Welcome to East Bierley CE (VC) Primary School
We are proud to be a church school at the heart of our local community and in the centre of our village. Our school has a long and proud history, and a very exciting future. Whether you are already part of our future, or are thinking about joining us, we would like to welcome you into our community.
We work closely with parents to ensure we meet the needs of all our learners. As a close-knit school, we work together to achieve great results. Our staff are friendly and caring, we work extremely hard to ensure children feel safe and happy in school and that our curriculum is exciting and engaging. Our PTFA are active and work hard for school to provide exciting extras for all the children. Everyone is welcome to join our PTFA!
We strive to ensure that our children experience a calm learning environment where they can grow both educationally and socially whilst developing resilience and independence. We believe that each child is unique and that they deserve the best; our aim is for them to succeed in every area of school life.
The core Christian values of our school form a firm foundation for all we do. Our values of Friendship, Forgiveness, Courage, Trust and Respect are embedded throughout our broad school curriculum. We celebrate all the achievements of our children and are very proud of them. They successfully represent school in sporting, musical and artistic events.
Our school is a friendly welcoming place and if you would like to visit us to find out more about us, please contact the office. We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and look forward to meeting you in school soon.
The school is proud of its Christian ethos and has strong links with the local church. Pupils understand the school's core values of 'friendship, forgiveness, trust, courage and respect'. Pupils say that they feel happy in school and enjoy their learning. They attend regularly. Pupils behave well and want to make progress. Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school and recognise the difference [the headteacher has] made since [her] appointment. As one parent told me: 'This is a lovely school. The headteacher has made such a difference since she joined."
Ofsted, March 2018
Our Values and Ethos
We have five agreed core Christian values: Friendship, Forgiveness, Trust, Courage and Respect. These values form the core of our worship in school and are embedded throughout the curriculum and all aspects of school life. Children are encouraged to explore these values through daily worship and they are expressed through our daily school life from our behaviour policy, to the development of a child-led curriculum and through participating in wide ranging sporting and musical activities. We make the most of opportunities for our values to be understood through a relevant context for our children.
We celebrate these values within school. Our ethos is friendly and family centred. We welcome parents into school and enjoy the opportunity to work together. The last 15 months have been a challenge for us all, but we feel we are stronger than ever due to our strong foundations and our great relationships with each other.
All staff are aware of the importance of our Christian ethos and core values at East Bierley Primary School, and fully embrace them in all aspects of their professional practice, regardless of their role in school.
Our ethos and values embody British Values in all we do. Our core values are at the heart of school and we celebrate them daily. Our focus on our core values encourages a real understanding of right and wrong along with a celebration of our individual rights and responsibilities.
As stated in our last SIAMS inspection report: 'The uniqueness of every individual is emphasised and celebrated across the curriculum. Care is taken to nurture and value everyone so that all can flourish.'
Ethos Statement from our Instrument of Government
Recognising its historic foundation, the School will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.
The School aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.
Our Core Values
‘Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.’
* We encourage children to make deep and satisfying friendships.
* We help children who are having problems with their friendships.
* We teach children that Jesus is our friend who likes us and enjoys being with us.
‘And do as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.’
* We encourage children to respect each other.
* We help them understand that everyone is unique and to respect similarities and differences.
* We encourage children to see respect as a universal language.
‘Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.’
* We encourage children to be quick to apologise if they have done something wrong.
* We encourage children to forgive people when they have been hurt and not to hold grudges.
* We teach children that God always forgives us.
‘The Lord is my shepherd.’
* We encourage children to be trustworthy people who can be relied on and who tell the truth.
* We make sure that all the adults in school behave in ways that enable children to trust them.
* We encourage children to trust in God and his goodness.
‘Have I not commended you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’
* We encourage children to be have courage.
* We develop children’s willingness to take risks.
* We encourage children to stand up for what is right.