I am confident that this year will be hugely successful, both on a whole school and individual level. We shall be continuing to work hard to provide the vibrant, high expectation, caring, varied and fulfilling experience your children deserve.  We will ensure our school generates a culture of opportunity, participation and achievement within a climate which encourages care, enjoyment and happiness.

People who visit Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy regularly remind us what Flying Together a fabulous school we have and how polite, spirited and confident our children are and how positive the atmosphere is. We should continue to celebrate such comments and know we have a school to be proud of. This is the result of ‘team’ efforts: pupils, parents and carers, staff, governors and the whole school community working together.  We look forward to continuing to work together as geese do in their ‘V’ formation!

We will constantly strive for improvement, always looking to where we feel things can be better.  As part of the process of reviewing our Academy Improvement Plan for this year and in trying to consult with all members of the school community, I am hoping you will consider the strengths of the school and areas we can develop.  If you would like to add your ideas to the sheet attached to bottom of this website page it would be most appreciated. I will then include them in our plans, though there may be a need to prioritise!  The children, staff and governors will also be contributing their ideas to the plan. Please return your ideas sheet to the office.

I am thoroughly looking forward to meeting you and I genuinely see the development of your child/ren as a partnership between us. We will all be working together as a family to make sure our school continues to be a caring and special place to learn, where children will gain a positive self-image to help them on their path as successful, happy, life-long learners. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns or worries. My door is always open.

Mrs Sarah Moore

Executive Headteacher


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Every Child Matters: Change for Children

Children achieve their best when home and school work together.  We value our partnership with parents very highly and have a strong commitment to develop links between home and school.  We enable our parents to support their children's learning through a wide range of activities and family learning programmes.

Every Child Matters: Change for Children is a new approach to the well-being of children and young people from birth to age 19.  The programme places better outcomes for children firmly at the centre of all policies and approaches involving children's services.

These outcomes are:

Be healthy

Stay safe

Enjoy and achieve through learning

Make a positive contribution to society

Achive economic well-being

The programme demands that all organisations that provide services to children work together in more integrated and effective ways.  The thinking behind Every Child Matters: Change for Children is not new.  High expectations and a broad view of supporting children and young people are common features of highly successful schools.  Schools already contribute to pupils' wider well-being through, for example:

  • helping each pupil achieve the highest educational standards they possibly can;
  • dealing with bullying and discrimination and keeping children safe;
  • becoming Healthy Schools and promoting healthy lifestyles through Personal, Social and Health Education lessons, drugs education, breakfast clubs and sporting activities;
  • ensuring attendance, encouraging pupils to behave responsibly, giving them a strong voice in the life of the school and encouraging them to volunteer to help others;
  • helping communities to value education and be aware that it is the way of the poverty trap;
  • engaging and helping parents in actively supporting their children's learning and development.

Be Healthy

Physically healthy

Mentally and emotionally healthy

Healthy lifestyles

Parents, carers and families promote healthy choices

Stay Safe

Safe from maltreatment, neglect, violence and exploitation

Safe from accidental injury and death

Safe from bullying and discrimination

Safe from crime and anti-social behaviour in and out of school

Have security, stability and are cared for

Parents, carers and families provide safe homes and stability

Enjoy and achieve

Ready for school

Attend and enjoy school

Achieve streching national educational standards at primary school

Achieve personal and social development and enjoy recreation

Achieve streching national educational standards at secondary school

Parents, carers and families support learning

Make a positive contibution

Engage in decision-making and support the community and environment

Engage in law-abiding and positive behaviour in and out of school

Develop positive relationships and choose not to bully and discriminate

Develop self-confidence and successfully deal with significant life changes and challenges

Develop enterprising behaviour

Parents, carers and families promote positive behaviour

Achieve economic well-being

Engage in further education, employment or training on leaving school

Ready for employment

Live in decent homes and sustainable communities

Access to transport and material goods

Live in households free from low income

Parents, carers and families are supported to be economically active

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