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At Birkdale Prep School it is our aim to make every child feel confident, secure, valued and supported.
The quality of relationships within the school is of paramount importance. The rapport and relationships that children establish with adults and other pupils are central to their experience at the school, developing mutual trust and respect.
Pupils are given small roles of responsibility from the outset and this helps them develop self-confidence and a growing sense of independence.
Through the positive reinforcement of our school principles they understand the part they play in the school community.
As a Christian faith school we are committed to developing the whole person, as they develop interpersonal skills alongside their academic abilities.
Circle Time is a form activity which usually takes place weekly during a form period. They explore good citizenship, social skills and about their own and others’ feelings and emotions. Circle Time is also used to explore issues which might arise during the course of a term, such as bullying, reasons for school rules, worries about impending tests or transfer to another school. It is a feature of Circle Time that it can react immediately to issues as they arise in the form or school. Circle Time benefits the individual, the group and the school. There is no doubt that in the years since Circle Time was introduced into the Prep School it has become a favourite part of the week for many pupils.
New pupils visit their classrooms and meet their new classmates in preparation for starting at the school. They are given a “peer shepherd” to guide them in their new school career.