Ethos Statement

Tor View Specialist Learning Community is a ‘can do’ school where every child and member if staff matter. We firmly believe that every child is unique and therefor bring different experiences, skills and ideas into the classroom. This is turn influences how they and other around them learn. We would like all children to achieve their very best in all areas school life. Our ethos is underpinned by our desire to:

  • Develop a nurturing culture of lifelong learning for staff and pupils;
  • Promote intellect, physical, social, aesthetic, spiritual and moral development of pupils;
  • Inspire communication and independence skills;
  • Prepare pupils to control their own lives;
  • Help and encourage pupils to become valued employers, employees and members of social groups and communities and uphold British values;
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle and a sense of self-worth;
  • Develop lively, inquiring, creative minds;
  • Ensure that creative and inspirational teaching leads to exciting, enjoyable and inspired learning;
  • Maintain the highest personal expectation of each pupil, recognising and developing strengths and talents;
  • Engage learners in meaningful work-related learning, developing ambition and enterprise skills and securing best possible post school outcomes;
  • Have a wider local, regional and national influence to ensure pupils access best practice and schools within our locality are well supported.


The Governors and staff of Tor View Specialist Learning Community value equal opportunities for all which they aim to provide through:

  • An inclusive ethos of respect, tolerance, and understanding of others’ needs which develops and values pupils’ self-discipline, independence and autonomy in preparation for adulthood;
  • A safe supportive, caring and dynamic school environment which extends into the wider Community where all are valued as educators and partners in school improvement;
  • Access to the National Curriculum and the extended school which is designed to accommodate individual pupil needs and to ensure maximum progress;
  • An environment where creativity is nurtured and the arts provide a medium for driving forward school improvement;
  • The celebration of success and positive outcomes for all.


Tor View puts wellbeing at the heart of our school