Welcome to
The Venn Boulevard Centre

We are an alternative provision with special school designation, committed to providing a holistic education that prepares our students for success in all aspects of life.

At Venn Boulevard Centre, we believe that education extends beyond academic achievement and encompasses social, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Our ethos is rooted in promoting resilience, confidence and perseverance in our pupils. Our pupils have a range of Social, Emotional and Mental Health Health Needs and Special Needs and include pupils with Adverse Childhood Experiences, Young Parents and pupils with an EHCP .We strive to create a supportive and inclusive learning community that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and a lifelong love of learning.

Our approach to education is pupil-centred, and we place a strong emphasis on personalised learning. We recognise that every student has their own learning style and pace, and we work closely with each student to develop a learning programme that caters to their individual needs and goals.

Our highly qualified and experienced teachers are dedicated to providing an exceptional standard of education, and we are committed to continuous professional development to ensure that we stay at the forefront of educational best practices.

At Venn Boulevard Centre, we believe in the importance of strong partnerships between school, parents, and the wider community. We value open communication and collaboration to support our students’ success both inside and outside of the classroom.

  • Executive Headteacher
    Claire Goodaire

  • Head of School
    Sarah Sargieson

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“The most striking aspect of your school is the way in which you plan to support pupils’ individual needs.”

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“Pupils make strides socially and emotionally.”

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“The systems and structures that you have put in place ensure that pupils feel safe at school.”

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“Before coming to
school, you and other leaders work hard to understand the needs of individual
pupils.”

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“Once at school, the life coach works with
individuals to help them to deal with any anxieties that they may have.”

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“An SEMH curriculum runs through the heart of your school.”

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“All pupils benefit from targets to help them to develop their social and emotional skills and to build a level of resilience.”

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“Pupils told inspectors that they really value the way in which they feel respected at your school.”

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“Teachers consider
pupils’ emotional well-being deeply and give them space when they need to refocus.”

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“Teachers and teaching assistants work hard to ensure that pupils are ‘nudged’ in the right direction in lessons.”

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“A time of ‘reflection’ at the end of the
day allows pupils to consider how they have performed at school and helps them to focus on their attitudes and behaviours. ”

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“A time of ‘reflection’ at the end of the
day allows pupils to consider how they have performed at school and helps them to focus on their attitudes and behaviours. ”

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“The work of the
life coach can include one-to-one work in addition to positive thinking strategies,
mindfulness and aromatherapy.”

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“Teaching at your school is characterised by positive relationships between members of staff and pupils.”

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“Within classrooms, teachers reward positive behaviours consistently.”

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“Pupils are given chances to reflect upon this
through ‘life books’ where observations are made, and improvements praised.”

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“Your school helps pupils to become
confident rounded young people.”

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“In classrooms, pupils focus hard and respond well to any advice and guidance that is given to them.”

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“Pupils at your school feel safe.”

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“Pupils welcome new arrivals with understanding and compassion.”

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“Pupils value the way in which you and your
staff make everyone feel included.”

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“Inspectors saw first-hand the way in which your staff spoke to pupils with compassion and respect.”

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“You seek to identify any triggers which cause pupils to behave erratically and you work towards eliminating these.”

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“Pupils talked to us about the way in which you
and your staff celebrate difference and help to make everyone feel valued.”

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