Aspire is a vibrant, highly successful and widely recognised Trust determined to raise standards of educational achievement to the very highest levels. We don’t just aim for our children to achieve what is average or expected, but for them to excel both academically and in character.
We live in a global economy that requires our children to be prepared to think both critically and creatively, solve complex problems, and to communicate well. Mastery of the basics: reading, writing, maths and technology is our core purpose, and this sits firmly alongside ensuring our children have well-developed social and emotional skills. Aspire academies have a strong emphasis on the sport, arts and social, moral spiritual and cultural education.
All our 29 schools and academies are an integral part of their local communities and have a real sense of identity. We value the contribution each of our communities makes and the distinctive opportunities and diversity it offers to the Trust. By working in true partnership, we offer exceptional learning experiences to all our children, so they benefit from the strength that being part of the extended Aspire family brings. If you want to learn more about us, then please visit our website at www.aspireacademytrust.org
I look forward to hopefully welcoming you to the Aspire family!
Vanessa Bragg Aspire CEO
Head of School Welcome
I am very proud to be the Head of Bugle School and Nursery. On behalf of our amazing pupils, our dedicated staff, parents and hub councillors I would like to welcome you to our school. We aim to provide the best possible education for the children in our care. Through our child-centred curriculum, children are encouraged to be independent learners and achieve their full potential. We have high expectations of what can be achieved, and we believe that learning should be both stimulating and enjoyable. We have a dedicated staff and an active hub council which ensures that every child feels safe and secure and has a happy and successful learning experience. The welfare of every child is the concern of every member of staff. Our most recent OFSTED report carried out in July 2022 stated that 'the Leaders have created and implemented a clear vision to ‘build a love of learning that will last a lifetime’ and that 'Children get off to a flying start in the early years. Children learn in a well-resourced and engaging environment.' The school are lucky to have a purpose built Nursery and Early Years setting which is run by two talented and knowledgeable leaders in Miss Chantelle Penhall and Mrs Jemma Davies. We are a family school, and we can only achieve our aims by working closely with you as parents. Your support is essential in your child’s success at school, and we value your input and opinions. We consider ourselves at the ‘heart of the community’ and welcome many visitors from the local area into school to work with the children and enhance their learning. I hope that you find this booklet useful, and we look forward to welcoming you to our school.
Luke Rees Head of School
EYFS Lead/Teacher Welcome
Vision & Values
Our School Vision Learning Together by Including Our aim is to promote a fully inclusive partnership where there is true equality of opportunity in all aspects of life-long learning.
Our School Values Our school community has agreed on our core values. We want everyone to: Be Ready to Learn; Be Safe; . Be Respectful; to everyone and everything in our school.
"We have a commitment to safeguard our children.
"We all have a responsibility to act if we are worried about a child. All children have a right to be safe no matter who they are or what their circumstance.
"Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility."
Every academy within the Aspire Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.