We are a small school, with lots going on. This website aims to give new visitors an insight into our school community, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils. Our staff are highly motivated, enthusiastic, caring and industrious and we pride ourselves on being a friendly, open school that offers a high quality education for all our children.
Our Aims and Ethos
At Beaufront First School, we constantly strive to:
- Provide a happy, safe and secure environment for every child.
- Give each child the confidence and skills to achieve their very best.
- Have high expectations of each child.
- Lead children to understand right from wrong.
- Encourage children to respect themselves and others.
- Encourage children to show tolerance to those with different beliefs.
- Encourage self-responsibility for each child’s behaviour and learning.
- Encourage children to persevere in every activity and to be resilient when facing difficulties and when being challenged.
- Encourage and value the support given by family members to their own children and the wider school community.
- Design a broad and balanced curriculum suited to our children, using the outdoors, practical experience and modern technology to make learning fun.
- Ensure that the broad and balanced curriculum encourages an appreciation of the cultural diversity within Britain.
- Promote healthy lifestyle choices wherever possible.
- Prepare children for a changing world by giving them the tools and enthusiasm for lifelong learning and problem solving.
- Ensure that equal opportunity is available for all.
- Value everyone as an individual member of our school community and encourage them to value others in school and in the wider community.
If you would like to visit our school, please contact the office on 01434 602 903 to arrange an appointment.
Child Protection at Beaufront First School
The Staff and Governors at Beaufront First School would like to state to all visitors and all parents of our children, that we take the responsibility placed on us for Child Protection very seriously.
Our responsibilities are set out in our Safeguarding Statement below and in our Child Protection Policy.
Beaufront First School Safeguarding Statement
At Beaufront First School we are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children in our care. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Any candidate applying for a post at Beaufront First School will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.
We warmly welcome parent (and other) volunteers into our school. Before commencing any type of activity within our school, volunteers will be interviewed by the head teacher to assess the type of contact they will be having with our children. Volunteers will then be asked to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure where necessary.
The Designated Person for Child Protection at Beaufront First School is Mrs. Eileen Daniel, Headteacher.
If you see or hear anything that concerns you during your visit today please speak to Mrs. Daniel. If Mrs. Daniel is not available, please ask to speak to Mr. Ben Hulbert or any member of staff. You may wish to fill in one of our ‘Beaufront First School Safeguarding Concern’ forms.
Beaufront’s Rights Respecting School Award Campaign
Beaufront First School aims to ensure that all children are nurtured, respected, motivated and encouraged. As part of our school’s aims to promote a happy and successful school, we are working towards becoming a “Rights Respecting School Award’. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF and we are happy to share that on Wednesday, 8th February 2017, we were awarded our ‘Recognition of Commitment’ certificate in recognition of our intention to become a fully Rights Respecting School.
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) will challenge our pupils’ in many ways but will ultimately help them to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights the children will also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others in order for all children to enjoy their rights equally. As adults in education, and as parents, we are learning about our roles as ‘duty bearers’ in ensuring that all children in our school and beyond are able to enjoy their rights.
Beaufront First School pupils are encouraged to reflect on how their behaviour and actions affect those around them, which allows us to build and maintain a positive and safe learning environment for all. As we embark on the next stage of our journey in achieving this award we will be working together to establish ways in which we can ensure that all children enjoy their rights, not just within our school but as part of a local and global community. We are excited to see the positive impact of our work with UNICEF and we are already seeing changes in the way in which the children think and behave in school.