A SCHOOL THAT SUPPORTS PUPILS’ SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS WHILE DEVELOPING RESILIENCE, DETERMINATION TO SUCCEED AND AMBITION TO GROW
Here at Burton Borough School, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive school; a school which supports children with their social and emotional needs, whilst also developing the resilience required to face the challenges presented to our children as they grow up in the modern world. Putting an arm around our students whilst having high standards and expectancies is incredibly important.
The key is for our children to always challenge themselves in every aspect of school life, to remain determined to succeed and ambitious to grow into a strong and proud young adults prepared for the next stage of their life, no matter where it might take them.
Starting secondary school is an exciting time and we know your children will enjoy it. At BBS we understand that the changes from primary school to a large secondary school can seem daunting at first and as a result we are moving to a year group system in September.
By retaining a set team of support in Year 7, your child will have a core group of staff that will work with them, and only them, every day. These staff will be available all day, including at social times and in the transition between lessons to support and care for your child, whilst they are at school. In a fast paced, ever-changing 21st century, we are living in an age of information where we seemingly have the answers to everything available at the click of a button.
It is therefore increasingly important that we nurture our students to become confident lifelong learners, who are unafraid to voice their own opinions and debate them in an intellectual, considered and structured manner.
Our extra-curricular provision is fantastic, especially in the arts, where our wind bands have won awards for over 15 years and are recognised nationally. Our students also have the opportunity to take part in exciting trips, visits and tours, giving them the opportunity to learn more about cultural differences and skills which will develop them for future endeavours.
The work we carry out on mental health and wellbeing has gained national recognition, with BBS retaining the Carnegie Centre of Excellence Mental Health Gold Award.