Welcome from Steve Pegrum -Executive Headteacher
I have the privilege to be in a position where I can help shape the lives of a number of young people with varying needs to help them fulfil their potential and prepare them for their next steps in their lives.
At Belmont Primary, we are committed to creating a happy, safe and stimulating learning environment where everyone is encouraged to reach their full potential: emotionally, mentally, behaviourally, and academically, through creative and meaningful learning experiences. We promote respect, responsibility, independence and creativity in order to build confidence, increase motivation and establish a love and thirst for learning, which will help prepare our pupils for their future life in the wider society.
We understand that experience of mainstream education may not always have been positive, so we are committed to providing a nurturing, welcoming environment. Belmont Primary offers small class sizes of no more than eight students, supported by a teacher and two teaching assistant. We are also able to offer input from our onsite psychology and intervention services to support social, emotional and mental health wellbeing and ensure that Education, Health and Care Plan targets are achieved.
Belmont Secondary School is split into two sites. The first site is the main body of the school where pupils spend most of their time completing core subjects, Outdoor Learning, Horticulture and PE amongst other things. The Second site is our Vocational Unit where key stage 4 pupils have the opportunity to learn a number of Construction and Motor Mechanic skills. At Belmont School we believe forming positive and trusting relationships are key to improving outcomes and our hope is that we build positive relationships with all the pupils in the school so they can have the trust and support of dependable reliable adults at all times. At Belmont School we believe that all children deserve to feel safe and respected, so providing a safe and nurturing environment is fundamental to everything we do. The pupils that attend Belmont School have a variety of needs including Autism, Social and Mental Health Needs as well as ADHD. To cater for these needs we provide a tailored curriculum to help break down the barriers to learning they have to help them achieve a number of qualifications from Entry Level, Functional Skills to GCSE. When pupils leave Belmont School they leave with the appropriate social, academic and life skills to help them continue their journey at college and beyond to be successful in whatever they choose to do. Working at Belmont School is a pleasure and the staff and pupils who attend the school are fantastic making everyday a new day with a number of different challenges that we all face together as one big team.