As their confidence grows, so will their ability to believe that they can improve their learning in subjects that they find more challenging. When I was young, I was told I could not sing, so I gave up and never developed my singing skills. At BVIS, we make sure that all students are included in all activities and are encouraged to make progress. Students here would never be told that they are incompetent in a subject. Quite the opposite, we continuously look at their learning journey and are able to have positive conversations with them about individual progress. Praise and small steps are the way to make sure that over a considerable amount of time, students will flourish. We have seen it time and time again!
It is clear from going round lessons and seeing students in events after school that they are growing in confidence and skills; this was certainly the case this morning when Year 8 led a very thought-provoking assembly on anti-bullying. I would like to thank you to Miss Holden for the work that she has been doing with this year group on this topic for the past few weeks.
Mrs Sarah Wild - Head of Secondary