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Vision and Values

Vision and Values:

Our vision statement is: Inspiring Futures.


We want all children to have the best possible future. For most children this will be about the quality of education and care we provided on a day to day basis.  What is known as quality first teaching - exciting lessons, which are well planned and challenging.


That is not all though. We know that many children will need specific and carefully focussed support either at key points in their education or in long term planned provision. We believe that all children can break through the barriers they have and achieve things beyond any preconceptions. Everyone is entitled to the best we can provide and we make that our aim.


Inspiring Futures (IF) is about the - what ifs in life. What IF we have better chances? What IF we overcome our greatest hurdles? What IF I was the scientist to find the cure for cancer? What IF? By asking this we can imagine a better future for everyone at our Academy.

Safeguarding Statement


Our Academy recognises that the safety and welfare of children is paramount and that we have a responsibility to protect children in all our Academy’s activities.  We understand that it is the responsibility of all staff and governors to safeguard children and young people. We take all reasonable steps to ensure, through appropriate procedures and training, that all children, irrespective of sex, age, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual identity or social status, are protected from abuse.


We will seek to:

  • Create a safe and welcoming environment where children can develop their skills and confidence.
  • Support and encourage other groups and organisations to implement similar policies.
  • Recognise that safeguarding children is the responsibility of everyone, not just those who work with children.
  • Ensure that any training or events are managed to the highest possible safety standards
  • Review ways of working to incorporate best practice. Including policies being regularly reviewed and updated to reflect current best practice and Government expectations.
  • Treat all children with respect regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity.
  • Carefully recruit and select all employees, contractors and volunteers.
  • Respond swiftly and appropriately to all complaints and concerns about poor practice or suspected or actual child abuse.
  • Share information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately  


We refer to school policies (on website); Keeping children safe in education and the EYFS Statatory Framework 2014

The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Brookside is (Across all sites): Brian Walton

The Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Sarah Ashford and Mrs Sandra Cinicola

Equality Objectives:


Brookside Primary Academy is committed to its general duties under the Equality Act of 2010 to:

  • eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation,
  • advance equality of opportunity, and
  • foster good relations,

in relation to age (for adults), disability, gender, gender identity/reassignment, marriage and civil partnership (with regard to the need to eliminate discrimination), pregnancy and maternity, race (including ethnicity, colour or national origin), religion or belief, and sexual orientation.


We also welcome our specific duties under the Equality Act to:

  • Publish annually sufficient information to demonstrate our compliance with the general duties and,
  • Prepare and publish equality objectives every four years.


We welcome our duty under the Education and Inspections Act 2006 to promote community cohesion. 


We recognise that these duties reflect international human rights standards as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and the Human Rights Act 1998


Brookside Primary Acadmey is committed to promoting understanding of the principles and practices of equality and justice. We aim to equip pupils with an awareness of our diverse society and to appreciate the value of difference.


Every member of Brookside Primary Acadmey is regarded as of equal worth and importance, irrespective of his/her creed, culture, class, race, gender, sexuality and/or disability.

2. Our objectives for the April 2013 to 2016 period are:


  • To Narrow the Gaps between groups of children in each cohort, and ensure that all vulnerable groups achieve as well as possible as a result of high quality teaching.

Success criteria:


Groups of vulnerable children are identified accurately and provision is established to improve their performance.

All groups of vulnerable children are carefully monitored for impact. The school then ensures that interventions are put in place to met the needs of individuals.

The needs of all learners are well met as a result of high quality teaching.

Interventions show good impact evidenced through rigorous monitoring

Teaching is regularly monitored (internally and externally) to ensure it is of a high quality for all learners. Outcomes of teaching impact are shared with governors to ensure that progress is made in this area.

IEP evaluations are more comprehensive and involve children, parents and professionals

The school runs annual Parent Pupil Review panels for all pupils receiving individual education and health plans. These are well attended and involve many external support agencies.

All staff receive appropriate and effective support in their roles to ensure high quality teaching and the best outcomes for pupils.

All staff have robust Performance Management which focuses upon Professional Learning Programs related to key outcomes within the school.

To reduce the incidence of negative name calling linked to protected characteristics such as race, gender and sexual orientation.

All behaviour is carefully recorded and monitored and the Governor Wellbeing committee who ensure that this data is acted upon. We have recently invested in better play provision and this will help children to have positive play experiences.