Our vision is to develop well-rounded individuals who can go forward into their adult lives prepared for the work environment and capable of being independent and productive citizens.

We believe that high quality education is best achieved when the needs of each individual pupil – social, emotional, spiritual and educational – are considered to be paramount. Through focusing on pupils as individuals, we will aim to tailor challenging and enjoyable educational programmes to directly meet their needs and to truly personalise learning.

We will work with each pupil, their parents / carers and other professionals to understand, and work to overcome, each pupil’s particular barriers to learning, so they can achieve their full potential within a secure and caring environment.

We will develop our capacity as a special academy school to enhance the range of experiences available to our pupils and offer them increasing opportunities for personal, social, intellectual and physical development through both our day and residential provision. Linked to this, we will continue to work with the wider community to ensure Fakenham School has central place within it.

We believe that improving the quality of education will be an ongoing process which involves monitoring, reflection and evaluation, leading to enhancement of best practice. We embrace the use of new technology to provide new opportunities for learning and teaching.

We intend to ensure that SENDAT will continue to play a significant role in promoting the development of special needs locally, regionally and nationally

We promote politeness and mutual respect towards all members of our community and are fully committed to promoting disability equality.