Our Vision & Values

Three Schools, One Community

‘together we are more'

 

OUR SCHOOL CONTEXT
 

The Federation is made up of three Local Authority maintained schools: Brindishe Green, Brindishe Manor and Brindishe Lee, all of which are currently rated outstanding. Brindishe Lee, our one form entry school, is located in Lee. Brindishe Manor, a two form entry school and Brindishe Green, a three form entry school, both of which sit either side of Hither Green Station. All the schools are all located within 10 minutes of each other and are in walking distance of Hither Green or Lee mainline stations, just two stops from London Bridge, or a short bus ride from Lewisham DLR.

THE VISION 

Our Federation of Brindishe Schools respect and celebrate the rich, diverse community that surrounds us. We encourage individuality and ensure that children and staff are empowered to follow their own curiosity from whatever inspires them. We will discover how to become the best learners we can be, developing our knowledge, interests and needs through a diverse curriculum that allows us to follow our own learning journey.

We will be:

Committed, Creative, Confident, Empathetic, Curious, Appreciative, Respectful

At Brindishe, we nurture a culture of mutual respect, positivity and curiosity. This empowers our children to become champions of their own learning. We provide a platform for learners to recognise and regulate their wellbeing so they can be physically and mentally healthy and in a position to make the best progress they can.

Leaving the Federation, is leaving feeling valued, empowered and excited to be part of and contribute to a diverse world and to know how to continue to make a difference.

THE VALUES 

Children, families and staff at Brindishe Schools are drawn from a rich variety of social backgrounds, family structures, ethnic groups and religions.

We value the right of each person to respect, courtesy and the recognition of individual differences. We work actively to ensure that all adults and children are given every opportunity to achieveto recognise their own worth and to play an important part in our community.

We expect and work towards high achievement from all pupils. Each child’s contribution to the classroom and school is welcomed and valued. We make sure that they have the opportunity tolearn to the best of their ability and to raise their individual academic achievement.

Education at Brindishe Schools is designed to benefit all of our children and to celebrate the rich, cultural diversity of Lewisham’s local community.

THE DELIVERY 

As a group of leaders

  • Aim to make the most of our shared resources, maintain high expectations and secure high standards in a collaborative way
  • Build leadership sustainability and create opportunities for staff at all levels to receive high quality training and leadership experiences
  • Recognise the importance of individuality, spontaneity and creativity in developing innovation
  • Maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of each school by capitalising on centralised services and sharing systems and procedures
  • Offer excellent professional development for current practitioners, leaders and future recruits to the profession

In partnership with each other

  • Work in partnership, pool our expertise and resources to achieve collectively what we may not be able to achieve individually
  • Promote a collaborative approach whilst developing the capacity of each school to serve its own community
  • Continue to develop approaches that we know make the most significant impact on pupil outcomes

As a community

  • Staff, pupils and families have opportunities to grow through links with our partners, other schools and a wide range of enrichment activities

THE CURRICULUM 

‘The World Is My Classroom’

We live in a cosmopolitan capital, where communities must learn to respect, live and share with each other.

We live in a world where good mental health is fundamental to be able to thrive and we know that we need to look after our minds as well as our bodies.

We live in a technologically driven world and we have a growing awareness of the effects of climate change and diminishing natural resources.

We live in a changing economic climate so we need to understand the value of money and how to make good decisions.

The world is smaller – connections between people and places are increasingly immediate and interdependent.

We will need a variety of skills and attributes in order to aspire and make a positive contribution to society.

We must prepare to adapt in order to be successful and seize opportunities. In order that we learn what we need to learn, we must look beyond our own school and take responsibility, not only for ourselves but also for the success and well-being of others in our wider communities and around the world.

At Brindishe Schools, we recognise that our children are a very diverse group of learners.

We want them all to be successful, creative and reflective learners who make a difference and achieve highly;  who know how to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.

We want them to become confident, responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

Our curriculum is broad, creative and progressive enabling teachers to plan personalised and highly engaging learning, which questions and challenges all children - a curriculum which facilitates the combining and connecting of areas, through innovative approaches and which promotes children’s autonomy.