CEN works to support the entire school community offering advice, support, and representation for parents. Alongside this, our overall aim is to offer training and wellbeing provisions to school leadership staff; to ensure that all the adults key to a child’s learning work cohesively in order that children have access to and retain their right to be included in mainstream education.
We understand that sometimes the issues that may arise require a collective approach to meet the varied needs of children and families, and therefore we also signpost students and parents to external organisations for additional support.
CEN’s overarching aim is to build a just and equal society in which all children and young people receive their entitlement to an appropriate, enlightened, and well-rounded education which provides them with a foundation to fulfil their potential; and make their contribution to an inclusive society.
CEN believes that all children and young people, regardless of background are entitled to receive the full cycle of quality education - academic and developmental.
CEN believes that parents should be included as equal partners in all decisions pertinent to their child’s education.
CEN believes that children should be encouraged to have a voice regarding their own future.
CEN believes that every child is entitled to attend a good school in their community.
CEN believes that every school should be ‘capable of identifying and meeting the needs of every child, whatever their profile, so that everyone can be helped and guided to reach their full potential’.