Pastoral

Our Values

The staff and governors of Bradfields Academy believe it is important that :

The Students

  • Are respected and valued.
  • Can develop their self-esteem.
  • Feel part of a caring community and are safe.
  • Take responsibility for their own actions and develop their awareness of those actions on others.
  • Are happy, purposeful, confident and independent.

The Staff

Are committed to the welfare and education of students at all times

  • Have high expectations for the behavioural and intellectual development of each learner.
  • Are flexible and able to work co-operatively as part of a team.
  • Are committed to regularly updating their skills.
  • Are perceptive to the needs and concerns of all others in our academy community.
  • Are able to deliver an appropriate  and quality curriculum.
  • Are excellent role models.
  • Support and motivate each other.
  • Work in partnership with parents and other agencies.

The Governors

  • Work in partnership with all staff.
  • Are committed to undertaking appropriate training in order to fulfil their legal responsibilities.
  • Develop a high profile within the academy, as well as being ambassadors within the local community.
  • Access the daily life of the academy and are supportive of the work being performed.
  • Feel well informed and valued members of the academy community.
  • Make well informed decisions about the future development of the academy based upon good knowledge of its current work and strengths.

The Parents & Carers

  • Feel welcome at the academy each time they visit.
  • Can be involved in the life of the academy and work in partnership on behalf of their child.
  • Share the responsibility for developing positive learning behaviours in their child.
  • Have high expectations of the work performed at the academy.

Extending use of Pupil Premium to aid Pastoral Provision

We are continually looking for new and innovative ways to spend the Pupil Premium. We welcome suggestions from parents, carers, staff and students themselves.

We have already implemented many new strategies and initiatives which have included :

  • Setting up a lending library of equipment to make home learning more accessible to all.
  • Developing careers material for Key Stages 4 and 5 students.
  • Further development of Speech and Language resources.
  • Repeating some of the recreational activities following requests from parents and carers so as to further enhance student social and emotional skills.  For example where the funding has been used to allow students to access extra-curricular activities the parents and carers have been able to see an improvement in their social interactions, their collaborative working, and their communication. These skills are then transferable into the classroom to improve their learning experiences.