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Headteacher's Welcome

 

Welcome!

Welcome to Blundeston Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School.

I am extremely proud to lead our vibrant, thriving and popular Church school of 200 pupils and our team of dedicated and talented staff.  This website aims to give you lots of important information about our school, our vision, aims, ethos and values, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and children.  I hope it gives you a sense of what we are about - ultimately, a place where everyone can flourish.

 

We pride ourselves on being warm and welcoming, so please feel free to contact the school directly with any queries you may have, keep an eye on our Twitter feed, or arrange to come and see us in action!

With warm wishes,
Helen Laflin
Headteacher 

 

Our Vision and Intent

At Blundeston CEVC Primary School, we aim to nurture and prepare our children educationally, socially, morally and physically for their continuing education in the next phase, and beyond, into adulthood.  We are currently on a curriculum development journey, which is an integral part of our school improvement plan over the next two years.
 

Our vision is for our school to be “a place to flourish”.  This is based on John 10:10 when Jesus said he had come so people "may have life, and have it to the full".  This is what we want for everyone in our school community: to reach their potential, as God intended, with learning being understood as a shared responsibility.  We see flourishing in its broadest sense, and not just academically, as we understand that flourishing will mean different things to different people.  We want our community to flourish socially, emotionally and spiritually, underpinned by our Christian ethos and fundamental British values.  This is why we are busy developing our nurturing curriculum.

 

We want to unlock children’s potential across the curriculum, be it art, music or sport.  We also want to give our children concrete opportunities and experiences., taking advantage of our wonderful and rich local area, as well as being a Church school.   Our vision is for children to create “beautiful work” that they share with others, and build on previous learning, making links through “big themes”.

 

Finally, we want our children to develop four key skills during their time with us: resilience, teamwork, courage and independence.  We also want them to have the opportunity to contribute to the community, using their pupil voice, through pupil leadership.  Both of these are recorded by the children in their “Blundeston Passport”.

 

Our Aims

To achieve our vision, we aim to:-

  • Celebrate being a Church school and all that this brings
  • Give children opportunities to learn outside the classroom, including at the Church
  • Deliver a broad and balanced curriculum, that celebrates the local area, creates links and builds on learning
  • Support staff development so that they can be the best they can be
  • Provide pastoral support for our parents and families when they need it
  • Develop our nurturing curriculum, through our classrooms and our nurture group

 

Our Ethos

Our work is underpinned by our strong Christian ethos, values and our vision which was articulated by Jesus in John 10:10.

 

But what makes Blundeston distinctive?  It is hard to put into words but we think it can be summed up by the motto “Team Blundy!"  The sense of teamwork is palpable at our school.  Everyone pulls together, supports each other and works together to solve problems.  We have our ups and downs, but ultimately we care about everyone in our school community and want them to achieve well.  Visitors comment on the school’s ethos and the welcoming and caring feel of the school.  We are very proud of this!

 

Our Values

Our school is deeply Christian, underpinned by common Christian values.

 

This year, we are particularly thinking about the values of Hope, Joy, Community, Wisdom, Dignity and Peace.  The children will learn about the importance of these to Christians and reflect on the significance of these in their own lives, through our collective worship programme.  

 

Our children are also encouraged to develop, and reflect upon, their resilience, teamwork, courage and independence through our wider curriculum and celebrate these in their Blundeston Passport.

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