Values and Ethos

We are an Academy School, and part of Champion Education Trust, catering for students aged 11 to 19 years (secondary phase with post 16 -19) who are in receipt of an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) regarding their identified Learning Difficulties.

We are unique in being collocated with the mainstream Blackburn Central High School. We cater for a wide range of different needs but the majority of students main identified need is associated with language and cognition difficulties (SLD/MLD/GLD).

Our students often also display a second need which is usually associated with speech language or communication needs (SLCN), Autistic Spectrum (ASD), Hearing Impairment (HI), Visual Impairment (VI) Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) as well as a variety of physical or medical disabilities or conditions.

Caring

We value the positive relationships built between staff, students, parents and carers. Our friendly environment enables students to feel valued and trusted as individuals and we all show mutual respect for each other.

Raising Achievement

Our educational aim is to raise the achievement of our pupils by using various styles of teaching and different situations; all students are encouraged to reach their targets

Outstanding Opportunities

We offer the most amazing opportunities to learn outside the classroom, exploring a variety of exciting learning experiences.

Secure and Supportive Environment

We provide a secure environment where all students feel safe and protected. Where required, students are provided with 1-1 support to enable them to make progress in their work.

Shared Experiences

Students learn by watching others and sharing their knowledge. Group work is encouraged where all students are able to use their own interests, skills and ability to work together.

Happiness

Our students are happy and enjoy positive learning experiences that enable them to feel successful and fulfilled.

Individuality and Independence

All students have an individual education plan that provides relevant learning objectives to ensure progress is made and all activities meet their needs. We strives to provide opportunities at all ages.

Leaving and Moving On in their Lifeskills

Lifeskills is embedded in the curriculum and therefore enables students to make positive decisions about their future. We provide excellent transition support for students leaving Crosshill and moving onto further education at local Colleges with the help of the Careers Service. Their success is our success.

Leading in Innovative Technology

We use the most up to date technology for learning and students have iPads to support curriculum learning. Other resources include lap tops, 3D TVs and interactive touch screen technology.

"My child has much more confidence since attending Crosshill. He is a happier boy. He has real friends now. Parents are really included"