Our school welcomes all children into a caring, Christian community where every child matters, and is valued for their individuality. We embrace children from all cultures and faiths, and those with no religious beliefs. We foster kindness, empathy for others, tolerance, a clear understanding of right and wrong whilst together sharing the joy of learning.
The Christian values that underpin all we do were chosen by the children, staff and governors and are explored through our daily acts of collective worship.
Our Christian Values are:
Respect, Thankfulness, Endurance, Forgiveness, Love and Hope.
Each half-term we focus on one of our values and it is linked to all the work we do.
As a rural school that serves our community, we take our responsibility to promote
community cohesion, generate a respect for difference and individual rights seriously.
In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in school to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
Our broad curriculum encourages pupils to reflect upon their role in a diverse society and the school promotes British values through:
- A school council that is voted in by their respective class
- A curriculum that covers global citizenship
The British Values are:
- rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
We promote fundamental British Values through:
- Democracy: we listen to pupil and parent voice. Our school values make it clear that children are expected to take into account the views of others. We have a school council: each child on the school council is voted in by their class.
- The Rule of Law: children are taught the difference between right and wrong, and taught the reasons behind our expectations and rules. They are taught to make the correct choice.
- Individual Liberty: children are actively encouraged to make choices knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make informed choices. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely for example through our e-safety and PSHE lessons.
- Mutual Respect: Respect is one of our school values: children are taught that their behaviour has an impact on others, and that we should treat everyone as we would like to be treated ourselves.
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs: our programme of collective worship includes Bible readings, prayers and songs. Additionally our collective worship celebrates the major festivals of other religions: pupils of other faiths are encouraged to talk within our worship about their own experiences. Our programme is designed to help pupils become aware of the multicultural world in which they live.