Welcome to The Bewbush Academy.
Thank you for taking the time to look at our website and learn a little bit about our school. The Bewbush Academy is a fantastic school filled with fabulous children. Our children come from all over the World, we have approximately 40 different languages amongst our children and we actively support their development of English and our Bewbush 5. Children learn to work and play alongside their peers and are always welcoming to new pupils.
We believe the foundations to learning lie in learning the basics; reading, writing and mathematics and applying these to a broad and rich curriculum. We have developed our wider curriculum to ensure children build on their prior knowledge and link their learning over time. We use these nationalities and cultures in each class to explore the traditions and festivities celebrated by our families. Teachers and leaders keep up to date with the latest research and apply this to their knowledge of how children best and how they remember new knowledge, revisiting learning frequently.
Our ethos is about well-being and our curriculum is driven by ‘Well-being of mind and body’. We are a Thrive School with two Thrive Practitioners in school, a school counsellor and a Family Link Worker. All staff are trained in the Thrive approach, supporting children to make good choices having calm down time when needed and focus support to understand their feelings and how their brains work, this is also built into our PSHE curriculum.
At The Bewbush Academy we are very fortunate to have extensive grounds that we are continuously looking to improve. During the last two years we have created a large outdoor learning space with a wild area, an allotment and an outdoor classroom. We have outdoor gym equipment and a running track for our regular runs. Inside, over the last two years we have refurbished every classroom from top to bottom, LED lighting, new carpets, teaching walls and new furniture. It’s lovely to see how our children respect their learning environment and work hard to keep it looking like new. Last year, we completely refurbished the Early Years block, to create three dedicated classrooms. This year we are adding two classrooms and have built fabulous new toilets for years 5 & 6 and given each child a locker. Our next phase of development will be to create a child friendly library.
We firmly believe that children’s education is a partnership between school and families, we ask parents and carers to be involved in their children’s learning and to support all home learning and the school behaviour policy as children who are supported at home achieve better in school. We welcome you into the school during our Open Afternoons and assemblies when the children have the opportunity to share their learning with their parents, carers and grandparents. We also welcome parental support with reading with our younger children.
We are proud of the children at The Bewbush Academy. We are especially proud of the way that each and every one strives to fulfil the school aims:
- we aim high,
- we broaden horizons
- we develop confidence
- we ask that the children always try their best in all they do!
Mrs Christine Dickens