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Vision & Values

“Building confidence and preparing students for life”

At Heathermount we work with students and families to acquire skills for independent living, academic and vocational excellence; tailoring the curriculum to meet their individual needs and interests. Our students’ mental health is paramount in preparing them for further education, training or employment.

Core Values


  1. We pride ourselves on providing friendly, caring and stimulating learning environments with high levels of challenge and support.
  2. We have a safe, secure and understanding environment for all students and staff
  3. We strive to meet the different needs of every student in order to allow learning to take place using our autism knowledge
  4. We are committed to providing high quality, inspirational and innovative teaching and learning.
  5.  We will provide our students with key integrated therapy approaches using high-quality resources
  6. We have high expectations of behaviour and are committed to preparing students to courageously contribute positively and responsibly in society.
  7. Through our “READY” approach, we will develop our students’ mental health, emotional resilience, communication skills, and social skills.
  8. We will create exciting, fun and memorable experiences inside and outside the classroom
  9. We have positive relationships with families and the communities in which our pupils live, work and interact socially.
  10. Through our curriculum we will develop independence, employability and social skills needed to actively demonstrate British values in an ever-changing world.
  11. We aim to promote greater understanding of autism both locally and further afield through our outreach and raising awareness programme