As you walk through the school entrance doors and step into St. Peter’s the children are asked to imagine themselves taking daily steps down Progress Avenue. Progress Avenue is endless;
- it does not seek to limit someone to a predetermined potential.
- it does not assume a natural talent or predisposition.
- it recognises that hard work and effort will lead to greater outcomes and achievement.
- it starts with you and takes you as far as you want to go.
This philosophy has helped our staff to open their minds to the meaning of inclusion and avoid limiting beliefs, both for themselves and the pupils. By building a belief that anything is possible, you just have to take the first step, towards achieving it, the children have been given the power to determine their own destiny.
This ‘In Brief’ Article was first published in the August 2015 Edition of UKEdMagazine. To freely read the magazine online by clicking here.
This article was submitted by Lynn Williams, Headteacher (Bolton, Lancashire)