Our Ethos and Values

Our Mission Statement

We at Broughton Primary School see it as our purpose to provide meaningful, high quality and broad based learning experiences for the children of our town. These experiences will be first hand where appropriate, differentiated for all children and planned following National Curriculum guidelines enabling the children to succeed in fulfilling their personal potential.

We shall achieve this by providing a secure, caring and stimulating environment with opportunities and resources for development and room for growth, recognition and feedback for all stakeholders. Within this context we will maintain a strong commitment to high expectations of work and behaviour. We will promote physical, emotional, moral and intellectual development, whilst maintaining a school climate characterised by empowerment, self-discipline, motivation and co-operation, promoting social and moral values whilst maintaining effective communication with parents, children and between colleagues.

Broughton Primary School is confident in its Mission statement because of its commitment to quality and its well trained team of education professionals.

  • To provide a safe, caring, happy learning environment, which is stimulating and well ordered.
  • To make optimum use of the organised and well maintained quality resources available.
  • To offer a broad based curriculum which helps to ensure outstanding levels of achievement.
  • To provide a range of well planned, differentiated learning experiences which meet the needs of all children ensuring continuity and progression through appropriate and accurate recording, reporting and assessment.
  • To promote continuing development within the framework of the statutory guidelines provided by the National Curriculum.
  • To challenge and raise standards by reviewing and developing policies through analysis and self criticism.
  • To promote high standards of behaviour based on mutual respect, trust and to appreciate and value the multicultural nature of the society in which we live.
  • To promote social, moral and equality values, particularly the care of, and respect for, one another.
  • To encourage a strong positive work ethic through the provision of enjoyable, challenging and exciting experiences which foster independence, and self-discipline.
  • To value tolerance, honesty, co-operation and independence.
  • To be committed to the continual development of staff through appraisal, performance management, assessment and training and the maintenance of an air of positive encouragement, support and feedback.
  • To encouragement productive, caring partnerships with pupils, colleagues, parents, the wider community, including international links which establish mutual respect based on trust and honesty.
  • To provide clear lines of communication where the views of all are listened to, valued and shared in a climate of consistency and confidentiality.
  • To promote supportive environment where all are treated equally with consistency, empathy and respect.
  • To provide support which will allow individuals to reach their full potential.

Fundamental British Values Statement

Broughton Primary School promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.  The British values defined in the Government 2011 Prevent Strategy and reiterated in 2014 are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:


Democracy is richly embedded in our school.  Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our school council, pupil questionnaires classroom/whole school discussions and debates.  Broughton Primary School Behaviour Policy includes rewards and sanctions and high expectations for behaviour in all aspects of pupils’ lives both in school and in the community.  The school has established close links with locally democratically elected members of Broughton Town Council, North Lincolnshire Council and the local Member of Parliament.  This is shared with parents and carers and all our pupils.

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, is consistently reinforced at Broughton Primary School.

Pupils are taught the rules of our school on entry at Broughton Primary School and the high expectations dictated by these rules.  Pupils at Broughton Primary School are taught the reasons behind rules and laws; that they govern and protect us; the responsibilities that this involves; and the consequences when rules and laws are broken.  The school's own ‘Golden Rules’ are constantly referred to in assemblies and by all staff, displayed throughout the school and act as a permanent reminder to all pupils. The school has very strongly established that we all, adults and pupils alike, are responsible for our own actions, and that we make choices.  The schools discipline policy has at the heart of it, the importance of teaching and guiding us all to make the right choices. Visits from outside agencies such as the Police and Fire Service underpin and reinforce this message. Our local Police Support Officers attend school regularly to get to know the pupils and support the school’s work with the community.

Individual Liberty

Within our 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 all pupils to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and an empowering education.  Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely though E-Safety and PSHE lessons for example. Pupils are given the freedom to make a wide range of choices from attending extra curricular clubs to supporting fund raising activities.

Mutual Respect 

Mutual and self-respect is at the heart of our school ethos and values.  Pupils know that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others.  There is an expectation that all members of our school community treat each other, and themselves, with respect.  Adults throughout our school model, demonstrate and promote respect for others as do older children who have suitable, age related tasks and responsibilities and this is reiterated through our school and classroom rules as well as our behaviour.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs 

Broughton Primary School is situated in an area which is not greatly culturally diverse, and as a result we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with our children.  RE teaching, PSHE, our international and global teaching and assemblies are regularly planned to address this issue either directly or through the inclusion of stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures.  Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school as a whole.  Pupils also have the opportunity to visit places of worship that are important to different faiths.

The school has forged some very strong international links with China and Spain and has a very strong curriculum emphasis on discussing global issues with all pupils.  The international links, including visits from our international partner schools, provide real and relevant opportunities for pupils to study different faiths and beliefs, celebrate diversity, different cultures and valuing the contribution they have made to our own ever-developing British values.

Please contact the school if you feel any member of staff or pupil has intentionally or unintentionally undermined these values.