British values

Promoting British Values at Brooke Primary Academy

At Brooke Primary Academy we aim for our children to become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.

We promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs.

In actively promoting British Values we hope to ensure that the children of Brooke and Marshland Federation understand the importance of respect and leave our Federation fully prepared for life in modern Britain.

How we promote British values

We have a school council which consists of members from each class who are nominated and voted for. They meet to discuss social and moral issues along with making decisions about some aspects of school life. The areas for discussion are then fed back to the rest of the class where they can all share their views and thoughts.

Our Academy has a set of Rules which all children are to abide by. At the beginning of the year each class devises their own classroom rules. Through topic work children are taught about the laws of our country and the role of the Queen, the Prime Minister and members of parliament in creating and implementing those laws. We ensure that children understand that all of these laws are there to protect us and are essential for our wellbeing and safety.

Within our Academy children are encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment to enable them to do this. Through our SMSC sessions we discuss different choices that the children can make and encourage them to make the right choices. In a simple way we look at E-safety and the importance of keeping yourself safe by choosing not to share personal information.

Our whole Academy ethos is built around mutual respect. We are an inclusive Academy where everyone is valued and has a contribution to make to the schools. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others.

All different faiths and beliefs are explored and celebrated through assemblies, RE sessions and a variety of visitors into the Federation. The children are taught that people have different faiths and beliefs and that these should be accepted. Children within our Academy with different faiths are encouraged to share their practices and special celebrations.

What is your favourite subject and why? –
“I love P.E. because I am a real sports person and enjoy being creative.”

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What is your favourite subject and why? –
“Maths because I love numbers and adding.”

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What is your favourite subject and why?
“Art because it calms me down and it’s great fun.”

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What is your favourite subject and why?
“English because I love writing stories and poems.”

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What is your favourite subject and why?
“Topic and Art are my favourite lessons because they push me to my limits and are fun.”

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What is your favourite subject and why?
“Art because I like drawing and sometimes my work goes on the wall.”

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What is the best thing you have done in school?
“I love the school trips and when we go to the church to sing.”

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What is the best thing you have done in school?
“I enjoy the school trips to the museum so I can learn.”

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What is the best thing you have done in school?
“I really enjoy playing for the school football team.”

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What is the best thing you have done in school?
“Everything. I enjoy every single second of school.”

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What is the best thing you have done in school?
“The best thing I’ve done at school was going to William’s Den and building my own den.”

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What do you like about the teachers?
“They tell jokes and help us learn.”

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What do you like about the teachers?
“They are helpful and kind.”

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What do you like about the teachers?
“They make me feel safe.”

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What would you say to a child who is worried about joining this school?
“We will look after you and help you.”

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