Our vision and values
ARK Brunel Primary Academy Values
Vision for ARK Brunel Primary Academy:
To provide every pupil with the opportunity to go on to university or pursue the career of their choice.
Today I will show the HEART of Brunel in all that I do. I can and I will succeed and I choose to be brilliant.
Honesty: We are true to ourselves and we tell the truth. We show empathy towards others by valuing their feelings and property. We endeavour to do the right things and take responsibility when we have not.
Enthusiasm: We are excited about learning and are positive in our attitude to live and to school. We see opportunities not obstacles and enjoy the challenges we are set.
Ambition: We do not settle for the ordinary. We ask challenging questions and are prepared to take risks. By making the right choices, we can be anything we want to be.
Resilience: We are confident and believe in ourselves. We are able to learn from our experiences and use our mistakes to help us improve. We work hard and never give up.
Talent: We appreciate and celebrate the diverse talents of our pupils and staff and support eachother on our pursuit of brilliance.
We ask all pupils, parents, teachers and support staff to sign a home-school agreement before school starts, so that everyone is committed to putting in the effort to ensure that each child succeeds.
School Home Pupil Teaching and Learning: pupils deserve the highest possible standard of teaching and support to help them learn. Our school will:
- Place an emphasis on English and mathematics to ensure mastery
- Provide an enriched curriculum which challenges and motivates
- Use regular assessment to track pupil progress
- To ensure early prevention for those children experiencing difficulties
- Take an interest in what their child is learning
- Support the school’s philosophy of high expectations for all
- Participate, where possible, in class activities and off-site visits
- Come to school ready to learn
- Work hard in all lessons
- Complete their homework everyday
Attendance: pupils have the right to education and parents have a legal responsibility to make sure children attend regularly. Our school will:
- Contact parents on the first day of unknown absence
- Contact parents of children who regularly arrive late for school
- Make every effort to make sure that their child will attend school every day and on time
- Inform the school as soon as possible about any absence and the reason for it
- Wherever possible, avoid taking children on holiday during term time
- Attend school every day and arrive on time
Behaviour and Attitude: pupils learn best in an orderly environment where everyone knows what is expected of them. Our school will:
- Have a code of behaviour which creates a safe and caring environment for everyone
- Make sure that all staff, pupils and parents know what behaviour is expected
- Consistently implement the code of behaviour, sanctions and rewards
- Encourage staff and pupils to have a positive attitude to learning and caring
- Give praise at home for good behaviour and attitude at school
- Work with the school to find solutions in cases of unacceptable behaviour
- Consistently behave in an exemplary fashion when in and around the school
- Keep school and class rules
- Have a positive attitude to learning and school
Homework: learning at home has an important part to play in helping pupils to achieve. Our school will:
- Keep parents informed about the homework schedule
- Provide suitable materials and advice on home based activities and how to help
- Mark homework promptly and give constructive feedback
- Encourage their child in homework and sign the school diary everyday
- Encourage their child to read everyday
- Complete all homework set and return it to school on time
- Read every day
Communication: good communication between home and school is essential to make sure that pupils get the support they need. Our school will:
- Be opening and welcoming at all times and offer opportunities for parents to become involved in school life
- Make sure that parents have information about their child’s progress, behaviour and general school matters
- Make sure that parents are informed about what their child is learning
- Arrange for parents to discuss and set targets for their child
- Make sure they listen to parent’s concerns and do their best to help
- Tell school about anything that may affect their child’s work or behaviour
- Attend parent evenings
- Raise concerns promptly and directly with the school
- We will we do whatever it takes to ensure all monies owed to the academy are paid in full and on time
- Take letters home, notes and reports from school and give them to their parents
- Talk with parents and teachers about any worries in school
Preparedness: being prepared for learning is essential to learning and is a valuable life skill Our school will:
- Ensure that our teachers plan all lessons they teach
- Have the materials and resources available for rich learning to take place
- Make sure their child wears the correct uniform everyday
- Make sure their child comes to school with the necessary equipment and books
- Wear the correct uniform everyday
- Come to school with the correct equipment and books