On behalf of the Governors, the staff, the pupils and myself it gives me great pleasure, as Headteacher, to welcome you to the Duke of Bedford Primary School website.
The school website is a very important tool in celebrating the amazing activities that take place at our school. It is also a vital tool in communicating with parents, carers and visitors as well as providing information about the various policies, practice and procedures in our school. Our new website has been designed to give you a taste of our school as well as providing regular updated information for parents but to find out more please contact the school.
We are all extremely proud of our school and committed to providing the very best possible education for all of our children. We know that the Duke of Bedford School is a school where children feel safe within a happy stimulating and attractive environment in which each child is encouraged to enjoy learning and develop a lively and enquiring mind. We also want children to develop the ability to question and discuss rationally, and apply themselves to tasks and skills as they strive to reach their full true potential in all aspects of school life.
When any visitor walks round school they comment on happy children engaged in their learning in a calm, fun environment. We are extremely fortunate to have a large, well-equipped building and fantastic outside space. We take great pride in the fact that we have a happy and inclusive school in which the children’s voice is clearly heard in an atmosphere that encourages respect for all and respect for the environment.
Every decision within the school is made by firstly considering what is in the best interest of the children. In this way, children lie at the heart of everything we do. We look forward to working with you and your child so that the Duke of Bedford Primary School can continue to be the popular and very special place that it is today. Parents are welcomed as partners in their child’s education as we believe that our children learn best when members of staff and parents work in partnership and so we value your involvement with your child's education.
I feel privileged to lead a team of professional, talented and committed staff who provide well planned and organised lessons and activities. A wide range of curriculum enrichment activities are also provided to enhance children's learning. We have a supportive and hard working group of governors who are highly skilled in different areas. Governors and staff work together to provide our children with the very best learning opportunities. We encourage our pupils to be responsible for their learning, to grow in confidence and become independent.
Mrs Cathy Bailey