Our Values & Ethos
Be More at Badgemore
Our overriding aim at Badgemore is to provide a nurturing ethos within which children and adults feel valued and supported to achieve their potential.
Parents, governors and staff adopted a set of values which they feel are particularly relevant to children at Badgemore. These values now form the basis for curriculum development and for all teaching and learning opportunities; values are taught both directly and discreetly and are modelled and demonstrated by staff and pupils alike.
‘Be More at Badgemore’ underpins the school’s culture and behaviour. This means that Badgemore Primary School:
- Safeguards all members of the community, ensuring that the school is a safe and secure learning and working environment
- Values, respects, and embraces the diversity of our community and the world in which we live
- Is aspirational for all pupils, providing them with a broad, rich, engaging, and challenging curriculum
- Meets the individual needs of the children and families that attend our school
- Has high expectations of the whole community
- Promotes British Values in everything that we do
- Works within the wider community, including supporting other schools, to ensure our children have access to an excellent education
At Badgemore Primary School, we believe that every child has the right to an outstanding education and should take responsibility for their learning and behaviours. We promote our ethos through our values which are embedded throughout school life:
Be Courageous Pupils are encouraged to overcome barriers by being flexible, adventurous and by demonstrating strength and resilience. Pupils are supported to take risks safely and develop confidence to be able to cope with challenging situations. They are taught to stand up to inappropriate behaviours, be honest and be true to themselves.
Be Caring Pupils are encouraged to build relationships within their school journey, ensuring they are well prepared for the next stage of education and life in their community. Adults model and promote positive relationships with children and each other. Pupils can work alongside others by teaching them to collaborate, respect, empathise and communicate well.
Be Creative Pupils are encouraged to meet challenges in a variety of ways, learning to find quick and clever ways of overcoming difficulties. Adults support children to draw upon their unique abilities and promote a creative approach to problem solving. Pupils learn what to do when they have a problem through questioning, making links, imagining, reasoning, and looking. All members of the community are encouraged to be true to themselves.
Badgemore Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.