Values and Ethos
At Heybrook we have four core values:
1) Be happy.
2) Be healthy.
We believe that in order for our children to be happy, they need to feel valued and important. The staff know and nurture them, understanding they need to feel safe in order to learn. In order to feel happy, we aspire for them to feel excited about their learning, curious to know more and to take risks. Our children have their own opinions about the world and the skills to articulate them. They know their voice is important.
We see this in the sparkling starts the children have in their topics, in their play in Early Years, in their approach to learning and through our conversations with parents.
At Heybrook, we believe that we have a duty to ensure our staff, children and their families thrive physically and mentally. We aspire for children to be emotionally resilient and understand how to look after their own emotional wellbeing. Through our curriculum, children have the knowledge about how to live a healthy lifestyle.
We see this in the food choices the children make at lunch, in the science lessons where they discuss their understanding of the body, in the computing lessons where they show awareness of the online world, in the PSHCE discussions where they demonstrate thought and care for others and through their enjoyment of exercise and play.
We aspire to cherish and cultivate the potential in all our children and staff, growing learners and leaders. Through our nurturing environment, we promote optimism and develop self belief and ambition. All our children and staff can be successful. Our children and staff are role models who respect and celebrate each other. We see this in joy the have at being given green points, in their smiles at being star of the week, in the pride of their reading records, in the many ex-pupils who return to celebrate their stories of secondary school, university and fulfilling careers and the staff who we support to progress further.
Our children are powerful members of their local and global community. By learning with and from their community, they make meaningful contributions and learn in memorable ways, both from the Rochdale and wider communities. The pupils will leave Heybrook knowing that they will are able to help others.
We see this in the Nursery pupils who hold hands when playing, in the warmth and care shown towards new arrivals, the concern they show if others fall, the manner in which they play together, the way they help others with reading and the concern for the elderly, ill or lonely in the community.