Welcome to Badock’s Wood E-ACT academy. My name is Jon Arthur and it is a privilege to be the new Headteacher of this fantastic school. We are situated in Southmead and the academy is a real community with staff, children and parents all working closely together.
We strongly believe that a varied curriculum is the best way to engage and motivate all of our pupils. We do this by making links across the curriculum, creating wow opportunities and using expertise from the local community. We want all of our pupils to develop a lifelong love of learning. We believe this is created through experiences, challenge, a desire to always get better and a journey to independence. We believe that the success of all our pupils comes from a shared vision from all members of the academy and the wider community and we aim to make links whenever we can to create a culture for learning and opportunities to thrive and grow. Children here love learning and leave us more than ready for the next part of their academic journey.
We want the children to know that the smallest voice can make the biggest change. We want the children to become accustomed to asking questions as change and evolution does not happen by doing what has always been done. We want the children to not be lead by national, or media induced stereotypes and to form their own perspective of the knowledge we give. The purpose of this is to inspire the children to make positive contributions to their community through carefully planned career centred activities.
We are lucky to be part of the E-ACT multi-academy trust. We work very closely with five other E-ACT schools in Bristol and this has helped enormously to develop teaching standards in our academy. There is a wealth of expertise to tap into and our Regional Education Director, Sarah Flannigan, discusses school improvement with all six schools on a weekly basis.
We offer wrap around care to parents and carers with our breakfast and after school provision. There is a wide selection of after school clubs for pupils to further their interests in sport, arts and other curriculum areas.
I look forward to meeting you and being part of your child’s school journey here at Badock’s Wood.