What We Do
Aims and Objectives of Ochil Tower School
- 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.
- 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