Chaigeley School is a Non-maintained Special School, established in 1946, that caters for young people between the ages of 8 and 16 who have behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. Approved by the Department of Education, Chaigeley School provides both day and residential provision on a term time five day or seven day basis. The school is part of Chaigeley Educational Foundation, which is a registered charity. The Chaigeley ethos is based around the Quaker principle of respect for the individual and valuing the contribution made by everyone. It gives students the opportunity to make choices in a non-threatening environment using positive reinforcement and the building of solid trusting relationships to encourage positive progress. All students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own actions in preparation for the next stage in their development.
The school, its staff and governors are committed to fulfilling the school’s Mission Statement which is to “promote and safeguard the education and care of each of its pupils and staff, in order that they realise their true potential”. The School Improvement Plan and ‘Every Child Matters’ flows from this and it is focussed on outcomes as a measure of effectiveness and as a means of identifying areas for development and/or improvement.