The Downsbrook Vision

At Downsbrook we value the vital partnership between parents, carers and teachers and aim to take account of the wishes, feelings and views of those involved with your child's development. We encourage parents and carers to take an active part in their children's education.

Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of each child, through ongoing assessments that inspires them into becoming lifelong learners. We promote independence, creativity, excellence, perseverance and a belief in themselves. We ensure equal access and opportunity to this curriculum, regardless of background, ability, gender or race.

As a school, we take pride in the ways in which we look after the pastoral needs of the children. This is achieved through skilled staff working closely with not only the child, but also the family.

At Downsbrook, we will strive to ensure that –

• The Staff and Governors at Downsbrook Primary School will work to achieve the best they can be

• At Downsbrook we have the highest expectations of all pupils, staff, governors, parents and stakeholders

• We challenge all children to strive for academic, creative, sporting and personal accomplishment within a broad, vibrant and enriched curriculum

These are achieved by all staff being –

• Robust

• Relentless

• Rigorous

• Urgent

• Consistent

Achievement is key to the school’s vision and ‘Through effort we will achieve’ underpins the message that with effort, we can achieve more and become confident learners.

‘Learning for life. Succeeding together’ – this reflects Downsbrook’s passion for lifelong learners, who can achieve success by working together.

At Downsbrook, we also ensure our pupils understand how to be safe. We have robust e-safety systems in place and the children complete work in class so they know how they can be safe whilst on-line.

British Values at Downsbrook

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these vales have been reiterated by the Prime Minister in 2015. At Downsbrook, these values are reinforced regularly.

The children will have opportunities to explore and understand – Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs.

The Four Downsbrook Rights

Underpinning the school’s work, are the UNICEF Rights and Responsibilities. Downsbrook has these four Rights –

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The 4 Downsbrook Rights Right to an Education Pupil’s Responsibilities Complete activities Allow others to learn Work towards targets Try your best Right to Relax and Play Pupil’s Responsibilities Play kindly Play fairly Tell the truth Use equipment correctly Right to be Treated with Respect Pupil’s Responsibilities Be kind and caring to others Don’t be rude or mean Listen to others Treat others as you like to be treated Right to Feel Safe Pupil’s Responsibilities Don’t bully others - report bullying Help others Follow rules Keep our school tidy

Downsbrook sets high standards of behaviour, promoting traditional values which aid in the fostering of a love for learning. We expect our pupils to leave Downsbrook confident, happy, independent, inquisitive, successful, lifelong learners.

We very much look forward to working in close partnership with all our parents, so that every pupil not only fulfils his or her potential, but enjoys a purposeful and happy time at Downsbrook Primary School.

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