Our Vision
  • We want every child to be taught by a well trained teacher, in an Academy that is led by an outstanding leadership team with parents and carers who are partners in their child’s education.
  • We want to provide parents with an education and opportunities that ensure that their children have lifelong success, prosperity and fulfilment.
  • We want to serve our local community and encourage children, staff, families and others involved in the Academy to understand our responsibilities in this and in our own personal learning.
Our Aim
  • We will develop Teaching and Learning to be outstanding in collaboration with the CLF and other outstanding practitioners
  • We will develop sports to be the best we can taking maximum advantage of our site
  • We will develop the outside space to provide outdoor learning, space to play and to teach us about our world and our place in it.
  • We will develop the building to be a safe and creative place allowing flexible learning and innovative practice to grow.
  • We will involve and encourage families and the wider community to share and help us achieve our vision.

As a school we are developing the ‘Frome Vale Citizen’ exploring what values, attitudes and behaviours we need to be a good citizen. This is part of the work on British Values.

British Values

The examples that follow show currently some of the many ways Frome vale Academy seeks to embed ‘British values’.

 

Democracy

Frome Vale Academy currently addresses issues of democracy in the curriculum and the wider life of the Academy currently by:

  • Involving children in making decision about certain choices, such as new staff recruitment or school contracts.
  • Children are part of policy writing, e.g The Behaviour Policy
  • Elections of School Council representatives
  • School Council meetings in class every term and between councillors three times a term
  • Voting for choice of texts to learn about
  • The study of the Ancient Greeks
  • Visits by Youth MPs
  • The study of World War 1 and 2
  • The teaching of skills in balanced arguments through literacy
  • Using drama techniques to develop ‘a voice’ such as Conscience Alley
  • Local study which investigates the use of land locally

 

Future plans involve:

  • Visits to The Court House
  • Planning visits to and from institutions and services

 

The rule of law

Frome Vale Academy currently addresses The Rule of law in the curriculum and the wider life of the Academy currently by:

  • Ensuring there is a class charter that children know and understand
  • Children know and understand the school behaviour policy
  • Use restorative justice techniques following an incident
  • Themed assemblies that focus on such things as responsibilities
  • Providing a ‘reflective time’ to consider certain behaviours

Future plans involve:

  • Further, formalised’ visits from the PSCO

 

Individual liberty

Frome Vale Academy currently addresses Individual Liberty in the curriculum and the wider life of the Academy currently by:

  • Taking part in projects in conjunction with UWE on future choices
  • Study a comparison between Victorian and life today
  • Visit by NSPCC
  • Study of World 1 and 2

 

Mutual Respect & Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Frome Vale Academy currently addresses Mutual Respect & Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

in the curriculum and the wider life of the Academy currently by:

  • Preventative work on bullying (in conjunction with NSPCC)
  • Themed assemblies of equality and diversity
  • Big question studies around different faiths
  • Inviting different people of different faiths to talk with the children

Future plans involve:

  • Visiting different places of worship on a yearly basis
  • Invite people from faiths not represented in the school to talk with the children
  • Frome Vale Academy is currently developing Frome Vale Citizen which incorporates both British Values as well other areas we deem important for developing good citizens. Children have their own Frome Vale Citizen passports where they demonstrate how they are learning to become citizens of tomorrow.