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Portishead Primary School is a Community school. Our school vision “Learning and Achieving Together” is at the heart of our educational philosophy. We have three core values which guide our practice; relationships, partnership and achievement.
We employ energetic and dynamic teachers who are committed to each child reaching their full potential and who deliver consistently good teaching with pupils securing above national rates of progress.
Our school is like a little dream factory, planting seeds of imagination and inspiration that we hope support, aspiring leaders, global citizenship, lifelong learning and resilient confident children.
Our wider curriculum is values driven, with those values modelled by our staff and explicitly taught in lessons and assemblies. They are celebrated with rewards for our children. We have high expectations and work hard to bring out the best in each unique child through a rich and varied curriculum.
Learning and achieving together
The school has 3 core values: Relationships, Partnership and Achievement.
We believe that children learn best when they feel happy, safe and secure. Children will learn as much emotionally and socially as they mature to develop the key skills of friendship. We recognise that this can be a bumpy road and have clear rules, a behaviour policy and anti-bullying policies to support children. Our learning mentor can help children and families in their time of need. The school curriculum is very much values based with a value of the month promoted and celebrated across the school.
Learning is far more effective when it is collaborative. Children will have a variety of opportunities to work individually, in pairs, groups and with other classes. The school works with parents and carers so that you are informed of your child’s progress and are able to help support home learning. In turn we expect that you will support our school policies, ensure your children have the highest possible school attendance, help with homework and reading at home and by ensuring your children wear smart school uniform. The school is part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership, and works with other school leaders and teachers to enhance our provision.
The school is proud of our history of academic results and school staff work tirelessly so that each child makes as much progress as we can facilitate. We are proud of our broad balanced curriculum and we value all aspects of learning working hard to ensure children are given a wide range of opportunities to shine. We are most proud of how confident our children leave us at the end of year 6. To this attend we ensure all children take part in yearly performances to parents, share learning outcomes through exhibitions and that we take part in as many music and sports events as we can facilitate. The year ends with an excellence week for all pupils to enrich the curriculum and celebrate the high standards in our school.
During 2017 school leaders and governors consulted with parents and staff as we prepared a new school vision that reflected the changing educational landscape and our unique identity within the Lighthouse Schools Partnership (The LSP is the multiacademy trust that we are a founding member of). During their learning journey with us the school aims to foster 4 characteristics by the time they leave us to begin their journey through secondary education.
1. ASPIRING LEADERS
2. GLOBAL CITIZENS
3. LIFELONG LEARNERS
4. RESILIENT AND CONFIDENT CHILDREN
These characteristics, with the provision that supports them, are the foundation stones of progress and contain our core educational offer. Each of the four is equally important as the next and there is no hierarchy within them.
If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers!
We are part of the The Lighthouse Schools Partnership; for further information regarding the trust please click here.
The Lighthouse Schools Partnership is a Multi-Academy Trust with schools across the age range from Nursery to Sixth Form. Our Trust includes both community and Church of England schools and we also have three Teaching Schools amongst our number so that we can make the professional development of our staff a top priority.