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Visions and Values

Brookland Infant and Nursery School is a warm and welcoming place with a caring ethos.  We promote an environment where diversity is embraced and where children thrive in a secure and happy environment. We believe that learning should be memorable, hands on, active and challenging. Therefore, at Brookland Infant and Nursery School we provide a rich ambitious learning environment, both inside and outside the classroom, which is conducive to high quality teaching and learning and inspires a love of learning.


We celebrate and welcome differences within our diverse school community.  It is our school’s intent to maximise the potential of all children and so our curriculum is tailored to the needs of our children; one which overcomes potential barriers to learning that we as a school identify.


Our Brookland Values (Courage, Respect, Friendship, Tolerance, Honesty and Responsibility) in conjunction with our curriculum enables our children to make a positive contribution to their community and wider society; preparing them for life beyond our school.  


Children leave Brookland Infant and Nursery School happy, confident and positive about their future. They will have developed behaviours that they need to succeed in the world. They will be confident and successful lifelong learners. The staff, working alongside the children, are actively engaged in learning as they continually improve and develop their expertise and professionalism. A climate of high expectation is actively promoted to ensure our children reach their potential. We regularly review the work of the school so that our children can take advantage of the best possible opportunities we create for them.


Aims and Values:

  • Working together as a team: children, staff, parents, governors and the local community.

  • Providing a safe and happy environment which creates opportunities for each child to reach their full academic and non-academic potential.

  • Offer a creative curriculum with exciting and challenging learning opportunities for all.

  • Presenting a broad and balanced curriculum that will develop our children’s knowledge and skills; preparing them for them for life beyond our school.

  • Fostering the development of a positive self-image, independence and a sense of responsibility. 

  • Enabling children to become aware of their own feelings and to be sensitive to the needs and feelings of others.

  • Developing awareness of the importance of caring for the environment and the wider world.

  • Celebrate our diversity through valuing the beliefs, languages and cultures of all members of our school community 

British Values


British values are promoted in much of what we do, during school assemblies, Religious Education, and PSHE sessions. The values are also integral to our Brookland vision and values. However, we recognise that these values are not unique to Britain. We acknowledge that they differ in no way from the values of the many countries and the cultural backgrounds represented by families at Brookland Infant and Nursery School. The British Values tie in with our own core values of respect, tolerance, honesty, responsibility, friendship and courage.



Democracy: Children, parents and staff have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. Democracy is central to how we operate e.g. election of school council, reflecting very much the British electoral system. Pupils are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard.  Parental opinions are also encouraged through our surveys. We also have an “open door” policy to parents/carers to ensure that all stakeholders feel confident in approaching us should they have any issues. 



The Rule of Law: Our Golden Rules and why it is important to follow them is is clearly explained to our children through assemblies., PSHE and RE and external visitors. We refer to them when reflecting on behaviour choices and consequences. Class rules and routines are clearly agreed and established to ensure that every child is able to learn in a safe and calm environment. 



Individual Liberty: We promote freedom of choice and the right to respectfully express views and beliefs. Our children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are taught how to exercise these safely, such as in our PSHE lessons.




Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs: We serve an area which is culturally diverse and we are extremely proud to promote and celebrate our different backgrounds and beliefs e.g. Black History Month, Eid, Passover, Christmas, Diwali, Chinese New Year etc. Tolerance, politeness and mutual respect are at the heart of our aims and ethos. Our curriculum also provides opportunities to learn about other faiths, beliefs and cultures.