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Overview

At Notton House, we provide an environment where opportunities are presented for educational, social and emotional recovery.  We aim to reverse the spiral of failure and frustration experienced by our young people, and replace it with optimism, through setting them achievable goals.

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Aims and Values

Notton House aims to realise the 5 outcomes as defined in ‘Every Child Matters’.  

  • To be healthy
  • To stay safe
  • To enjoy and achieve
  • To make a positive contribution
  • To achieve economic wellbeing

By providing individualised programmes of Residential Care, Education and Therapy, in an environment which is safe, nurturing, respectful and recognises the individual, Notton enables young people to thrive and achieve social, emotional and educational fulfilment, and participate positively in society.

By:

  • Providing a warm, comfortable environment that is stimulating, safe and provides security
  • Adopting an ethos that is happy, open and values the contribution of everyone Promoting a set of rules that allows every individual to benefit from mutual respect, trust and understanding
  • Providing a flexible, well planned, extended curriculum that is stimulating and challenging, while being relevant and appropriate to individual needs

Objectives:

  • Living experience, learning programmes and therapeutic support are designed to ensure that each individual will:-
  • Achieve their full academic and social potential Develop appropriate personal and social skills
  • Become confident and well adjusted with a strong sense of self worth Accept personal and social responsibility
  • Acquire those skills necessary for independent living
  • Develop the attitudes and abilities necessary to adapt to the working environment
  • Embrace values which will enable them to take their place in society

Values:

At Notton House, we aim to create an ethos relevant to the needs of the young people and society, which reflects the following values:

  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Tolerance
  • Understanding
  • Empathy
  • Integrity

Working for us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now and say what sort of role you're looking for.

Ethos and Philosophy

Philosophy

At Notton House, we provide an environment where opportunities are presented for educational, social and emotional recovery.  We aim to reverse the spiral of failure and frustration experienced by our young people, and replace it with optimism, through setting them achievable goals.

Much of our intervention is guided by Attachment Theory coupled with a Cognitive / Behavioural approach which integrates thinking processes into a behaviourist model.  Behaviourism stresses that, as much behaviour is triggered, maintained or reinforced by environmental factors maldaptive behaviour can be unlearned and new behaviour learned.  The cognitive approach stresses that we need to consider the thinking and reasoning behind behaviour.  These cognitive processes include perceptions, attitudes, expectations, beliefs and attributions.  To bring about change in behaviour, we need to change the thinking.  Both these approaches to affecting behavioural change are supplemented by individual therapy when appropriate.

We aim to enable young people to become well-adjusted, effective, responsible adults, capable of making appropriate choices and decisions.  Therefore, we attempt to shift th locus of control from the adult to the young person.  Staff/pupil relationships stress positive interpersonal contact, mutual respect and partnership.

Learning and behaviour problems are dealt with in supportive ways.  Notton House Staff support the young people in learning and understanding the basic norms, values and expectations of acceptable behaviour.


Ethos
 

The ethos is non-authoritarian and adults are encourage to recognise the young person's perspective, because it is their reality.  The young people are seen as equal people with attitudes, values, feelings and ideas of their own.  We believe

POSITIVE APPROACHES
produce
POSITIVE CHANGES within a culture of
POSITIVE REGARD

We recognise the essential worth and individuality of each individual and the importance of eliciting the involvement of the young person and where appropriate, their parents and carers.  This participation is furthered through the involvement of the young people in organisational aspects of school life.

Within this framework, we provide individually tailored, integrated programmes of care, education and therapy designed to enhance educational, social and emotional development and ensure each young person can reach their full potential within a safe, structured environment.

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