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Bridgetown Primary School

Caring, Learning, Succeeding

Vision and Values

Vision evening presentation 10.9.18.

Mission statement (created September 2018):

At Bridgetown Primary School our children, staff and families are a caring and dedicated team.  We work together to encourage, support and enthuse each other.  We respect and value diversity, creating an inclusive community.  By providing a safe, happy and nurturing environment, our children grow to become independent, resilient and imaginative learners.

Our Vision for Bridgetown

Our vision tells people what we are working to achieve.


Vision: Bridgetown will be an outstanding school and a local and national centre of excellence for learning.

We will know we have achieved the vision when:

  • Our teaching and leadership expertise is externally recognised and used effectively to support the professional development of others within and beyond the school.
  • Every child makes significantly more progress in their time at Bridgetown than national expectations.
  • Every child feels safe in school and knows how to keep him or herself safe and healthy.
  • Every child is well prepared socially, emotionally, culturally and academically for the next stage in their education.

Bridgetown Values

Our values tell people who we are and what we believe in. They determine the culture and ethos of our school.  Our 18 core values are as follows:




Awe and wonder












Safety and security





Values for 2018- 19:

Uniqueness (Term 1) 

Teamwork (Term 2)

Happiness (Term 3)

Kindness (Term 4)

Respect (Term 5)

Achievement (Term 6)



Values Parent Forum Wednesday 16.1.19


Thank you to all that attended the values parent forum. It was a really valuable evening. 


Week beginning 10th September 2018:

Introduction to Values and the value of Uniqueness.  What makes us physically different?  Song about uniqueness.  Reflection on the importance of physical differences.


Week beginning 17th September 2018:

Children to demonstrate skills that they have which makes them unique.


Week beginning 23rd September 2018:

Considering grains of sand, snowflakes and fingerprints - all of them are unique.  Children and adults to share their unique talents.

Week beginning 1st October 2018

PLT elections


Week beginning 8th October 2018

Uniqueness in nature, particularly in autumn - apples, conkers, leaves


Week beginning 15th October 2018

Poem about uniqueness and Larry Sherwin's clip 'Everyone is different'


Week beginning 22nd October 2018

Review of value this term and reinforcement of behaviour expectations through new Code of Conduct



Week beginning 5th November 2018

Introduction of new value - TEAMWORK - through a practical team game involving passing a beanbag between children.  What skills are needed to work with other people? TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More


Week beginning 12th November 2018

Anti-bullying theme to mark national anti-bullying week in schools


Week beginning 19th November 2018

Which people are in our own 'team' (family/friends, etc)?  How do they help support us when things are tough?


Week beginning 26th November 2018

PLT led assembly demonstrating teamwork by describing objects and feelings, working together as a team and only being able to say one word each!  How good a job did they do?  Could you guess what they were describing?


Week beginning 3rd December 2018

Singing assembly practices


Week beginning 10th December 2018

'The Greatest Showman' - circus theme.  Which people make up a team in a circus?  Reflect and compare this to our school and its team of pupils, staff, parents, governors, office staff, FOBS, lunchtime supervisors, cleaners, caretakers, etc.  Everyone has an important contribution to make!


Week beginning 17th December 2018

Round up of the term - how has teamwork been demonstrated in school (PLT, sports tournaments, Christmas Fair, etc) - what lies ahead for our different teams working together?






Week beginning 7th January 2019

What makes us happy?  Reflection on this and sharing of ideas.  Listening to 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams.


Week beginning 14th January 2019

What have you done recently to make someone else happy?  What has someone done for you recently to make you happy?  Listening to Muse, 'Feeling good'.


Week beginning 21st January 2019

The importance of a smile - riddle.  Discussion about Mother Teresa who, when asked, 'What can I do to bring hope and peace in the world like you are doing, would say 'Peace begins with a smile.'


Week beginning 28th January 2019

Vicar in assemblies to tell the Bible story of Simeon and him finding happiness.


Week beginning 4th February 2019

How does a pantomime spread happiness (FS/KS1)?

Action for Happiness: Points 1 and 2 (Giving and Relating) - giving people compliments to make them happy (KS2)


Week beginning 11th February 2019

Action for Happiness: Having goals to look forward to and learning new things can help to make us happy



Week beginning 25th February 2019

Watching Youtube clip of the Boomerang of Kindness and introducing the idea of Acts of Kindness


Week beginning 4th March 2019

Story of the Wind and the Sun - using kind words and actions can reap the benefits


Week beginning 11th March 2019

Reverend Steve visiting from Holy Trinity Church: Spring cleaning and story of the lost golden coins


Week beginning 18th March 2019

Week of Kindness - sharing and brainstorming ideas for all key stakeholders in school


Week beginning 25th March 2019

Kindness in sport - story of the Brownlee brothers during the 2016 triathlon and watching a clip from that moment of sporting history


Week beginning 1st April 2019

Launch of Ocean Art cluster competition


Week beginning 8th April 2019

Round-up of the value of kindness this term - what has been covered and what have we learnt?



Week beginning 29th April 2019

What is respect?  What does it look like?  Who should we show respect to?  Story of lion and mouse.


Week beginning 7th May 2019

Introduce sports athlete coming to Bridgetown later in month. 

Start respect in school with Tidy classroom award.


Week beginning 13th May 2019

SATS in hall (no assemblies Monday to Thursday)


Week beginning 20th May 2019

Story of doubting Thomas from the Bible and the gaining of respect


Week beginning 3rd June 2019

Visit from Steph Knight, footballer, and her achievements in sport


Week beginning 10th June 2019

Visit from Sea Cadets


Week beginning 17th June 2019

Evaluation of values covered so far and ordering values for year ahead.

Celebration of achievements in Bridgetown's got talent