settings in developing the quality of their own practice and will be integral to national developments in the provision for children with special educational needs. Willow Dene is an ambitious, forward thinking and fully inclusive community that is very successful at removing barriers to access and learning for all its children and families.

Our school values are enshrined in the provision at Willow Dene and underpin all that we do:

  • Respect

  • Trust

  • Forgiveness

  • Positivity

  • Co-operation

  • Honesty

  • Patience

  • Freedom

  • Thoughtfulness

  • Happiness

  • Courage

  • Aspiration