As Headteacher of Argyll House School I am passionate and proud to lead a small, caring and an inclusive school, which is based on the beautiful Norfolk coastline. Our school specialises with helping students with attendance issues, barriers to learning, historic traumas, SEMH and neurodiversity. My previous experience of working in London schools in senior leadership for over ten years and undertaking a master’s degree in drama therapy means we can offer a therapeutic and flexible approach to teaching with a bespoke and responsive curriculum. My team of school staff are skilled and experienced in supporting students and building positive relationships and understand and have experience in psychological approaches including attachment theory, child development and being trauma informed. We concentrate on building self-esteem and use a relational approach in our teaching to build confidence in learning, knowing a happy student is a successful student. Everyone is a valued member of our school community, and we share the values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. We offer a personal development programme and careers and independent living lessons which focus on independence, preparing for adulthood and participating in society. As part of our curriculum, we offer an extensive physical education programme on a weekly basis that changes termly, activities include swimming, horse riding, boxing, and gym sessions. We are passionate about achieving outstanding outcomes for all but committed to educating the ‘whole child’. We want our students to be socially responsible and emotionally literate; we want them to be safe, confident, and happy. My mission as Headteacher is that at Argyll House School we make learning fun and relevant, and we inspire students to achieve their potential and become independent lifelong learners.