Our Ethos & Values

Our Ethos & Values


Ethos


Brockington College is a dynamic 11-16 Church of England High School committed to preparing our pupils to ‘live life to the full’.
This means that each and every one of our pupils will have a wide range of high quality experiences both within and outside of the classroom. We meet this challenge by recognising that we are all individuals with different needs and interests. We believe and teach on a daily basis that pupils must strive to be their best academically, totally commit to a full life and must learn to appreciate, understand and respect others. Emphasis is placed at the college on academic progress.

We expect all pupils regardless of ability to improve from their starting point and set all pupils challenging targets to this effect. We support all pupils to this end whether it is through Gifted and Talented experiences, opportunities to work in small groups or on a one to one basis, enrichment activities led by our staff or external staff, specialist support for those with spec ific needs or GCSE preparation. We pride ourselves in finding the right support for each individual. Within the classroom we seek to engage all our pupils through a wide range of classroom experiences with emphasis upon learning by participation in practical work, wherever this is appropriate.

We believe very strongly that there is more to education than preparing pupils for their working life. There are countless opportunities at the college for pupils to involve themselves in a wide range of interests and they are encouraged to participate, organise and lead activities. Just a few examples of this are:

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  • ‘Student Voice’ represents the views of all pupils. They meet regularly together and on a half-termly basis with the Principal often with a series of proposals to help us develop further.
  • Sporting Ambassadors lead a series of Primary School Sporting Events.
  • Pupils are involved in all staff interviews at the college.
  • Each day we have two different pupils that support school reception.
  • We have a strong and active Eco-Warrior team who actively support environmental issues and have earned the college permanent ‘Green Flag’ status in recognition of their outstanding work.
  • There are countless sports teams for both boys and girls that are very successful.
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  • Each year there is a major musical production that combines the talents of pupils and staff in the areas of Drama, Music, Art and Technology.
  • Many pupils are involved in the school orchestra, an array of bands and have individual music lessons at the college.
  • ‘Brockington’s Got Talent’ has a wide range of entries.
  • The Art Club are currently using the college as a canvas and are painting an inspirational mural about ‘learning to live life to the full’.
  • ‘Student Voice’ represents the views of all pupils. They meet regularly together and on a half-termly basis with the Principal often with a series of proposals to help us develop further.
  • There is a House system which provides the opportunity for sporting competition and enrichment activities.
  • There are a number of trips each year such as our Kenya Trip to support pupils in Kenya, Ski Trip, Barcelona Art Trip, French Trip and Reward Trips to name just a few.
  • There are countless other clubs ranging from Film Club to Chess Club to Science Club to Street Dance Club to name but a few.
  • We are also extremely committed to the spiritual development of our pupils. All pupils attend two assemblies and three Tutor Time periods each week. Assemblies and Tutor Time are based around our ‘theme for the week’, which may be a quote from the bible or from an inspirational celebrity. The theme is based upon Christian teachings, but we are aware that we have pupils at the college with a wide range of faiths and our teachings have a sound basis in all religions and start from a strong moral standpoint.

Our reputation in this respect is outstanding, as judged by Ofsted and the ‘Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools’ in which our grading was outstanding in all areas.

The environment for learning at Brockington College is wonderful. We have a new award winning building full of state of the art resources, but we also have very dedicated staff as you will realise from the opportunities available. The environment is also very much enhanced by our pupils of whom we are very proud.

If you are considering applying for a place for your child at Brockington or applying for a staff position, you are very welcome to ring to make an appointment to visit the college and I will be delighted to meet you and introduce you to the college.

Chris Southall

Values


The school has seven key values that inform the school’s assembly programme; Collective Worship Programme and are the cornerstones for everything we do in school especially our core purpose of teaching and learning.Our values, agreed upon after consultation with pupils, staff, governors and parents are:
Compassion
Compassion is about putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and experiencing what they experience. This leads to a desire to act to do something. Compassion requires an act of imagination and humility to share in the lives of others
“It is so important to have compassion in all aspects of life. So many great chances for the better have been made out of compassion for all”
Forgiveness
Forgiveness is fundamental in a Christian School. It is about having forgiveness at the heart of everything we do and it is our aim to keep on forgiving without limit. Forgiveness requires both an acceptance and acknowledgement of what has gone wrong and a genuine desire not to do it again.
“A fundamental part of community is to forgive and forget”
Justice
Justice is multi-faceted. It is about giving all people what is right and fair for them to have such as freedom and dignity. It is about acting out of a concern for what is right and therefore holding people to account. Justice is about creating a community that knows everyone’s well-being is bound up with that of everyone else and is not just about a culture which encourages everyone to insist on their own rights at the expense of others.
“A school has to be a place of mutual trust and support where all members know they are equally valued – central to Justice”
Koinonia
Koinonia Can often be translated as ‘Fellowship’ or ’Partnership’. Koinonia expresses the quality of the relationships within a Christian Community which are like those of a family. Central to any family is interdependence. Everyone is needed and valued and important to the whole group. Each member of the family shares the joys and sufferings of the others and everyone depends upon everyone else
“Being part of a Church community makes life at school seem more fulfilled”.
Perseverance
Perseverance is linked to patience and suffering. Perseverance is about developing and building your character by dealing with a range of situations positively. It is linked to self-control and a recognition that life is sometimes difficult and painful and it is important not to give up. Perseverance is only possible when there is hope and hope is based on love and faithfulness.
“Perseverance is important in school and in life. People need to know that things are not easy but it is important to keep going”.
Wisdom
Wisdom is insight into the way life works – a proper understanding of the consequences of our thoughts words and actions. Wisdom is discernment gained through life experience. The opposite of wisdom is foolishness, which is a wrong understanding of life. Foolishness is a lack of recognition of the true value of things and leads to people putting their trust in the wrong things.
“School is not just about academic learning; it is also about becoming wise as a human”
Learning
Learning is at the centre of our school motto and encompasses all of the values above. It is about being taught, being able to discover and understand. By modelling, teaching and discussing each of the values above we are enabling ourselves and our pupils to achieve our motto of ‘Learning to live life to the full’.
“Learning is an important Value to me because it is constant and central to life. To be able to learn from mistakes is something that is essential to life”

Spiritual Reflection


Spiritual reflection at Brockington College gives opportunity for pupils to consider and reflect upon their views on a variety of themes and questions. Pupils will contemplate theirs and others’ opinions including Christian and other religious philosophies and will ponder upon their own opinions and viewpoints in relation to current affairs and the world we live in.
Spiritual Reflection Presentations for this half-term:
He who walks with the wise grows wise: 1 | 2 | Current Affairs
Let your hope make you glad: 1 | 2 | Current Affairs
Act Justly, love mercy: 1 | 2 | Current Affairs
The Lord is gracious and compassionate: 1 | 2
I’ll forever wipe the slate clean: 1 | 2
Sharing, communities, relationships: 1 | 2