Welcome to Beaumont Primary
Hello and thank you for visiting our website- we offer you a very warm welcome to our academy. We are in the midst of extremely exciting times; after opening nearly two years ago in our temporary modular building, we are now enjoying our first year settling in to our new academy building. It is a truly fantastic modern build. Feedback from staff, parents and pupils has been positive - we all appreciate the thought and care that has gone into the space which has been created - the children have well equipped classrooms, a library, a dance studio, a cooking room, a huge PE hall and generous outdoor space including a Multi-Use Games area (MUGA). Kirklees and BAM have really delivered us a building we are proud of and we were lucky to have been involved every step of the way. Our trees have just blossomed for their first Spring, and it really feels like we are growing into our building as it develops around us.
We are part of a highly supportive Academy Trust and as such we work closely with other partner schools as well as with our Central Trust team. South Pennine Academies, led by CEO Jane Acklam, believes in each academy retaining its’ own unique identity serving it’s own community, whilst all academies subscribe to the 4 key trust priorities.
Strong and Effective Leaders High Performing Staff
Successful Students Engaged Community
Our academy motto, ‘Adventures in Learning’ reflects the experience we want our pupils and staff to experience at Beaumont. Having reflected upon our first two years since opening, we know our success is dependent upon the four trust priorities but in addition, the fact that our whole school community has committed to three key areas, which have now become our strengths:
Relationships Collaboration Diligence
We have a highly skilled and diverse staff team who are passionate about what they do and who come to work because they believe that they make a difference every single day. They do make a difference.
We have a highly skilled and diverse parent community who are passionate about the education of their children and who bring their children to school every day because they believe it makes a difference. It does matter and they do make a difference.
Most importantly we have a highly skilled and diverse pupil community; they are a truly amazing, gorgeous, clever, skilled, energetic, delightful, funny, shy, friendly, curious, nervous, confident, challenging, adventurous group of children who absolutely light up our classrooms and make every day count.
We might be teaching the next footballer, poet, artist, software developer. Information security analyst. bus driver, pianist, lawyer, police officer, Olympian, actor, scientist, business owner, politician, retail assistant, nurse, doctor, teacher, philosopher, builder, inventor, engineer, archaeologist, vet and jobs not yet invented…we just don’t know. So whilst we absolutely deliver the national curriculum, ensuring a robust skills progression, we also respond to what works for the children and we offer a rich and experiential learning experience. Our curriculum and the flexibility of it allows us to respond to the very children in front of us. We do not pigeon-hole children to fit a plan but rather grow the plan to fit the children. We have developed a culture of possibility and aspiration.
We are keen to develop pupil voice and our commitment as a Rights Respecting School, supports this aspect of our work. Our 3 core rules are based upon 3 key rights from the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child:
The Right to be Safe, The Right to Learn and The Right to Play
When we discuss any behaviours and actions, we make links back to the rights to support pupils in being able to express their rights and the rights of others. The embedded use of the rights has empowered our children to understand their own rights and the ways they support the rights of others by making good choices.
We teach without pre-conceptions so that children can show us what they can do, not what we think they can do. We assume they can and find the ways to help them. It takes patience, dedication and belief. We must believe that they can achieve; provide the right climate and they will.
Our academy has a vibrant and diverse school community and we want all of our pupils to be proud of themselves and who they are, whilst having the highest standards of respect and understanding for each other. Our children are role models who already make positive contributions to society and we have been very proud of the way they have represented us since we opened. We have a very supportive parent community and believe our relationships with our families is key to our success. Parents have many opportunities to be a part of their child’s learning journey from the daily early morning drop in sessions to workshops, family learning afternoons, celebration assemblies and regular homework projects.
We have the advantage of sharing a site with a high school, a pre-school and a SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) programme; this lends itself to opportunities for joint project working and enjoying the expertise of the many staff on site.
We are proud of what we have achieved since opening. Our attainment and progress is strong and we are confident in our ability to work with our families and prepare our children to be ready and well equipped for the future
If you would like to know more about us or to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Bindley in the school office on 01484 503111.
I look forward to working with you.
Ms Jane Acklam OBE
CEO of South Pennine Academies
Miss Debbie Kelly
Principal of Beaumont Primary Academy
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