What We Do

Aims and Objectives of Ochil Tower School

 

We aim:

  • To support children to fulfil their own potential.
  • To support children to find their place in society.
  • To support children in developing strong identities based on self-respect, secure values and beliefs.
  • To promote social, mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing.
  • To enable children to participate in and contribute to social, cultural, political and economic life where ever possible.
  • To support children in developing the capacity and resilience to meet uncertainty and change.
  • To support children to become successful in life.
  • To waken children’s curiosity in learning about themselves, their social, cultural and natural environment and to instill an interest in life-long learning.

By:

  • Placing the child at the centre and adopting a holistic approach to care and education.
  • Providing children with strong, reliable and trusting relationships as a basis for self-confidence, empowerment and resilience demonstrated through positive role modeling.
  • Instilling confidence and a positive sense of self by
    focusing on individual strengths and positive experiences.
  • Realising the 24-hour-curriculum through creative and interdisciplinary learning which take the sharing of everyday life as the starting point.
  • Using the extensive resources available in the school grounds as well as the great Scottish Outdoors.
  • Being empathic - understanding the children’s lives and problems by looking through their eyes in their everyday context and accepting children as experts in their own lives.
  • Supporting children in exercising their rights through advocating for them where necessary.
  • Creating a high quality therapeutic life-space.
  • Embracing multidisciplinary practice including medical, psychological, sociological, theological and philosophical perspectives.
  • Using close observation and critically reflective practice to understand each individual’s potential and to evaluate how support and nurturing can realise their full potential.
  • Building a future by taking account of the past and the present.
  • Working in collaboration with families and other professionals to achieve the best outcomes