Vision, Values and Ethos
Brambles Primary Academy is located on the Brambles Farm estate in Middlesbrough and we currently have 338 students on roll.
Our Head Teacher is Karen Gleave and she is supported by Darren Higgins as Senior Deputy Head Teacher for Accessibility and Inclusion and Stuart Mayle as Deputy Head Teacher for Teaching, Learning and Assessment. We employ over 45 people, of which 21 are Teaching staff. We have 16 classes in total and each year group is supported by Learning Assistants to ensure that all of our pupils receive a high level of individual support and care.
At Brambles Primary Academy, our motto is ‘Learning together; growing together; making a difference’. This embodies our belief that, as part of the Tees Valley Education Trust, we aim to develop a community of learners who through the use of dynamic teaching and learning, committed collaboration and a consistent drive for progress, all achieve their full potential.
The academy consists of 3 phases: Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. With the exception of Nursery, each year group is two-form entry, with a Published Admissions Number of 45 children per year group. Within most year groups there are Learning Support Assistants to meet the varying needs of all our children. Our inclusive ethos and well-established system of pastoral care allows us to integrate all children, and has created a nurturing environment that enables children to be successful, confident learners.
Brambles Primary Academy aims to:
- Ensure the ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda is realised.
- Create an interesting and stimulating environment which reflects our values and promotes a sense of community as well as an individual sense of self worth.
- Develop a community of life-long learners where access to knowledge is a right and a recognised achievement.
- Provide learning experiences that will allow all pupils equal opportunities to develop their thinking and creative skills.
- Promote social, cultural, moral and spiritual development, preparing pupils to be responsible citizens.
- Encourage the partnership with parents/carers and foster positive links with the community.
We believe the most effective way of achieving these aims is through the promotion of: inquiry and curiosity, enthusiasm and challenge, sharing and learning together, the acceptance and embracing of differences, openness, self respect and persistence.