Our School

Bathford Church School is a caring, nurturing, happy school where we strive for every child to receive a life-enhancing, outstanding education.  Our vision of ‘Grow, Care, Serve, Share’ frames our curriculum. We aim to help our children to grow by equipping them with the knowledge, skills and values they need both to make sense of the world and to become caring, responsible global citizens.

Three overarching whole school themes link the children’s learning to our vision and embed Equality and Diversity into our curriculum.  These themes are Identity and Diversity, Social Justice and Equity and Sustainable Development. Each of these themes is broken down into knowledge, skills and values and across each year a number of high-quality core texts are used to bring the themes to life for our children.  

Cross-curricular topics link to these themes, inspiring our children to care about their learning.  For further information on our Bathford Curriculum, please see the ‘Our Curriculum’ page.

At Bathford Church School we believe passionately in inclusion.  We are unwavering in our ambition that every child feels a sense of belonging through feeling valued, cared for, accepted and included. We do this through our strong, caring relationships built on kindness and respect. We believe society is enriched by diversity. We explicitly teach our children, “we are all different and we are all special.” This includes considering neurodiversity and differences in age, race, gender, religion or belief, sexuality and family structures.  Equality and Diversity are explicitly embedded in our curriculum through our whole school overarching themes. 

We are a Thrive School

We believe that children’s social and emotional development is as important as their academic development.  We are a Thrive school and use Thrive assessments and strategies to help children learn new ways of responding, which can improve resilience and give them a greater ability to engage with life and learning.

For more information visit www.thriveapproach.com


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