Billing Brook School

Beliefs and Values

At Billing Brook we believe that:

When pupils are happy and secure, they learn well​​

  • We build caring and trusting relationships across the school community. ​
  • Highly skilled staff understand and support the varying needs of pupils.   ​
  • Everyone is treated fairly and equally.​
  • We use neuro-diversity affirming practices.​
  • Well-being is a shared responsibility.​

We need to equip pupils for life beyond school​​

  • Our curriculum is designed to provide relevant and meaningful knowledge and skills needed for the next stage of education and life.​
  • We provide opportunities for pupils to practice and apply their skills in a variety of contexts​.​
  • We enable pupils to take risks in a safe environment, building their resilience and growing from their mistakes. ​
  • By supporting pupils to develop self-regulation strategies, by encouraging self-advocacy, and by familiarising pupils with a variety of day-to-day situations, we help them cope with life beyond school.
  • We promote healthy lifestyles so that pupils understand and have positive mental and physical health.​
  • We support pupils to know themselves so they can self-advocate.​

Everyone can achieve; all achievements are valued and celebrated

  • ​​Pupils learn and thrive in an environment of high expectations and positive attitudes, where mutual respect, kindness and tolerance of diversity is encouraged.
  • Our assessment practices recognise that every small step of progress is an achievement.​

​​​Pupils learn best when parents / carers and schoolwork in partnership​​

  • By working together home and school prioritise and collaboratively address shared goals.​
  • We provide strong pastoral care, working together to support our community and families.


British Values

At Billing Brook we recognise the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever changing nature of the UK. We promote British Values through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education offering many broad and balanced opportunities for development throughout the curriculum. British Values are integral with our school values: kindness, fairness, respect and honesty.

The five key elements are:

  • Democracy

  • The rule of law

  • Individual liberty

  • Mutual respect

  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

British Values at school