Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.
We believe our core purpose is to create a happy, secure and stimulating environment, based on mutual respect and tolerance, to educate all our children, prepare them for their futures and enable them to thrive and flourish. We want to provide an engaging and creative curriculum which inspires a lifelong love of learning and enables all children to achieve above and beyond their potential.
Our School Values
At Burghclere we value:
The Governors’ Award
The Governors’ Award is open to all pupils at the school, in any class and is awarded towards the end of the academic year to the pupil whose behaviour and values throughout the year have been exemplary and who best capture the values of our school. It is not awarded for academic excellence.
We make the process of identifying the winner as fair and objective as possible. In the summer term, the class teachers anonymously nominate three or four candidates with a paragraph that encapsulates why the pupil should be considered, giving specific examples to support their nominations.
The Governors of the school meet and carefully consider the nominations and vote for their preferred candidate. Staff Governors do not vote. The pupil with the majority vote is the winner.
It is very exciting for the Governors and children alike as we have no knowledge of who we choose until the process is complete!
The pupil selected is informed at the end of year Celebration assembly in front of all their peers and given the prestigious trophy and prize from the Chair of the Governors. Their picture then adorns the entrance hall for the following academic year.