Ethos and Ethics

ContractsEthos of the School

All students at The Red Door School have a diagnosis of autism and complex needs. Their initial enrolment is based on a psychological report which recommended the provision of an intensive individual educational programme based on evidence-based practices, including the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis. Each pupil presents a variety of educational challenges and a combination of skill excesses and deficits which are in line with the uneven profile in pupils with autism in addition to the triad of impairments associated with autism.

The ethos of The Red Door School is to provide child-centred education with individual educational programs for each pupil. Underpinning all aspects of school life is the pupil’s right to learn in a happy, positive and respectful environment, to be happy and to be an active participant in their own education.

The ethos also acknowledges and promotes the enablement of pupils to participate in all aspects of school life and in particular, to develop self-determination as the pupil matures and prepares for adolescence and adult life.

Based on evidence from current research, the school delivers many aspects of education and therapy under evidence-based practices, including the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis. Only effective evidence-based methodologies will be used in the school. 

The rights of every pupil at The Red Door School are positively respected in an environment in which fun is a key component. Independence and living skills, together with communication and leisure skills, are core elements of the curriculum.

The Red Door School will support and assist the transfer or inclusion of any student in a less-intensive educational setting if and when the pupil is able to benefit from that alternative setting.
  

Pupils

All pupils attending The Red Door School have the following rights:

  • the right to be safe
  • the right to confidentiality
  • the right to privacy
  • the right to effective treatment
  • the right to choice, where possible
  • the right to access a standard level of reinforcement in their environment
  • the right to be treated with respect and due consideration at all times

Staff

All permanent and part-time staff at The Red Door School, including administrative, tutors, supervisor, bus escorts, OT, SLT and consulting staff, have the following rights:

  • the right to be safe
  • the right to be treated with respect and due consideration at all times
  • the right to be supported and assisted at all times
  • the right to express their views and opinions

Families

Families of students of The Red Door School have the following rights:

  • the right to confidentiality
  • the right to privacy
  • the right to be treated with respect and due consideration at all times