This is expressed by our school vision: WE C.A.N
Citizenship: At Albert Bradbeer Primary Academy, we aim to ensure that pupils are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life and become productive members of society.
Aspiration: We aim to secure a desire for high expectations within all areas of school and home life; from both pupils and adults alike.
Nurture: We aim to establish outstanding provision, which offers support for all children and enables everyone to support each-other.
Our Belief and Ethos
Strong families give children love, identity, a personal history and a secure base from which to explore and enjoy life as they grow up.
The relationship that parents have with their children are strongly associated with the children’s outcomes both inside and outside of school.
The relationships that children have with others, including immediate and extended family, also impacts on child well-being.
Building strong families builds strong communities.
Excellent attendance, along with parental guidance and school support equals a successful child.
Behaviour and Wellbeing
Our Academy is striving to be a Values-Based School. We encourage and guide children to adopt key Values to guide their choices about how they behave. It is the responsibility of us all to guide and coach our pupils to make the right choices. We take a positive approach towards managing behaviour, where respectful relationships are fostered between staff and pupils and between pupils themselves through empathy. We aim to create a calm, orderly and productive environment in and around the Academy, where children feel valued and secure and find contentment in their learning through enjoyable and rewarding experiences.
We encourage pupils to persevere and work hard; be responsible for their belongings; to listen attentively during lessons and to have resilience in adverse situations; to always be honest, and to be kind and helpful and have tolerance for other people’s views whilst reflecting on their own decisions. Every pupil is special and should have high aspiration, both at home and in school. We take great pride in regularly identifying, rewarding and celebrating their many successes, big or small. These successes can be in any aspect of Academy life. They include rewards for regular attendance, outstanding achievement or making a positive contribution to the local community. We use a wide range of rewards, ranging from simply saying “Well done!” to issuing stickers, certificates and prizes. We hold regular celebration assemblies and special events to celebrate the achievements of our pupils.
The Codes of Conduct for Staff and Pupils, along with the Home-School Agreement, set out our expectations clearly. At all times, we encourage positive responses and actions, but if pupils make the wrong behaviour choice, there is a system of warnings that lead to a variety of consequences to promote positive behaviour. If a pupil’s behaviour becomes a matter of concern, parents are informed and asked to come to school to discuss the matter and support the child in rectifying the problem. Staff aim to be fair, firm and consistent in their behaviour management. Any incidents will be thoroughly investigated and recorded by an appropriate member of staff. The school keeps a record of any serious incidents.