As a centre, which holds values at the core of its ethos, our mantra is ‘Be the best you can be’ Values and Behaviour policies have evolved around Core Values such as ‘respect’. Respect is one of our values taught explicitly within lessons. It is shared with home through weekly phone calls to parent/carers and website information. Adults throughout the centre model, demonstrate and promote respect for others. Within the curriculum we focus heavily on teamwork and life skill sessions, alongside core subjects, which enables us to be flexible and target specific interpersonal areas such as self-management, teamwork, respect, religion, prejudice, sexuality, disability, body size and image. This we call our twin track approach to learning. The centre has strong links with local external provisions and through teamwork activities, such as climbing, football, rugby, abseiling and caving, the students learn respect by working alongside external instructors and each other.