Issue 16, Brighstone Buzz, 17th January, 2020

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Dear Parents and Carers,

 ‘If teaching is to be effective with young children, it must assist them to advance on the way to independence.’ – Maria Montessori

Our staff have been reviewing our school’s vision and how it influences our school’s culture and curriculum design. Underpinning all of this are our school values of ‘Love, Courage and Respect.’

 Living and learning through Love, Courage and Respect

Opportunities for all

Valuing collaboration

Excellence through enjoyment, enthusiasm and enquiry

Our statement of curriculum intent has been drafted around this:

At Brighstone CE Primary School our intent is to build a community of learners with high aspirations and expectations for the present and the future. Developing lifelong learning behaviours through a rich, exciting and balanced curriculum that encourages children to apply knowledge and skills in a wide range of relevant and meaningful contexts.

Our vision enables us to:

  • Create an ethos that embeds our core values of love, courage and respect
  • Ensure equality of opportunity that enables every child to develop socially, emotionally, creatively, academically and physically in an environment where they are all valued as individuals
  • Develop a culture where collaboration is key to building learning behaviours that include: independence, perseverance, resilience, questioning, confidence to have a go without fear, the ability to make mistakes
  • Inspire excellence by developing a love of learning through support, challenge and enquiry


As a school we are fully committed to Safeguarding and we are constantly reviewing our practice to ensure that this is the case. We want to ensure that our school site is secure both before and after the end of the school day. We would like to remind parents that the school gates will not be unlocked before 8.15am in the mornings for drop off and locked at 8.30am; there will be a member of staff on duty from 8.15am. It is important that the site can be secured promptly at 8.30am so we would politely request that once the children have been dropped off, parents and carers continue conversations off-site. It would also help our staff if, where possible, discussions with the class teacher about your child could be had at the end of the school day or messages could be passed through the school office or via the text messaging system. If you need to discuss a concern at length, we are always happy to arrange an appointment for you to speak to a member of staff.

Best wishes, Mrs Fox

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