Our Academy

STRIVE

Our school aims at Bluecoat Primary are communicated to the children through the use of the acronym STRIVE.  Based on Jesus’ words in John 10:10, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full”, we talk to the children about “Striving for life in all its fullness”. This is represented by our STRIVE hand which is used all around school.

S

Success

We set ourselves challenges and celebrate our successes

T

Take Care

We take care of ourselves, of others and the world

R

Resilience

We try, try, try again.

I

Integrity

We do the right thing, even when no one is watching.

V

Values

We are guided by our Christian values (friendship, forgiveness, hope, trust, justice, peace compassion and thankfulness).

E

Engage

We engage to be part of something special to make a difference.

Success

How do we achieve this aim at Bluecoat Primary?

  • Teachers know their children well and plan lessons that build on the children’s prior knowledge and enable them to reach the next stage of their learning.
  • Work is differentiated to offer a level of challenge to all learners.
  • Personal feedback is used to help children to develop their understanding further and challenge themselves to set targets for themselves.
  • Children who are finding work challenging are supported during lessons and through intervention with an adult

We celebrate our successes in and out of school in the following ways:

  • Praise is used generously each and every day.  Our behaviour policy is based around focusing on the positives and staff are always looking for children who are being successful.
  • In class, children can be moved onto the gold traffic light in recognition of their successes.
  • All classes choose a child to be ‘star of the day’ this could be for academic or social successes.
  • Parents are encouraged to sign up to the SeeSawApp so that the teachers can send examples of amazing work children have completed
  • Children can be awarded a success award in our STRIVE celebration assembly on a Friday.
  • Children can earn ‘stand out moments’ around school when they are seen successfully following our school rules and aims
  • Children are given the opportunity to talk about their successes outside of school.

Take Care

How do we achieve this aim at Bluecoat Primary Academy?

  • Daily acts of worship are used to explore the impact we have on others and how we can show care and compassion towards others.
  • Children are encouraged to work collaboratively.
  • PSHE sessions help children to reflect on their actions and impact.
  • Children generally behave very well towards each other.
  • When children do fall out, we use restorative justice techniques to resolve conflicts, help children learn from their mistakes and demonstrate forgiveness.
  • Children in our school council have begun looking for ways that we can recycle more.
  • Across school we raise funds for various local, national and global charities
  • Children can be nominated for a weekly take care award

Resilience

How do we achieve this aim at Bluecoat Primary Academy?

  • Children are encouraged to take risks in their learning.
  • We regularly look at our mistakes as ways to enhance our learning.
  • Children are praised for their efforts and the learning process rather than just their outcomes and achievements.
  • Children can be nominated for a resilience award.

Integrity

How do we achieve this aim at Bluecoat Primary Academy?

  • We have a clear set of rules that are displayed throughout school.
  • Children are praised and rewarded for modelling good behaviours,
  • Role models are identified throughout school and called upon to model desired behaviours to the rest of the school.
  • Children who do not follow the school rules follow move down on our behaviour traffic light and may receive a playtime detention.
  • Children who show excellent behaviour can be nominated for a weekly integrity award.

Values

How do we achieve this aim at Bluecoat Primary Academy?

  • These values underpin all that we do as a school – right from decision making amongst the senior leaders to the way children interact with each other.
  • These values are explored regularly and deeply during daily collective worship.
  • Children study these values through the RE and PSHE curricular.
  • Children are regularly given time for reflection.
  • Children generally get on well together and support one another.
  • Our charity work encourages children to be guided by their values.
  • Children are encouraged to use good manners and show gratitude.
  • Following traditional festivals and the Christian calendar encourages children to demonstrate these values (e.g., Harvest Festival, Lent, Advent, Easter)
  • Children who demonstrate these values well are can be nominated for a weekly values award.

To discover more about our Christian values, click here.

Engage

How do we achieve this aim at Bluecoat Primary Academy?

  • Children are encouraged to engage with each other within and outside of lessons
  • Each class elects two school council representatives.  The school council enables students to have a voice and make decisions for the school.
  • Older children are given the opportunity to support younger children and take on responsibilities within the school (For example: play leaders, Believe Time leaders, lunchtime helpers).
  • All children are encouraged to take an interest in the world around them and their ideas are always valued and encouraged.
  • Children are encouraged to be active learners who really apply themselves and challenge themselves to take their learning to the next stage.
  • Children who stand out for engage in their learning or engaging well in school can be nominated for a weekly engage award.

Contact Us

Bluecoat Academy Primary
Harvey Road
Bilborough
Nottingham
NG8 3BB

E-mail: primary@bluecoat.uk.com
Tel: 0115 900 7200

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