The future for Albert Bradbeer is very exciting. Our enthusiastic and talented staff aim to make every child’s learning experience enriching and fulfilling. With enjoyment, challenge and creativity at the heart of our newly innovated curriculum, we are committed to ensuring every child reaches their full potential through inspirational learning.
Our team of teachers are dedicated to maximising and building on the continually improving academic results our school has shown over the last few years and are supported by a wealth of experienced support staff and mentors. With a newly formed Leadership Team and our innovative partnership with the University of Wolverhampton, our vision is to promote an ethos of success and achievement for all, developing and nurturing the aspirations of our children and supporting them to become the very best that they can be.
The Cornerstones Curriculum is an approach which centres on the belief that children learn better when their interests and fascinations are allowed to flourish, where they are encouraged to explore subjects in a variety of ways and are viewed in terms of their strengths, not their weaknesses. It brings the curriculum to life. Each stage provides opportunities for children to learn and respond in a variety of ways. The projects are flexible and able to follow children’s interests and needs. The resources and activities give teachers everything they need to plan each term and create an inspiring environment.
Our curriculum is balanced to ensure that children experience a wide range of subjects and offers children the breadth and depth within lessons so that they learn well.
The curriculum is broad, balanced and enriched with interesting topics and projects that energise pupils, and they enjoy learning.
We work hard to break down any barriers to learning to ensure that all pupils can achieve. This is reflected in positive outcomes for disadvantaged pupils when they leave school. Our full time Pastoral Leader works closely with vulnerable families and supports them with a wide variety of needs. The school nurse and other outside agencies are regular visitors to school.
Our open door policy and trusted approach means that parents and children feel comfortable to come into school for support for a wide variety of issues. Staff receive extensive training to support children with additional needs such as Autism and Speech and Language. We have our own Speech and Language Therapist and also a number of staff trained to a high level to work with children with Complex needs. All support staff have been trained in the use of Welcomm. Mentoring is common place. Worry Boxes are checked daily and support staff given directed time to support any children where the need arises.
School makes effective use of extensive variety of expertise to ensure high levels of care for all pupils at the school. Pupils say they feel safe and are well looked after. This is evident through regular pupil conferencing by Phase Leaders. Safeguarding systems are robust and the school works effectively with outside agencies.
Children’s learning and school life does not just finish at 3.30pm! We offer a wide range of exciting clubs throughout the academic year to capture the interests of all our pupils and support their learning. Our clubs are validated by Children’s University and allow the pupils to work towards earning a certificate at the end of the year. Some of our clubs so far this year include:
All our clubs are run by our own staff and each club lasts for a half term. All of the clubs are free and finish at 4.30pm. Our School Council takes an active role in choosing which clubs the children would like to attend. Our extended before and after school clubs also offer childcare at reasonable prices should they be required. These are also run by school staff.
Our Nursery and Reception offer children a stimulating indoor and outdoor environment in which to learn. Our staff are all experienced Early Years Practitioners who have experience of working in a variety of different settings.
Early Years is a distinct stage and important both in its own right and in preparing children for later schooling. Early Learning Goals set out what most children are expected to achieve by the end of the Foundation Stage.
The Foundation Stage provides children with a wide range of fun, exciting and stimulating experiences, in large and small groups, both indoors and out across the three prime areas of learning and the four specific areas of learning:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Enjoyment and fun underpins our philosophy for all young children at Albert Bradbeer as we strive to develop their confidence and independence thereby establishing solid foundations for their future learning.
Albert Bradbeer Primary Academy Turves Green Birmingham B31 4RD