The Mary Bassett Lower School provides an outstanding education to every child to inspire them to reach their full potential. We nurture a love of learning in a safe, happy, stimulating and inclusive environment. We support our children to succeed as confident, healthy and responsible members of the community.
Each year the Governing Body uses feedback from our community to identify our longer term priorities:
Our Strategic Priorities 2017-2022
Our strategic priorities have been formed following consultation with staff, parents, carers and governors.
1, A whole school approach to develop physical and emotional wellbeing and positive mental health.
2, To broaden our pupils’ interest and exposure to arts, sciences and culture.
3, Support our pupils to achieve well across the whole curriculum (including English and Maths - but not these alone!),
preparing them well for the next stage in their education.
We want the children who attend our school to be successful, happy and healthy adults who are adaptable and resilient learners. They will develop good attitudes to work, positive relationships and excellent social skills.
We are well on our way there and we want parents and carers to always feel welcome to offer ideas and suggestions as to how we can do this better!
We are currently accredited with the Nurture Group Network Quality Mark, Healthy Schools status and, most recently, the School Games PLATINUM mark. These awards recognise some of our established work to meet our priorities. We are also in the process of working towards receiving a GOLD Artsmark, recognising our commitment to arts and cultural learning and have recently started our work towards accreditation from the Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS), a new opportunity launched last year.
Kristian Hewitt (Headteacher)
At The Mary Bassett Lower School, we have embraced the Values that the British Government wish every child to experience and understand.
The British Government believe that we, "all have a duty to actively promote the fundamental British Values of Democracy, the Rule of Law, individual Liberty and Mutual Respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs."
We believe that these British Values are really Human Values and will teach them across our curriculum and as part of 'The Mary Bassett Way'. We will teach compassion, kindness, curiosity and open-mindedness so that we will trigger positive emotions and well-being for all.
We keep a comprehensive overview of SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education) across our curriculum and are committed to ensuring that we maximise the opportunity for all pupils to be prepared for modern life in our world.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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