Vision and Values
Vision and Values:
Our vision statement is: Inspiring Futures.
Education is a life long process and we are lucky that we can provide a 0 - 11 provision (Term time) and 0 - 16 provision (during holidays). We want to ensure that the day to day practice at our academy enables children to reach their full potential so that they have the best possible chances in life. As Ofsted stated in their 2018 inspection we have:
'high expectations of pupils and place pupils at the heart of every decision made about the school priorities.'
'Pupils across the school, regardless of whether they are from the mainstream provision or the specialist provision, forge friendships, develop relationships and value the uniqueness of their school.'
We are committed to a fully inclusive education and we believe that we are better when we develop tolerance and understanding. We have three very simple rules here and they underpin much of our approach to learning.
At Brookside Academy we are best placed to offer our children the highest possible standard of 21st Century teaching and learning, with one vision and purpose for the benefit of our pupils and for the future success of the community we live in.
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, Mrs Sandra Cinicola, and Mr Chris Lane. Our Safeguarding Governor is Mr Stuart Clowes.