About the School

At Bunwell Primary School we believe in creating a safe, happy and healthy environment where children can feel positive about themselves and the school. Everyone is encouraged to value and respect one another and the environment. Through our broad, balanced and creative curriculum we ensure high standards of teaching and learning that enable all pupils to reach their full potential. We are committed to providing teaching and learning experiences that are enjoyable, challenging and relevant to the needs of each individual.

The school staff are strongly committed to each child, providing for, and supporting each individual throughout their education.  We believe the children should move on to the next stage of their education, with confidence, demonstrating high level of skills in reading, writing and maths.

We also believe that parents have a very important role to play in the education of their children and we actively encourage close co-operation between home and school. We value and build on the experience and knowledge which pupils bring from their home lives, and we hope that you will share with us in making the children’s time at Bunwell School enjoyable and successful.

If you would like to contact the school for any reason, the details are shown to the right of this page

 

Vision and Ethos

Our Trust shares the same co-operative ethos and values which are translated in to school life as C.A.R.E.

Confident – Our children will have their self esteem nurtured to enable them to be happy in themselves and achieve their full potential. We will ensure children are confident in their ability. We will ensure they are able to recognise the areas in which they are not as strong, and are confident in their strategies for progressing. Our children will be given the opportunity to speak in a variety of contexts and to a variety of audiences.

Able to meet future challenges – Our curriculum, both inside and outside the school day, will give the children the skills they need to take to Secondary school and beyond. We will encourage them to have aspirations and ambitions, to ‘dream big dreams’. Our children will not only learn to ask questions but to research answers, analyse information and question plausibility. We will prepare our children for a world that is changing technologically every day. Our children will understand the value of money, be organised and know how to keep themselves safe and healthy.

Responsible members of the community – Our children will be encouraged to be respectful, polite and tolerant of others regardless of their differences, both within and outside of our school community. Our children will be kind and considerate. They will be able to work in teams, and communicate their ideas effectively. They will recognise their place in the variety of communities they are a part of. Older children will be role models for younger children. Their tolerance and consideration will enable them all to make friends happily with all groups, and to deal with disagreements in a sensible way. Our children will be proud of their school, their wider community and the part they play within those.

Underpinning these, our children will be:

Effective Learners – We will foster in our children their love of learning, promote their independence and encourage them to ask questions. We will challenge children to ‘have a go’ and ensure they are not afraid of trying new things or of making mistakes. We will enable them to recognise the value in listening to other people and celebrate their achievements. Above all, our children will be motivated to try their best.

 

Governance

As an academy the school is held to account by a group of Trustees who delegate responsibilities to a Local Governing Committee via a scheme of delegation. This enables governors to focus on the teaching and learning aspects of school life and to take a focused interest in to how the school functions. The full scheme of delegation for the group can be found here.

The Local Governing Committee is current made up of

  • Hannah Grainger – Trust appointed, 1/11/2016
  • James Wagg – Trust appointed, 1/11/2016
  • David Clover – Trust appointed, 1/11/2016

All governors are required to declare an interests where they may make an appreciable gain from their role as a governor. The declarations can be found here.

We have vacancies for staff, parent and community governors and should you be interested in joining the group, please contact the school office.

  Minutes from the Local Governing Committee meeting held on March 10th 2017

  Minutes from the Local Governing Committee meeting held on January 20th 2017 – Coming Soon

 Download the minutes from the Local Governing Committee meeting held on December 6th 2016