Our Vision and Aims

We aim to maintain our exceptional provision by:

  • Providing a welcoming, safe and fun loving environment.
  • Promoting active learning within the school and local community, where every child can thrive.
  • Providing a sensitive and child-centred learning environment with communication at the forefront.
  • Promoting professional and respectful attitudes from all.
  • Providing specialist support for parents and the wider school community.
  • Promoting a collaborative approach to working with partner schools and other agencies.

Our vision is that Cherry Garden School will provide a learning environment that is professional and caring, encouraging continuous improvement for all. We aim to enable all children to achieve their individual potential, raise their self-confidence and to provide them with learning experiences which are child- centred, stimulating, enjoyable and challenging. Our school is calm and welcoming, safe and secure and adapted to meet individual needs. We encourage continuous improvement for all by promoting the sharing of expertise in the community and welcoming the community in shared experiences.

Our Staff

Our staff are our greatest resource, they are highly trained, able to provide a bespoke curriculum for our pupils and responsive to the needs of individual children. Our classroom staff have training in a wide range of communication systems, such as: Makaton, PECS, alternative communication systems, objects of reference and touch cues. They are also trained to manage pupil medical needs such as gastrostomy feeds and the management of epilepsy and have regular first aid and behaviour management training. Our therapists include Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and a Music Therapist and we also have specialist dance, music and swimming teachers as part of our school team.

Our Governors

The Governors provide a strategic role in moving the school forward. They are involved in the life of the school and act as a ‘critical friend’ in all aspects of the school’s performance. Their vision is to provide excellence in all that we do to achieve the best outcomes for the children. The governing body is a member of the Southwark Governors’ Association, which meets termly at the Southwark Council offices and the National Governors’ Association.

We are always interested to hear from prospective new Governors, and governors can receive free training as part of their induction and, subsequently, on a range of topics through the school’s contract with the Southwark School Governor Support and Development Services.

The Chair of Governors can be contacted via governors@cherrygardenschool.co.uk. Other individual governors can be contacted via the school office.

SEN Report