Welcome to our Foundation Stage!
Welcome to Bede Academy. We are delighted that you have chosen to attend our Academy and we look forward to meeting you. We cannot meet you all in person at our ‘Welcome Meeting’ as we normally would but it’s lovely to be in contact with you through our virtual presentation. We hope you find it useful and that it answers some of the questions you may have. We will send you a more comprehensive handbook which will cover, in greater detail, everything you may wish to know about Bede Academy. Please ensure you read this handbook carefully.
The Christian Ethos
We encourage our students to know that they are all equal in the sight of the God and that God loves them. We encourage them to know that they are ‘made in the image of God’ and we recognise them as wonderfully unique.
To encourage personal, moral and spiritual development within a Christian framework.
To provide all students and staff with the opportunity to work hard to achieve their personal best.
To create and sustain educational environments where everyone is equally valued.
Sometimes we speak of our Academy as being ‘character first’. In doing so, we are seeking to express our belief that the development of character is an end in itself.
Meet the Early Years Team
To promote a Christian ethos in all aspects of the Academy.
To meet the needs of all children.
To provide a high quality service of care and education for children and their families in their earliest years.
To value all children and parents and to meet individual needs.
To create and promote a warm, caring, lively learning environment that is creative, fun and interesting, both indoors and outdoors, embracing racial and cultural diversity.
To enable children to reach their full potential by allowing them to develop inquiring minds, a positive attitude and physical skills to aid which will stay with them for life; we take into account any additional support children may need to achieve this.
To encourage children to become confident, independent, co-operative and a good communicator.
To work in partnership with parents/carers and professionals to heighten awareness of the child’s potential in line with their stage of development.
To encourage parents/carers to take positive interest in, and to contribute to, their child’s welfare and development as we value parents as their child’s first educators.
To ensure that all children feel safe and cared for in a nurturing, stimulating and creative environment.
To ensure all children are valued as individuals and to nurture confidence in themselves and what they can achieve, and to develop high self-esteem.
We are committed to working in partnership with Parents/Carers. We will demonstrate this through:
Offering opportunities throughout the year to come to the Nursery and Reception to meet the staff and discuss the progress of your child.
Keeping you informed of your child’s progress and achievements.
Discussing our worries or concerns about your child with you in a sensitive and supporting way.
Providing your child with high quality play and early learning experiences which we will share with you.
Involving you in the life of the Nursery and Reception.
Working with you to help settle your child.
We are all very keen to see the children settle into Nursery and Reception as quickly as possible and become happy and confident individuals. If for any reason your child is upset when you leave Nursery or Reception, we will ring you after about 20 minutes to reassure you that they are settled.
We would appreciate your commitment to working in partnership by:
Arriving and collecting your child on time.
Supporting your child by contributing to the Nursery and Reception activities.
We operate a uniform policy with high standards.
The children at Nursery and Reception will have the same uniform as the other children in Bede Academy. More information can be found in the Handbook.
White ankle socks are to be worn with the gingham dress; the dress can be worn after the Easter holidays through to the start of the Autumn half term holiday (October) and is optional.
All children must wear plain, black, sensible shoes which can be polished (not patent). Shoes can be laced, buckled, Velcro or slip on but boots, moccasin or ballet style shoes are not permitted nor are fashion features such as buckles, logos, tags and flashing lights.
Coats should be plain, dark coloured (black, green, navy) without logos and similarly hats, scarves and gloves should also be plain and dark coloured. Novelty and character garments are not permitted.