Core Values

At Emmbrook Junior School we are:

Kind Inclusive Courageous Inquisitive Adaptable

Emmbrook Junior School is committed to serving the local community and its surrounding areas. It recognizes the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom, and therefore those it serves. It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalization by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them. The school, as an inclusive establishment, accepts admissions from all those entitled to an education under British law, including pupils of all faiths or none. It follows the policies outlined by its governing body regarding equal opportunities, which guarantee that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.

All of the adults and children at Emmbrook Junior School try their best to demonstrate our five core values inside and outside school.

We teach the children about the qualities they need to have to live these core values.

  • To show that we are kind, we help others, use good manners, show empathy and are caring towards each other.
  • Being respectful of others’ beliefs and opinions, and being tolerant, help us to be inclusive
  • Qualities like perseverance, honesty, sharing ideas, standing up for ourselves or others and learning from mistakes demonstrate courage
  • Through being adaptable, we encompass being independent, collaborative, able to compromise and willingness to try something new. 
  • Being inquisitive means asking ‘why?’, ‘what if…?’and ‘how?’ questions about our learning; being curious, finding out about other people; and being motivated to do research or further reading.

The Department for Education (DfE) have recently reinforced the need

“to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule   of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

It has published guidance on promoting these British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.

Emmbrook Junior School will, in an age appropriate manner, promote British Values to:

  • enable pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • enable pupils to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England;
  • encourage pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely;
  • further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling pupils to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
  • encourage respect for other people;
  • encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.
  • develop an understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination.

Important message

School Information

(Updated 2 March 2021)

Dear Parents & Carers,

The School’s Governing Board have approved our risk assessment (which can now be found on this website) for the return of all children to face to face learning from Monday the 8th of March. Teachers and support staff continue to make preparations for welcoming all the children back to class and we thank those parents and carers that have completed the short questionnaire relating to remote learning, these surveys will close at 9am on Friday the 5th of March.  

We can now confirm that from the 8th of March school meals will be in the form of hot packed lunches that will be delivered to classrooms and we will be sending out menus as soon as we receive them from the catering company.

Government Guidance states that school attendance will be mandatory for all pupils from the 8th of March and the usual rules on school attendance will apply. The majority of the information you need was shared on Friday the 26th of February via our weekly newsletter which can also be found on this website.

Notice – If a child is at home with a fever or any other symptom of Covid-19 then the family must remain at home to isolate. This includes the unwell child’s siblings. It is then recommended that everyone in your household is tested. 

https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests – Parents with children returning to school can order Lateral Flow Tests to be used at home. These twice weekly tests can be used to identify asymptomatic cases of Covid-19. They are NOT compulsory or a requirement of our risk assessment but may alleviate some of the anxieties you may be feeling.  Please note that these tests should not be used in cases where children are showing symptoms, in which case PCR tests should be booked at local test centres.

Guidance on accessing testing and financial assistance can be found at: www.wokingham.gov.uk/health/public-health-campaigns/coronavirus/

Thank you for your on-going support

The EJS Team