Welcome to the Beddington Infants’ School website. I am very proud to have been the headteacher of this amazing school for the past 10 years.
Beddington Infants’ School offers a uniquely immersive learning experience. Our provision is designed to meet the needs of the children in a natural, home-like environment. Learning opportunities are meaningful, related to real life and incorporate the interests of our children. Our vision is encapsulated in The Seven Gifts of Beddington Infants’ School.
The first thing you will notice when you visit the school, is that the buildings and outside spaces are designed to offer your child a range of structured opportunities to develop the skills and attitudes of a motivated independent learner. Learning happens everywhere!
Staff and families support children’s learning so that they have a genuine thirst for knowledge and are self-motivated to achieve. Their developing understanding of the learning process and the pride they experience when they make progress inspires them to take their Next Steps.
Every member of staff is dedicated to the best possible outcomes for each individual child – the children know it and respond accordingly.
Once families join us they know that it’s the warm relationships between staff and families, staff and children and children and children that really makes the school a place where children thrive. There are many opportunities for families to spend time in the learning environment with their children throughout the year. These opportunities enable families to see how settled and productive their children are at school.
As professionals, we continually reflect on our provision. All members of staff are involved in our regular self-evaluation. There is a real drive and passion amongst the staff to keep improving. We consult research that has been carried out internationally and nationally. We also carry out our own research so that we can develop our provision to meet the needs of our children.
Our approach to learning is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy which honours the infinite potential of the child. For more information about Reggio Emilia please click here.
In order to ensure that we are accurate in our self-evaluation I regularly invite independent education consultants to evaluate our provision. Chris Jacobs visited in January ’17 and commented that ‘continuous provision, both indoor and outdoor, across the school is of a consistently high standard and provides quality learning experiences for all children. As a consequence, children are confident, collaborative and independent learners who set themselves high expectations and achieve well.’ Kym Scott visited in July ’17 and commented that ‘pupils are extremely motivated and engaged, work highly independently and achieve at high levels, which was evident from both observation of children learning, discussions with them and the recorded evidence available’.
The best way to find out about Beddington Infants’ School is to visit us. We welcome visitors throughout the year. Please contact the office team who will let you know the next available dates.
I look forward to meeting you for the Beddington Infants’ School experience.