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Brookfields Primary School

Vision, Values and Ethos

Our school values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens. At Brookfields Primary School we are....

READY

RESPECTFUL

SAFE

Our Mission:

Brookfields Primary School, a place where every child can SHINE.

S - SUCCESS FOR ALL

H - HEALTHY AND HAPPY

I - INDEPENDENT LEARNERS

N - NEVER GIVE UP

E - EQUALITY

Our Trust values

 

Excellence, partnership and perseverance.

At pupil level, these are interpreted as:

• Excellence - we give our best at work and at play; we aim high; we believe in ourselves; we enjoy learning; we love to contribute; we are curious; we celebrate success; we think about our learning; we are successful; we achieve well independently; we are proud of our work; we understand that there are steps on the way to excellence; we understand that excellence is achieved through partnership (working with others) and perseverance (what we do as individuals)

• Partnership – we work together; we listen to each other; we share and take turns; we learn from each other; we respect each other; we are sincere; we are good citizens of Birmingham, the United Kingdom and the world; we contribute; we are happy; we feel safe; we look after our school; we are part of a team; we are part of a family; we help each other to achieve well; we believe everyone is equal

• Perseverance – we don’t give up; we try our best; we are not afraid to make mistakes; we learn from our mistakes; we can talk about our learning; we take responsibility for our learning; we are helping to make our own futures; we can change if we need to; we can find solutions; we look forward.

Promoting Fundamental British Values

 

In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.


Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.

 

The Key Values are:

• democracy
• rule of law
• individual liberty
• mutual respect
• tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

 

At Brookfields Primary School these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

 

Democracy
Each year the children nominate class members to represent their views at school council. We hold formal elections and the children present their reasons to be elected. Our school council which meets regularly to discuss issues raised from classes. The council is genuinely able to effect change within the school. 

 

The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Brookfields Primary. Pupils are taught from an early age the rules of the school: to be READY, RESPECTFUL and SAFE.  Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.

 

Individual Liberty
At Brookfields Primary, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our online safety and PSHE lessons.

 

Mutual Respect
Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect. This is echoed in our "Rights Respecting" work with UNICEF.

 

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
Brookfields Primary is a diverse school. We actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures. Religious Education lessons and PSHE lessons reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others. Members of different faiths and religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. The children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths.

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