Emerson Green is a village situated on the north east outskirts of Bristol. The area was built to give a ‘village style’ atmosphere by including schools, shops, village hall, library and sports facilities.
Emersons Green Primary School opened in September 2000. The school is a community co-educational primary school and takes children from the age of four to eleven years.
The building (including the Elliot building) is designed to accommodate 270 children plus a Special Educational Needs “Resource Base” for up to 18 physically disabled and/or visually impaired children. The school is organised into 9 classes. The Resource Base provides specialist teaching and children are included in mainstream classes as appropriate.
The school’s inclusive ethos runs through the heart of everything it does. Leaders at all levels are committed to providing the best education for all pupils, no matter what their need. Pupils are very proud of this. A typical comment made by a pupil was that, ‘Our school is inclusive: it’s accessible for all pupils.’ At breaktimes and in lessons, pupils of all abilities and needs work and play alongside each other. Older pupils know to look after younger children. Pupils play together readily as a result of the good relationships they have with each other. This has led to a school that is warm and welcoming to all its pupils.
Staff demonstrate a strong commitment to safeguarding pupils’ welfare…Governors are aware of their role and come into school to check that the correct systems and procedures are in place. You carry out thorough risk assessments to ensure that the school is a safe place. Staff know what to do if they have a concern about a child. Leaders act swiftly to address any safeguarding issues that might arise.
Pupils feel safe in and around school. Parents are confident that their children are kept safe in school. Pupils know what to do if they have a concern about anything and feel confident that any issues will get sorted out by an adult.