Live and Learn

"Creating a Culture
of Gentleness"

Vision, Mission & Values

 Vision Statement

“Living and learning together within a Culture of Gentleness”
requires each of us to be mindful that:

 The central purpose of our presence in the lives of others is to:

  • Nurture
  • Teach
  • Sustain

 The experience of:

  • Connectedness
  • Companionship (what it is like to be and have a friend)
  • Community of contribution

 Through the principles that make every one of us feel:

  • Safe
  • Loved unconditionally
  • Loving towards others
  • Engaged meaningfully in life

 We express these principles using:

  • Words that are kind, uplifting, encouraging and loving
  • Eyes that are warm and smiling
  • Touch that is gentle and respectful
  • Presence that is attentive and responsive to the person

And by reflecting upon our relationships in the context of how we have planned:

  • The environment
  • The organisation of life
  • How information is understood and acted on
  • The dialogue (listening, interpreting and adjusting)

 The Culture of Gentleness can be supported by:

  • Keeping our young people at the centre of everything we do
  • Working harmoniously together so we can realise the goal of giving each young person a real life
  • Fostering a sense of community within Bradstow
Ofsted Outstanding 2008-2009, BCS, Cache, EFQM, Wandsworth, Sen Specialist Schools, Healthy School, Investors in People | Champion, Silver, iNet, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust
Bradstow School
34 Dumpton Park Drive
CT10 1BY
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