Our Values and Ethos
Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years, and a child’s experience between birth and age five have a significant impact on their future life chance. A secure and happy childhood is important in its own right.
Children are at the heart of what we do.
At Bluebird British International School, we comply with all the standards of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to ensure that children enrolled with us learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. With this, we promote teaching and learning to ensure the children’s school readiness and give them a broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
Children are placed at the heart of all our programmes, and this is how we choose the values of our school, upon which we base our teaching and learning approaches:
- We value the way in which all children are unique, and our curriculum promotes respect for the views of each child.
- We value the future of every child and the importance of each child to be a pillar of their nation.
- We value the spiritual and moral development of each child, as well as their intellectual and physical growth.
- We value our environment, and we aim to teach respect for the world and how we should care for it for future generations as well as our own.
- We value the rights enjoyed by each child in our society. We respect each child in our school for who they are, and we treat them with fairness and honesty.
Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.
As a school, we believe good learning is:
- an active process – a product of doing rather than receiving.
- linked to child’s prior knowledge and aptitude.
- supported by both the teacher and other pupils, and takes the form of interaction and teacher direction.
- reflective and enables pupils to monitor and review their learning.
- taking some responsibility for their own learning.
- where pupils make considerably better progress than may be expected.
- teaching and learning are both enriched by a range of after school activities and outings.
With our values and ethos in mind, Bluebird aims to:
- encourage the development of a love of learning within a structure, broad, and balanced curriculum.
- encourage children aged two to six to learn, play, and develop.
- develop knowledge and understanding in all subjects to enable children to apply skills with confidence.
- prepare children thoroughly for the entrance requirements of their primary school.
- develop learning skills through encouraging a sense of curiosity, open mindedness, perseverance, objectivity, reflection and critical thinking.
- nurture individual children diversity emphasising individual talents in a wide range of fields, including academic, music, sport, art, and drama.
- develop self-esteem in each child and a positive belief in their abilities.
- encourage children to become increasingly responsible for their own learning.
- develop interpersonal skills including effective communication and teamwork.
- develop values and opinions within the context of mutual respect and understanding of differing belief systems and cultures.