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 200 pupils, organised into seven single 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.
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Our wellbeing activities include learning to play chess.
On the school website, we have many resources to support children and families. The wellbeing section includes a series of emotion stories read by Mrs Swire: https://t.co/o9GEHAodTG
Mr Davis is with the fantastic Year 6 students, getting ready for Musician of the Year. I've also had the privilege of looking at their amazing art work linked to our project, How Are We Extraordinary?
Our after-lunch wellbeing activities are designed to transition children from an energetic lunch break to a successful afternoon's learning. We use calming music and a range of activities, including drawing, to focus our attention. This great drawing is from Year 4.
We have introduced playing board games to our wellbeing sessions. In this game of Othello in Year 3, Mr Davis showed he can be far too competitive.
Every day, we have ten minutes well being time after lunch to settle us for the afternoon's learning. This is one of our Year 3 children this afternoon.
Hello Twitter! We are delighted to be making our social media debut beginning in term 5. We can't wait to share with you all the amazing things going on at Banwell Primary. #watchthisspace https://t.co/uZLb9KMFly