Saltash.net community school is determined to:

  • be concerned with the ‘how’ of learning as well as the ‘what’.
  • have a focus on skills, especially the skill of learning to learn.
  • use teaching and learning approaches that develop personal qualities.
  • promote independence, creativity and enterprise in young people.
  • use new technologies to extend the possibilities of when and where learning takes place, who is involved in the learning process, as well as what and how learners learn.
  • use knowledge actively as a cornerstone for creativity and problem solving.
  • link learning to big issues and community action, and give learning an international dimension.

We are committed to:

  • giving students purposeful reasons for finding things out, knowing what interests students and building curriculum experiences around that.
  • connecting learning to issues that affect young people.
  • teaching students the skills of research and analysis.
  • helping students to experience conflicting ideas (right versus wrong as well as right versus right) and giving opportunities to discuss and debate.
  • promoting concepts such as students as researchers, or students as reporters.

In order to ensure our students are confident individuals who become increasingly independent, are able to take the initiative and organise themselves, we will:

  • create situations where students have to look after themselves (within their capabilities).
  • show students strategies for managing time, workload etc.
  • give students opportunities to make decisions and to experience the consequences of those decisions.
  • provide opportunities for students to contribute their own ideas.
  • give students real responsibilities.
  • allow students to make mistakes and to learn from them.

Safeguarding statement

Saltash.net is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. To achieve our commitment, we ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a strong culture of safeguarding amongst all of our staff and volunteers.

Our child protection and safeguarding policies can be viewed on the school’s website, www.saltash.net/policies