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'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me' – Philippians 4v13

We have a vision for everyone at Bridgemere to be lifelong learners; trying their best, enduring tough times with hope and courage and being open to new experiences.

We believe that God helps us to grow, especially through challenges, we therefore value resilience. In order to flourish, we aim to support every child and adult with the diverse challenges of everyday life.

  • perseverance, creativity, trust, compassion, friendship, community, responsibility, thankfulness

With these values underpinning everything we do we want to raise children who are

  • Caring, respectful children with good social skills underpinned with honesty and integrity.
  • Imaginative individuals who think critically and reflectively.
  • Children who are masters of the basic skills in all areas of learning.
  • Confident, independent and resilient learners for life.
  • Pupils who are respectful of diversity and value all communities.
  • Secure pupils in their own set of personal values and guiding principles.

We aim to foster and develop:
Resilience, confidence, independence and how to keep mentally healthy.
Pupil's enjoyment of learning about how to stay healthy and about emotional and mental health and how to build safe and positive relationships.
Children's ability to make informed choices about healthy eating, fitness and their emotional and mental wellbeing.
Children's personal skills, employability skills and ability to achieve academically.

As a Church of England school we believe that good education must promote life in all its fullness.

At Bridgemere CE Primary we use the following programmes to support our children:

  • myHappymind

The myHappymind curriculum is grounded in scientific research and helps children to:

  • Feel happier
  • Know what to do when they feel worried or stressed
  • Improve their focus and learn more
  • Achieve more of the goals that they set for themselves
  • Develop better relationships with friends and families
  • Feel great about who they are and have positive self esteem

myHappymind is taught weekly. Our recommendation is that it is taught at the beginning of the week then the rest of the week is about embedding the learning from the lessons through regular teaching and learning.

  • PHSE Association Programme of Year 1-6The three core elements of PSHE and Citizenship are:
  • Relationships
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Living in the Wider World
  • Christopher Winters Programme:CWP is a whole school scheme which is to provide our RSE lessons. CWP encourages children to develop skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends. It includes lessons on topics such as keeping clean, families, gender differences, personal space, puberty, relationships and many other topics.
  • Each year group develop the previous year's learning:
  • Reception: Our Lives
  • Year 1: Growing andCaring for Ourselves
  • Year 2: Differences
  • Year 3: Valuing Difference and Keeping Safe
  • Year 4: Growing Up
  • Year 5: Puberty
  • Year 6: Puberty and Reproduction

-No-Outsiders – Andrew Moffit:Each class have a selection of books which are read and discussed each term. These books promote an ethos of inclusion and tolerance, and aims to prepare our children for life in modern Britain.