At Brunswick Park Primary School we know that when careful attention is paid to pupils’ personal development and behaviour and their welfare is highly regarded and considered carefully they can perform well in school and make a valuable contribution to society in later life.
Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare underpin every area of the curriculum and that is why at Brunswick Park we promote a positive ethos that focuses on rewards and celebrates achievement. We celebrate using a Team Point reward system where pupils who have an agreed number of points go to spend them in the Team Point Shop once per term.
We expect all children to arrive at school on time; we ring the bell to start school at 08:55. We aim to achieve whole school attendance of 96%+ consistently. Each week, classes participate in our weekly attendance challenge. The classes who rise to the challenge and arrive at school every day on time are awarded a Golden Cup to keep for a week.
Behaviour in our school is now the best that it has ever been, and this is because we all have an insistent, persistent and consistent approach. All pupils know the displayed ‘High Five’ rules and make efforts to meet their expectations throughout the day. We have agreed school rules for behaviour that are displayed in every classroom.
Every classroom from Year 2 to Year 6 has a traffic light system to help pupils be aware of when they are on track with their behaviour or need to modify their behaviour to ensure they are able to learn effectively. In EYFS and Year 1 this system is modified in a developmentally friendly way.
Play allows children to use their creativity whilst developing their imagination, dexterity and their physical, cognitive and emotional strength. Play is important for healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a young age interact with the world. Play allows children to move at their own pace, discover their own areas of interest and ultimately to engage fully in the passions they wish to pursue. We want Brunswick Park children to experience all of these things so we have improved the playgrounds by installing new grids for tennis, running, king ball and for lining up. We have also purchased new exciting equipment so that pupils can always be engaged actively. Playtimes are getting playful!
Breakfast and After School Club
The school day has changed: for those who attend Breakfast and After School Clubs it has been extended to 8am-6pm to support working parents and carers. Our Breakfast Club is run in Partnership with Magic Breakfast, a national charity whose vision statement is, ‘No child starts the day too hungry to learn’. The children are provided with a tasty and healthy breakfast of cereal, toasted bagel and fruit juice. We politely request a parental contribution of £1 per child per week. Our After School Club is run by The Play Shelter and provides care and activities until parents are able to collect their children after work. For further information please contact Ms Trudie Mukoro at The Play Shelter on 07905 007964.
Clubs run by staff after school
Our clubs run for 45 minutes to 1 hour after school. We have a range of clubs such as Sewing, Film Club, Stained Glass Windows, Computing, Football, Writing and Board Games. These clubs rotate every half term to offer as many places as possible. Please see newsletters for details. Past Newsletters are available under the News Tab.
Encouraging children to eat a nutritious, balanced diet early in life is important for their futures as healthy adults. Ensuring that they get the right vitamins and minerals in their diets will help them grow and develop well. Eating well makes them more likely to be energised and motivated, supporting their ability to learn and their learning behaviour.
Our School Council contributed ideas and suggestions to improve lunchtimes and we have listened! We have invested heavily in The Brunswick Bistro, ensuring every child has a hot, tasty and healthy meal in vastly improved surroundings. Please look out for our Food Tasting Events each term that give parents and carers the chance to sample the food provided for the children and to have their questions answered. We serve a variety of meals that cater for a wide range of tastes.
Our children are motivated to help and get involved actively in ensuring that operations run smoothly in the Bistro. Children take it in turns to help the Dining Hall Staff for short periods of time each day; they love helping!