Our Mission Statement and Core Values
Bridge School, Malvern exists for the benefit of children and young people who need a more personal approach to learning, or who may need help preparing for transitional life stages from secondary to employment or further education or training. Our aim is to meet young people’s learning and emotional needs, and to support them in improving their employment and life chances. The development of positive attitudes to learning and aspirational life goals are central to the support we provide.
The Bridge offers a broad and balanced curriculum based largely on practical vocational skills; transferable employment skills, independent living skills and personal and social development. Students can anticipate leaving with a range of entry level and level 1 qualifications; and to be supported into college and work.
The Bridge aims to work constructively with parents, carers and professionals to support the emotional welfare, personal development, progress and attainment of students.
Our core values include ensuring that..
All students feel physically and emotionally safe.
All students feel personally valued and respected.
All students are given individual help and support appropriate to their needs.
All students have the opportunity to learn new skills and to achieve recognition for skills learned.
All students are encouraged and supported to co-operate as part of a team.
All students are encouraged to recognise their personal contribution and value and to understand and work through issues they find difficult or challenging.
Every student has unique life experiences, personality and strengths which need to be encouraged and built upon.
These core values also apply to staff and volunteers, who are entitled to experience each of these for themselves.
Christianity underpins our ethos. We promote the development of Christian values and citizenship skills, and seek to develop a moral and spiritual awareness. We currently partner with the local Anglican Church of St Andrew’s Poolbrook, Malvern.