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Brandon Junior School
Carr Avenue, Brandon, DH7 8NL, UK Durham
Tel. 0191 378 0124, Fax 0191 3789089

Brandon Junior School

The Head Teacher is Mr. R. Gedling and the chairman of governors is Mr. K. Yallop

The School's Ethos and Values

The school's mission is to provide a differentiated curriculum to match the needs of every child; to provide appropriate teaching so that every child can reach his/her potential; to meet the personal and social needs of all children and to promote the acquisition of spiritual and moral values; to provide a safe and attractive environment in which children are happy and feel valued within a supportive and trusting climate of good relationships.

Rules - School rules are kept to a minimum and are mainly concerned with encouraging respect, good manners, hard work, non violence and safety. Good standards of discipline are encouraged by positively rewarding good behaviour. When bad behaviour occurs, a firm word is usually sufficient. Failing this, the school operates a detailed system of assertive discipline. An accompanying leaflet explains how this operates.

Uniform - In order to instil in pupils a feeling of community and belonging, they all wear red jumpers or sweatshirts and grey trousers or skirts. In warm weather children wear red or white polo shirts or red checked dresses. Jumpers, sweatshirts, cardigans and polo shirts can be purchased from the school office. Footwear should be comfortable and safe.

Pastoral - Classes are organised in age groups under the care of one class teacher who is largely responsible for children's pastoral care and welfare. There are times, e.g. at lunchtimes and in maths and English sets, when they will be in the care of other adults.

Extra Curricular Activities - At various times throughout the school year, extra curricular activities may include netball, football, basketball, computing, recorders, drama/entertainment, athletics, German and cycling proficiency.

Religious Education and Collective Worship

Children take part in an act of worship every day. This might be in the hall with the whole school or elsewhere in the school with just one class or several classes. Most assemblies are broadly Christian in nature.

All children have religious education lessons when they learn about Christianity and other faiths and religions of the world. They are also taught about moral and social issues. Parents wishing to withdraw children from religious education lessons should contact the Head Teacher to discuss what provision could be made for their children.

Special Educational Needs

Children with special needs are taught in mainstream classes along with children of the same age. Depending upon their needs, some children may be withdrawn from their class at particular times of the week for extra support in a small group. For maths and English, children with special needs are placed in the ability set which will best meet their needs.


* To build upon children's experiences at home and previous schools and to help them to acquire knowledge, skills and concepts relevant to their lives now and in the future;
* to help children to use language and mathematical and scientific skills effectively;
* to help children to understand the world in which they live and interdependence of individuals, groups and nations:
* to help children appreciate human achievements and aspirations in every area of experience;
* to help children towards an understanding of spiritual values;
* to encourage in children a sense of right and wrong, good behaviour, consideration for others and care of the environment;
* to help children to have positive attitudes towards themselves and co-operative attitudes towards each other;
* to help children to develop enquiring minds and the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks and challenges;
* to help children develop powers of imagination, creativity and self expression;
* to provide for children a rich variety of learning opportunities, making full use of practical tasks and first hand experiences:
* to encourage in children the enjoyment of physical sporting activities and games and an increasing awareness of a healthy lifestyle.

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