British Values Statement
We are a Catholic school which seeks to live out the values of Jesus Christ. We promote these values by our words and actions; Gospel values permeate every aspect of our work. We provide a curriculum which is broad and balanced, recognising that every child is unique and created in the image of God. We endeavour to ensure that every pupil is well-equipped to become active citizens in service to the world.
- The Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect
- Tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.
To do this our children will develop;
- An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process.
- An understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law.
- An acceptance that people having different faiths and beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of discriminatory behaviour.
- An understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination. The mission statement and aims of the school clearly reflect these values, and the whole school strives to uphold them. The ways in which we do this are listed below.
- Having an elected School Council
- Incorporating debating as part of our curriculum
- Allowing pupils to vote for House Captains and Vice Captains
- Ensuring all pupils are listened to by adults, and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other.
The Rule of Law
- Having Class, Playground, School and Lunchtime Rules
- Having a clear Positive Behaviour Policy that is explained to all
- Organising visits from the Emergency service to reinforce the message of right and wrong
- Highlighting the Ten Commandments and the teaching of the Church.
- Encouraging pupils to be independent in their learning
- Providing pupils with opportunities for reflection on responsibilities
- Having a Mission Statement which is inclusive
- Constantly promoting respect for one another as good manners
- Reinforcing the value of everyone’s opinions in class
- Having an effective Anti-bullying Policy
- Emphasising in RE and PSHE lessons that every person is unique and ‘created in the image of God’
- Supporting charitable works
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
- Our Religious Education provides pupils with a deep understanding of their own faith as well as an awareness of the faith and traditions of other religious communities as a basis for understanding and respecting them
- Celebrating the differences in cultures, families and individuals