We are family All are welcome You are loved
Through God's love, we create a happy and nurturing learning community.
Colossians 3:14: “And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”
Valuing individuality and embracing equality, we welcome all with respect and compassion into a safe environment where everyone can flourish.
John 13:34: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another”
With love and trust, we empower each child with the confidence to be everything they dreamed of – and more.
Philippians 4:13: “I can do all this through him who gives me strength”
Our Christian vision is at the core of everything we do. It underpins our teaching and learning and helps to create an environment that prepares our pupils to be independent, confident, global citizens.
We promote the well-being of the whole child and ensure the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual growth of all children.
The school ethos - including the school RESPECT code, RE and Collective Worship and the wider curriculum - promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs; and encourages students to respect other people, with particular regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010. We strive for this ethos to be reflected and implemented effectively in all aspects of school policy and practice.
From 1st July 2015 the Prevent duty became law. This is a duty on all schools and registered early years providers to have due regard to preventing people being drawn into terrorism. British Values are a set of four values introduced to keep children safe and promote their welfare; specifically to counter extremism. By protecting children in our care, we must be alert to any issues for concern in the child’s life at home or elsewhere. This includes awareness of the expression of extremist views. The promotion of British values are firmly embedded in the life of our school. In addition to this, The Counter Terrorism and Security Act also places a duty on Schools “to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism” (The Prevent duty).
What are British values?
What is the Prevent duty?
From 1st July 2015, all schools and childcare providers must have due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism. The government has defined extremism in the Prevent strategy as: “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British Values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs."
Schools, under the Prevent duty, will be expected to demonstrate activity in the following areas:
What does this mean in practice?
Democracy: making decisions together, for example giving opportunities to develop enquiring minds in an atmosphere where questions are valued.
Rule of law: understanding rules matter as cited in Personal Social and Emotional development for example collaborating with children to create rules and codes of behaviour.
Individual liberty: freedom for all, for example reflecting on their differences and understanding we are free to have different opinions.
Mutual respect and tolerance: treat others as you want to be treated, for example sharing and respecting other’s opinions.