Values and Ethos:

Bede Burn Primary School is a very happy, caring, supportive place to learn and grow. We promote tolerance of others and the mutual respect for beliefs and ideas. We provide a broad curriculum and we value creativity and innovation. Energy, passion and praise are found here in abundance, as well as a love of learning.

We inspire our pupils to achieve, and have high expectations for all of our children; we aim to instil the belief that we are all capable of anything, with hard work and perseverance. We embrace challenges, safe in the knowledge that mistakes are simply opportunities to improve further.  This in encompassed in our school motto: ‘We think big – we dream big – and we go for it!’

We encourage a strong sense of collaboration. We know the importance of contributing to our community as well as appreciating the support from others, including our Governors, parents, grandparents and Bede Burn Buddies group. We have achieved international recognition for our amazing singing efforts and we look forward to continuing this success throughout this year and beyond.

We offer a wide range of clubs to our pupils, as well as visitor opportunities and other curriculum-enriching activities such as our international links. We strongly believe that by promoting the children’s self confidence, be it in academic, sporting or artistic activities, our pupils will reach their full potential. We are proud of our achievements – our children shine brightly.

Our Aims

We aim for ‘Everybody learning to change the world.’  This encompasses our belief that knowledge is the greatest power, and that learning can lead people to change the world for the better – something that we instil in our pupils. Secondly it reflects that everybody in Bede Burn is a learner…and often we learn from each other.

We aim to make sure that our pupils run smiling to their parents at home-time, keen to share what they’ve been doing today. We want to spark the imagination of our pupils. We want to provide an education that prepares our children to be upstanding members of our community, both local and global.

Our aim is for our children to leave Year 6 with everything they need for success in their bright futures, including a broad academic knowledge, respect for themselves and others, confidence and a host of fond memories.

Our Vision Statement, Classroom Code and School Rules

Our Vision Statement and Classroom Code can be found under the ‘Parents’ section of our website, and are both displayed throughout school. Our Vision Statement was written by everyone in our school community. It reflects the values we expect our learners to demonstrate, such as kindness or tenacity. Our Classroom Code describes the approach to learning we expect our pupils to have, for example trying new things, or embracing challenges. Our Student of the Week themes reinforce these values and approaches.

Our School Rules were written by our school council and are displayed throughout school. They focus on the attributes and behaviours that make our pupils positive role models and ambassadors of Bede Burn.