The school’s vision: Inspiring the best in everyone

Values

We inspire the best in everyone through our values: achievement, kindness and responsibility

Achievement: aim high

  • Play and explore
  • Active learning
  • Create and think critically
  • Growth mindset
  • Try my best
  • Stay curious
  • Love learning
  • Solve problems
  • Learn from mistakes
  • Persevere, embrace challenge
  • Be passionate
  • Engage
  • Develop new skills

Kindness: be kind 

  • Encourage
  • Respect one another
  • Be generous
  • Share
  • Empathise
  • Include
  • Celebrate success
  • Express thanks
  • Support
  • Be fair
  • Welcome

Responsibility: take responsibility

  • Respect each others’ rights
  • Be an active citizen
  • Take care of feelings, the environment and community
  • Value similarities and difference
  • Do good

Silver Rights Respecting School

Brookfield is proud to be a Silver Rights Respecting School. What this means in practice is that we are committed to placing the values and principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of our ethos and culture to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. The best interests of the child are a top priority in all our considerations.

The result of such an approach is that children develop an awareness of global issues alongside an improved sense of security and confidence, which allows them to take the next step in advocating the rights of children everywhere through campaigning and raising awareness. A Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practiced, respected, protected and promoted. At Brookfield, the rights of the child are integrated into learning across the curriculum, so that children develop their understanding of how the notion of rights has developed, why governments came together to agree on a set of rights, and how children’s rights are respected and/or neglected across the world today. We also ensure children’s participation in all aspects of school life by listening to children’s views and including them in decision making; from organising a charity day, to choosing new playground equipment or reviewing a school policy.

Being a Rights Respecting School also shapes our behaviour management. At the beginning of each school year, every class draws up a class charter which consists of a number of agreed rights and also sets out how adults and children will respect these rights. Playground and toilet charters have also been created through consultation with children and adults. Children learn that mutually respected rights work in the interest of the whole community.

Key to the promotion of rights at Brookfield is the role of the Rights Ambassadors. Children in Years 3 to 6 can apply to become a Rights Ambassador each year and those chosen help to guide the school in its work towards fostering a sense of community, respect and responsibility which encourages children to be active and informed citizens, who look to develop a positive future for all.

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