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Head Teacher Welcome


On behalf of our staff and pupils, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Ethos College website.

We use our website to share important information about our policies and practice and to celebrate and showcase the outstanding work that goes on here.

Ethos College is a well-established Alternative Provision Academy (AP) with a long-standing reputation for achieving outstanding outcomes with vulnerable pupils. Our nurture-based philosophy underpins our practice.

At Ethos College we provide a caring, stimulating, safe and welcoming environment where learning is enjoyable, and teaching is personalised to the needs and interests of individuals. Pupils are supported to fulfil their academic potential whilst developing the confidence and skills required to succeed in post-16 education, employment or training.

We recognise that children and young people may experience a wide range of Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH) and may present themselves in a variety of ways. These may include becoming withdrawn or isolated from their friends and studies through to displaying challenging, disruptive or disturbing behaviours. For many young people these behaviours may reflect underlying mental health needs.

Our outstanding staff team are skilled at working with young people with needs across the SEMH range. In partnership with parents, carers and other professionals, we take a holistic approach to ensuring a pupil’s needs are identified and met throughout their journey at Ethos College by providing a curriculum which addresses academic needs as well as SEMH needs through quality first teaching and targeted interventions, preparing pupils for the next stage of their lives.

Throughout their time with us at Ethos College, parents and carers will receive regular contact with core staff to provide an update on academic progress and SEMH wellbeing. This will usually be done by phone but will also include meetings in school or at home. Progress will be tracked and reports and sent home termly. Parents and carers are encouraged to make contact with the SENDCo or their child’s core staff team at any time should they wish to discuss any aspect of their child’s development or have any concerns they would like addressing.

If you require any more information, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Rebecca Smith
Head Teacher


Get in Touch

Head Teacher Rebecca Smith

Ethos College

Knowles Hill Road
Dewsbury Moor
West Yorkshire
WF13 4QS

Telephone01924 469170


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