All the students in Keller House are seen as individuals who are valued members of the school community. We aim to understand the needs of our students and care for their well-being and progress. Through encouraging strong, positive and supportive relationships, we aim to create a genuine balance between the highest academic standards and personal growth, providing everyone with opportunities to “be the best they can be”. Helen Keller struggled against personal adversity to achieve extraordinary things, and we too need to be ambitious in what we do, regardless of the individual challenges we face.
The spirit that she inspires encompasses many values that we seek to encourage in one another: determination in the face of our own adversities, commitment to the wider community, and standing up for what is right. Above all else, while we seek to achieve personal success, we are stronger together – part of a supportive community with an awareness of those around us in the locality, as well as on a wider scale as global citizens.
Helen Keller was an American author, political activist and lecturer. She was the first deaf blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. A prolific author, Keller was well travelled and was outspoken in her opposition to war. She campaigned for women’s suffrage, workers’ rights, and socialism, as well as many other progressive causes.
Huw Myers is the Head of Keller House.