At Churchfield School, we are committed to serving our community and recognise the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. We work to ensure that individuals or groups are free from discrimination regardless of faith, ethnicity, disability, age, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.
Our school values of RESPECT, HONESTY, RESPONSIBILITY, DETERMINATION and KINDNESS underpin everything we do. Each value has a mascot, from our school farm.
Along with these, the British Values of DEMOCRACY, THE RULE OF LAW, INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY, MUTUAL RESPECT and TOLERANCE OF THOSE OF DIFFERENT FAITHS AND BELIEFS are embedded within our school.
Here are some examples of how our school and British values are shared:
Our curriculum prepares children for life in British Society; this includes developing the understanding and use of money, effective reading and writing skills, collaboration and discussion to research ideas and concepts. Curriculum themes include historical and geographical study in the context of the United Kingdom as well as national and international comparisons. Our children are also given a democratic ‘voice’ in choosing how they learn in the curriculum, especially in Maths.
Our assembly themes uphold and promote our core and British values and children are asked to reflect on related key messages such as care, respect, tolerance, honesty and gratitude.
Respect is also taught within our PSHE lessons where pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms. Our E-Safety lessons and PSHE work on keeping safe promotes the rule of law and individual liberty. We promote care through our regular support of charitable causes such as fundraising and collecting food and giving food to a foodbank at Harvest.
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs is promoted in RE as children gain a greater understanding of different religions. Planning for RE is directed by the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) – Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. The local Church is visited as part of the RE curriculum.
Promotion of the concept of “fair play”, following and developing rules, celebrating and rewarding success, accepting defeat and participating in activities that promote cooperation with others and inclusion for all form an integral part of our PE curriculum.
Churchfield promotes democratic processes through the election of representatives for our School Parliament. This fosters the concept of freedom of speech and group action to address need and concerns.
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