The Aims of Balksbury Junior School
To develop lively enquiring minds and a positive confident attitude to learning. To promote the acquisition of knowledge and skills within a broad and balanced curriculum. To develop children’s self-worth and confidence and a sensitive and tolerant attitude towards others. To encourage children to value and take pride in their school environment. To gain enjoyment from a variety of artistic, cultural and sporting activities. To develop the personal qualities needed to achieve: enthusiasm, curiosity, logical thinking, concentration, self discipline, courage, honesty, independence, patience, a sense of humour, imagination, perseverance and a life-long love of learning. To encourage the children’s personal, spiritual, moral and cultural development allied to an understanding of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and their Rights & Responsibilities as Global Citizens in today’s world. To invest in Health to assist in the process of raising levels of pupil achievement and improving standards. To provide a physical and social environment that is conducive to learning
At Balksbury Junior School we take pride in all we do by: Showing respect to each other, valuing our friendships and celebrating our differences; respecting everyone’s right to learn, play and achieve and being responsible by looking after our school environment and our school resources, and respecting other people and their property.