It is a real privilege to be the Headteacher of Banwell Primary School; a vibrant, busy village school that puts children at the heart of everything it does.
Banwell is a “Learning without Limits” school. This means that we are passionate in ensuring that every child is enabled to do the very best that they can, and more. We are relentless in removing barriers to learning and do not label children. Instead we have no ceilings as to what we believe our children can achieve. We encourage them to surprise us!
Through our “Learning without Limits” pedagogy we:
- trust our children to challenge themselves and take ownership of their learning. We encourage them to be curious and to ask questions so that they develop a deep understanding of the world they live in.
- value everybody and ensure that all of our children have a voice that is heard across the school.
- work collaboratively and have co-agency for our learning. We support and challenge each other in school.
- like to be surprised! We embrace the unpredictability of learning and know that if we believe in ourselves, anything is possible.
The school has around 160 pupils, organised into six mixed year group classes. Our dedicated staff team are committed to making learning fun, real and relevant, enabling pupils to achieve their very best. The children are all encouraged to have the highest expectations of themselves both in learning and behaviour. This is all clearly evident when walking around the school.
Our most recent Ofsted inspection in December 2017 stated that we are 'A good school in all areas.' This recognises that we are well on our way to becoming an outstanding school; a vision shared by the whole school community.
If you are considering your child joining our young learners at Banwell please contact the school office to arrange a visit. I would welcome the opportunity to show you around a school that we are very proud of.
Last week we shared our planned projects with Friends of Banwell PTA. Project #3 is also complete - we have converted the Year 5 classroom into a library which our children enjoy using.
Project #2 we discussed with Friends of Banwell School PTA, is our intention to develop the playground as a warmer, friendlier space. We would really appreciate support from anyone who is able to lay astroturf on a 12m squared area. We have the astroturf already!
It was great to meet with Friends of Banwell School PTA this morning to discuss the projects we are aiming to run over the next few months with your support. Project #1 is now complete - replacing our climbing wall. We will meet again at the start of next term - all invited.
Congratulations to all of our Year 6 children. Last day of SATs today. You conducted yourselves fantastically throughout. Now enjoy a well earned rest.
We are looking forward to hosting Friends of Banwell, on Thursday 19th May at 9.00-9.45am, for a coffee and an opportunity to talk about the projects that we are aiming to run in Summer 2022 to further improve the school's grounds. All welcome.
Thank you to Dunelm Weston-Super-Mare's Community Facebook page. We entered a competition through the page and have received this butterfly house. See if you can spot it in our outside area.
A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to our fundraising this term. Thank you to Paul White and his 'team' for the ice lollies today, and to the Friends PTA for their support. Any money received beyond the target will go to improving the playground experience.
We've reached an amazing £272 from this week's sponsored climb. That means that we are now only £381 from our target. Thank you so much for those who have been able to contribute to replacing the climbing wall. Donations can be made via Friends.
It's ice lollies on Friday! Paul White, a member of our parent community, has kindly offered to sell ice lollies this Friday afternoon, in the ice cream van, on the playground at the end of the school day. All profits to replace the climbing wall. Lollies only, £1 each.
More great climbing today - only four days of the challenge left to help us gain a new climbing wall. For more information or an extra sponsorship form, please talk to Mr Davis.