Brookfield Primary is committed to serving its community and surrounding areas. It recognises and appreciates the range of different cultures within school and further afield, this is reflected in our Curriculum planning. Pupils are encouraged to experience British Culture through our curriculum themes. For example, regular visits to local amenities such as the library.
Our pupils show interest in exploring different faiths and we show respect for cultural diversity, promoting tolerance and positive attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups. We value the importance of helping to shape the pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Our curriculum plans include celebrating festivals around the world such as Chinese New Year, Diwali and Harvest. We follow the Derbyshire agreed R.E. curriculum.
The DfE have recently reinforced the need;
“To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
Our school motto is "Be the Best You Can Be'’ and one of our aims is to promote high achievement and learning for life by working with children to appreciate, respect and value the multicultural nature of our society.
Within school, 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 choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and a culture of independent learning. This is taught through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons.
Our assemblies help all pupils to find out about themselves and others linking their lives to the communities in which they belong.
Assemblies are broad and balanced and emphasis is placed on teaching about moral, social and cultural issues relevant to our pupils. Assemblies also provide pupil with opportunities to reflect and discuss social scenarios.
Whole school assemblies occur on Mondays for Key Stage One and Key Stage two and children in Reception attend the celebration assembly on Fridays. On Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays class assemblies are held.
Democracy: Democracy is part of the day to day life within the school. It is modelled by all staff within the building who ‘show tolerance and respect for the rights of others,’ and ‘act with integrity and honesty’ [Code of Conduct 2014].
Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard on a daily basis, with adults taking the time to listen and respond. Pupils can also have their voices heard via the school council [voted for by the children).