Welcome to Our School
The Dartford Bridge School opened 9th September 2009 (09.09.09!). On that day we began with thirty-nine children, three teachers, three teaching assistants, a nursery nurse and admin staff. Seven years later and we now have 332 children across all year groups, a nursery of 48 children and many more teachers and teaching assistants. And we continue to grow.
‘Asking, Aspiring, Achieving’.
Our school motto describes our commitment to an active, inspiring and engaging learning environment on which all learning is planned and delivered. Children are encouraged to become independent learners, problem solvers, good communicators and a team player. Encouraging children to ask questions and being given the tools to find out supports the active learning we promote. In our most recent OFSTED inspection (March 2014) we were given judgements of good in all areas of inspection with safety of children being outstanding. We are located on The Bridge Learning and Community Campus, sharing our site with other Kent Agencies. We see ourselves as part of the local community and we strive to make local and international links to support both learning and citizenship at our school.
Technology Day in Reception
Last week, Reception had a technology day! We used a range of technologies within the classroom. We used; computers, interactive white boards, illuminated chalkboards, toy phones to call our friends within the classroom, recordable pegs, recordable foam boards, bee-bots, recordable flowers and rocks. We had lots of fun by drawing pictures, recording our voices and listening back to them, we pressed buttons to make
From the Chair of Governors
The Chair of Governors writes; The Governors had their first termly meeting of the new school year recently. I was re-elected as Chairman and I am pleased to say Mrs Sue Tunnicliffe was elected Vice Chair. Mrs Tunnicliffe has been on the Governing Body since the school opened in 2009. She is a Community Governor with a vast experience in education and is currently
National Non-Fiction November
Tomorrow is the start of National Non-Fiction November and this year the theme is The World Around Us. Through their engagement with books, we hope that young readers will: be encouraged to look more closely at the world around them; develop their natural curiosity and want to find out more for themselves; expand their knowledge and build their expertise in topics of personal interest;