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