Core Values

At Emmbrook Junior School we are:

Kind Inclusive Courageous Inquisitive Adaptable

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

  • Kind – To show that we are kind, we help others, use good manners, show empathy and are caring towards each other. 
  • Inclusive – To show that we are inclusive, we are respectful towards others and tolerant of their beliefs and opinions. 
  • Courageous – To show that we are courageous, we demonstrate qualities like perseverance, honesty, sharing ideas, standing up for ourselves or others and learning from mistakes. 
  • Inquisitive – To show that we are inquisitive, we ask ‘why?’, ‘what if…?’and ‘how?’ questions about our learning; we demonstrate curiosity; we find out about other people and are motivated to do research or further reading. 
  • Adaptable – To show that we are adaptable, we demonstrate independence, collaboration, are able to compromise and willing to try something new.

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 Jan 2022)

Dear Parents & Carers,

Please find below some key dates for this term along with updated Covid-19 advice from the DfE on isolation periods. 

Important Dates & Covid Advice

Spring Term Dates 2021-22

21st January 2022  – Bags2School Collection

8th February 2022 – Safer Internet day

8th February 2022 – The Trial of Anne Boleyn (Y5)

17th February 2022 – Y4 Trip (TBC)

18th February 2022 – Exhibition Morning (C-19 dependent)

21st – 25th February 2022 – Half Term

28th February 2022 – INSET day (school closed)

7th – 11th March – Assessment week

30th & 31st March 2022 – Parents’ evening

8th April 2022 – Last Day of Term (2pm)

DfE Update

Changes to the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19

From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.

The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day. All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.

If the result of either of their tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.

Further information, including examples of when to end self-isolation if you have had COVID-19 symptoms, is available in the stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection.

Thanks

The EJS Team