At BPS we believe that children learn best in an environment that understands the uniqueness of each child. Imagination, creativity, security, inclusion and purpose are at the core of learning within our school. We take pride in our inclusive approach and work hard to ensure diversity is celebrated and every single individual enabled to thrive. We provide a broad, rich, engaging curriculum that allows children to develop their talents explore, discover, question and encourage excellence.
We believe our creative curriculum, our focus on the unique development of each child, the value of purposeful talk through oracy, extending EYFS principles throughout the school, creating a shared shared set of values and high expectations of everyone’s potential will lead to the highest standards of academic achievement, behaviour and personal development.
At Billingshurst Primary the core drivers of our vision are:
• a respect for each other, taking responsibility for the care, happiness and safety of ourselves and of others
• the love learning and an ambition to achieve excellence, knowing that we are all different but all equally important. We like the fact that we are all different
• doing our best to make sure everyone is feeling happy and take action when someone is not
• recognising that we are all special and unique, and deserve to give and receive the very best from our school.
These are the foundations of our school. We aim to live and breathe them in all that we do. we learn about them in three blocks over the three terms:
Kindness - equality, care, respect
Love of Learning - excellence, ambition, curiosity, pride in ourselves and our school
Happiness - trust, safety, responsibility, positivity
We all work together to develop skills as learners to:
Be curious - question, research, explore, evaluate, make decisions
Be creative - imagine, take risks, invent, experiment, adapt
Be resilient - persevere, self assess and improve, manage feelings, set goals, solve problems
Be a team player - communicate and listen, share, support each other, reach agreements, learn from each other