The Week Ahead
Growing lives that bear fruit
Quick Stop Notices
IMPORTANT: Please log on to the BCS Parent Portal to read and accept the school’s Acceptable Use Policy and update your child’s Medical record for this year. Make sure you’re logging into version 1.173.
- Following a recent IT incident and following discussion with our Local School Police Liaison Officer we have made the decision to remove the ability for students to send and receive external emails with their school BXS account. They will still be able to communicate with internal BXS addresses. If you have any questions regarding this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Goodbye to Mrs Spencer who has supported children in the autism provision. She is leaving to look after Matilda, her one year old, full time. We will miss her cheerful and willing disposition.
- Goodbye to Mrs Charlton who has taught maths here for a number of years. She is leaving to spend more time with her husband who has poor health. She has brought a great sense of fun, fashion and maths to our school, and will be missed.
- In September we will welcome back Mrs Bullen, who will teach Maths to Middle School and Year 9. She has worked with us in primary for a while, has taught at TLG and been a youth worker at Light Church. We think she is amazing!
- Y3/4 are learning about WW2 so a visit here might be beneficial and interesting for them. https://brighouse1940sweekend.co.uk/visitor-information-2023/
- Marks and Spencer will be offering 20% discount on School wear from 4th July. (See below)
- Bradford Council activities for half term
- School fees 23/24 – please see the email sent on 21st April. If you think you are eligible for a fees reduction, please send your evidence in to the office asap. Thank you.
- From Hannah Fairs Billam: As one of my many hats, I am running a Befriending service one day a week at the Millside Centre in town. This is for people who are isolated socially and in need of companionship. We are trying to recruit more befrienders …it is simply a commitment to contact someone in need once a fortnight. I have attached the information flyer to this email. If anyone is interested…they just have to let me know and I can explain more email@example.com or call me on 07426314832. Thank you so much, Hannah
- Anti Bullying Policy – New amendments
- A helpful article for parents navigating teen social media use.
School Uniform Information
When we return in two weeks…
|Monday 12th June
|Acorn Class – walk around Bolton Woods
|Parent Prayers in the staffroom @ 9am
|Geography Field Trip Y9/10
Dates for your Diary
- 13th July – Celebration & Awards Night for the whole school @6.30pm. Venue tbc.
Open for orders from Monday 5th June. Please order before 9:00am on Monday 12th June.
Latest version v1.173 – Parent Portal help
Stars and Students of the Week
Primary School Stars of the Week
|Lucy for working hard in maths in patterns.
Henry W for looking after other children and building up their confidence.
Annie for settling in very well at nursery.
|Grace for super English work and working hard on her handwriting.
Aanav for amazing understanding in Maths in our time topic.
|Alyssa for excellent newspaper report writing.
Chloe for improvement in her times tables.
Theo for excellent improvement on his handwriting.
Middle and Upper School Students of the Week
|Marley (Y5) for great confidence in advocacy presentation to a panel of judges
Alana (Y8) for confidence and excellency in her advocacy presentation
Franklin (Y8) for high level of engagement with his advocacy project. Huge improvement in application to work in History
Joel (Y8) for consistently high standard of work and diligence throughout the whole First World War topic in History.
|Jack (Y10) for continually high standard of work, oral and written GCSE questions. A great attitude and application in History.
Bryony (Y9) for well written literature essay comparing poems. Great perseverance and hard work in History – resulting in really good grades.
Evie (Y9) for showing mature attitude, working hard and achieving above her target grade in Maths.
William (Y10) for maturity and confidence in writing style in his latest literature essay
|Autism Provision – Acorns
|Musa for being a great role model and successful week producing outstanding work
Duke of Edinburgh
Our Police liaison officer speaking to Middle School
Young Minds – Zephaniah Trust.
Julie and Kayleigh came to talk to our Middle School students about mental health and wellbeing as well as how they are fundraising for the Young Minds charity.
Jesus had a lot of time for people’s emotional wellbeing and understood how it played out in their lives. Thank you to Mrs Taylor for organising.
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Our missionTo provide a holistic Christian education for all and to inspire discipleship.
Our VisionTo be a Christian community in which everyone grows in character, faith, knowledge, understanding and wisdom.
Some of you may know that we have been expecting Ofsted for a while, and staff have worked hard to make sure all criteria are met for inspection.
School has been a hive of activity, teachers have made sure boxes are ticked, whilst still ensuring we stick with our vision and mission as drivers of what we do. This has been a challenge.
We have just heard that we have been moved to the Independent School Inspectorate, a very positive action. Ofsted will no longer inspect our school, and instead we will be under this new framework.
I am grateful to God for this unexpected news. We joined the Independent School Association last year with the hope of doing this, but did not expect it so quickly.
One of the evaluation tools I value for our school is ACSI Reach – an international Christian School evaluation. ISI recognise this tool, which states:
Teaching and learning are at the heart of the school program. In most cases, schools are provided with a mandated curriculum which they must use and be held accountable for by their authorities. However, schools generally have some freedom in the manner in which the curriculum is delivered. This provides Christian schools with the opportunity to teach the required curricular content from a Biblical worldview, consistent with the school’s Christian philosophy of education.
The growth of students and staff towards maturity in Christ is a key goal of Christian schools. The extent to which this goal is being achieved, however, is very difficult to measure. Acknowledging the primary work of the Holy Spirit in a believer’s life, Christian schools take intentional steps to see that work flourish. The school’s instructional program seeks to develop a heart of service and leadership in students and staff.