Vision, Values & Curriculum Principles
To nurture kind, knowledgeable and articulate children, who are passionate and empowered to make a positive difference to their own lives, their communities and God’s world.
Our Christian Ethos
We look to Jesus as a model for how to live our lives with kindness, courage and respect. In particular, we see Jesus as an example of courageous advocacy – being the voice of those who have no voice, standing up for what we believe in and doing what is right, even when it is difficult. Everything we do as a school, from our development work, to our approach to behaviour, starts with love.
“Serve one another, humbly in love” Galatians 5:13b
Our Curriculum Has Three Main Priorities
- To build happy, resilient and empowered young people
Happiness, wellbeing and empowerment are at the heart of everything we do at Bradfield and we seek to make every child feel cared for, listened to and loved. We want our children to understand that challenges are part of life and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. We aim to develop young people who are mentally strong, teaching them the tools and habits needed to grow and take care of themselves no matter what comes their way. We teach them, through practical examples and opportunities, that they can be powerful agents for change in their own lives and communities.
- To provide children with the knowledge, skills and self-awareness needed for the future.
We recognise that the future is unknown and that we are preparing our children for a rapidly advancing world where transferable skills will be increasingly important. We seek to ensure that all children are able to express themselves articulately and that their knowledge is deep and long-lasting.
- To provide children with a sense of belonging, connection and social responsibility.
We promote a sense of belonging in our community and encourage our children to be themselves and feel proud of who they are. We aim to be a school with ‘No Outsiders’, where everyone is included and where inequality is challenged and diversity embraced. We actively encourage our children to stand up for what is right and to believe that they have the power to change the world on many levels.