Brixham Church of England Primary School reflects a passionate commitment to learning and recognition of the uniqueness of individual learners. It is driven by our desire to offer the best possible education for our pupils in partnership with parents and the local community, so that we all work together to 'Live Life in all its Fullness'.
BRIXHAM CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL WILL BE A HUB:
• For learning where high standards are pursued with consistency and enthusiasm.
• Where individuals are valued and helped to achieve their personal best.
• Where effective partnerships secure the success of the school.
Brixham C of E Primary School serves its community by working in partnership to provide an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice, and understanding of shared values. As a school we celebrate the diversity of the wider community and are committed to the principles of inclusion and equality of opportunity. Through our aims and values we promote and endorse the Government’s aim for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to:
• Be Healthy
• Make a Positive Contribution
• Stay Safe
• Enjoy and Achieve
• Achieve Economic Well-being
Values are fundamental expressions of what we think and believe. As a school we encourage children to think about personal and social values, to become aware of, and involved in the life and concerns of their community and society, and so develop their capacity to be active and effective future citizens.
AT BRIXHAM CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL OUR CORE VALUES ARE:
We value friendship as fundamental to the development and fulfilment of ourselves and others, and the good of the community.
Develop self-respect, and respect for others. Promote inclusion, and appreciate and value the diversity of people’s circumstances and backgrounds.
Children are encouraged to empathise with their peers and show a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for those stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.
We show forgiveness and talk about our feelings and attitudes regarding situations where people have forgotten their behaviour. We let go of negative emotions and believe in restorative justice. We all understand that forgiveness is different from condoning.
We see love as a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes. The children know that when we are talking about love we do not mean the, ‘lovey dovey, kiss kiss kind of love’
They see love as a virtue representing kindness, compassion, and affection towards other humans, one's self, nature or animals.
We value truth in the sense of honesty and integrity. Children understand the importance of being true to one’s self and the reality of the truth.
Aims reflect our beliefs and values, and represent our vision and what we want to achieve as a school community. Our aims are translated into priorities to move the school forward and meet the challenges of an ever changing world.
Nurture self-esteem through the celebration of children’s achievements.
Promote Christian values, and foster positive attitudes to all people, races, religions and ways of life.
DYNAMIC & INNOVATIVE
Deliver a dynamic and innovative curriculum that challenges, excites and inspires children to flourish.
ACCOUNTABLE AT ALL LEVELS
Promote collective responsibility for raised standards and improved pupil outcomes by ensuring that everyone understands their role in contributing to the success of the school.
Create an inclusive learning culture where children and others within the school community are challenged in their thinking, strive for continuous improvement and are committed to life-long learning.
Help children develop an understanding of citizenship and empower them to make valuable contributions locally and globally. Engage with the school and wider community to enrich and enhance children’s achievement and personal development.
Set high expectations to enable pupils to become effective, enthusiastic, independent learners.
CARING AND SUPPORTIVE
Create a happy, caring and supportive environment based on a spirit of co-operation between the school, the Church and the local community. Ensure the safety of every child and promote opportunities to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle.
Treat children and others fairly, equitably, and with dignity and respect, to maintain an inclusive school culture.
WELL ORGANISED AND SYSTEMATIC
Embed consistently applied policies and practices that ensure the effective day-to-day running of the school and support strategic leadership and management.