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Message from the Executive Principal

At Springwell Leeds Academy, our aim is to provide the best possible care and education that we can for children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs from across the city of Leeds.

We put Unconditional Positive Regard at the centre of how we work with our children and have created an academy that is welcoming, caring, safe, nurturing and warm. We see strong relationships as the key to our success – with our children and young people, parents, carers and the wider community. The wellbeing of our students is our top priority and we emphasise our core values of honesty, tolerance and respect.

We believe that all our pupils can, with the right support, be empowered to succeed, so we create individual and personalised pathways for our students that are built around their varied needs. This personalised approach helps them achieve improved outcomes and prepare them for a positive next step into continuing education, work or training.

In order to achieve this we have developed a curriculum that is underpinned by a therapeutic and nurturing approach that not only supports the SEMH needs of our learners but also provides a broad range of opportunities, including traditional academic subjects. We believe learning should be being engaging, creative, enjoyable and innovative. We search for best practice in SEMH needs education and for innovation from across the country. We work with national and international experts to ensure our staff are best trained to support our children.

We believe that working closely with our families and carers is vital for the success of our children and welcome their support and involvement. We also realise that at times they will need our support too and so we work closely with them, other agencies, partners and schools to make sure we do all we can to make learning and life at Springwell Leeds successful.

Executive Principal
Springwell Leeds Academy