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Headteacher's Welcome

Bel Royal School is a one form entry primary school (one class per year group), with two forms of entry in one year group. We have nine classes in total, including a Nursery class. There are approximately 230 pupils in school from Nursery to Year 6, with our Nursery unit having up to 30 places for children from the age of 3.

We are an inclusive school and have a comprehensive intake. The staff team work hard to get to know and support the needs of every child, working in close partnership with their families, and where necessary, other agencies.

We aim to ensure that Bel Royal School is a safe, secure and stimulating setting in order to promote learning. The school is set in beautiful surroundings, with plenty of space for the pupils to play and many opportunities for learning outdoors, including a Forest School area. We believe learning outdoors offers many fantastic opportunities and try to make the best use of our entire grounds, local area and Jersey as a whole. Pupils also are able to participate in a wide range of educational visits and we are currently setting up a program of residential trips both in Jersey and to France for our Key Stage 2 children.

We aim to prepare pupils for the next stage of their education and their lives. In a digital world, this requires the teaching of digital learning skills which are taught to all pupils. ICT is well resourced and used regularly to support learning through the use of laptops, iPads and other devices.

We are a busy school and welcome a variety of visitors into school that support our learning and education programmes. We also enjoy supporting a number of charities with community events and fundraising. The school is currently developing a range of lunchtime and after school clubs and activities as well as a Breakfast Club to support working parents from 7.30am daily.

Bel Royal School is determined to be the best it can be and we work hard to reflect on and improve our practice to ensure we do our best for every pupil. It is also important for us to share our school improvement focuses with parents to provide them with an understanding of what we are working on each year.

We encourage a positive ethos and believe that our school team is one where everyone should be valued for their contribution and expertise. We aim to give our staff quality professional development experiences to extend their knowledge, understanding and skills, building on strengths and talents, thus extending their capacity to create and maintain high standards of achievement in all aspects of school life.

We pride ourselves on being accessible - relationships are at the heart of all that we do. Working in partnership with parents and carers we can achieve the best outcomes for pupils. Although more challenging at present due to Covid, we aim to ensure parents have many opportunities to come and share learning with their children and we in turn keep everyone informed of progress, attainment and targets through regular meetings and reports.

We are soon going to be setting up a Parent Teacher’s Association. This will be a community group to support the school as well as helping raise additional funds for the benefit of Bel Royal pupils.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to come and talk them through with us. It is vital that right from the start we work together in partnership, and support each other, for the benefit of your child. Our school Website (www.belroyal.sch.je) and our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Bel-Royal-School-104631608103045 provide a lot of information about the school so do make good use of these.

Mr. John Baudains Leading Headteacher