Why is strength of character important?
A fundamental aim at Braywood is that children feel happy, safe and can flourish as an individual at school. Personal, social and health education (PHSE), Forest school, leadership and citizenship skills enable children to become healthy, independent, and responsible members of society. We encourage the children to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing we help develop their sense of self-worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed. We teach them about rights and responsibilities. The children learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.
Children have a voice inside the school through our Pupil Parliament and we work hard to ensure that all children’s wishes, and feelings are taken into account when determining what action to take and what services to provide to ensure children’s confidence and happiness. Ultimately, we always have the best interests of the children at the heart of all our decisions.
At our school, we aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our staff and student body. We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable students. In addition to promoting positive mental health, we aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health. By developing and implementing practical, relevant and effective mental health policies and procedures we can promote a safe and stable environment for students affected both directly, and indirectly by mental ill health.
Braywood is a Church of England Controlled School foster Christian attitudes towards life at all times. We consider it important to foster a personal, caring and happy environment. We are committed to teaching and living the Christian way of life by providing quality education for every child and developing respect and consideration for all members of our community. A Christian environment will enable pupils to become aware of and reflect upon their own experiences and those of others; and to discover meaning and value in such experiences that might reveal the love and presence of God.