The Department for Education states that there is a need:
"To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”.
At Christ Church CE School, these values are incorporated into our school vision, curriculum, culture and values.
We work hard to foster in our young people a strong awareness of British values, as well as an understanding that the values we support are not unique to Britain, but are shared by many people in the world, represented by the diverse families at our school.
Here are a few examples of how we promote British Values at Christ Church.
DEMOCRACY - Children democratically vote for their young leaders - Faith Team and School Councillors. Pupil voice is heard through questionnaires and feedback from council members, at meetings with the Headteacher.
LIBERTY - Through our PSHE curriculum, we encourage our children to make their own choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive place.
MUTUAL RESPECT - Mutual respect is modelled by and expected from every member of the Christ Church community. Each year, the whole school participate in Anti-Bullying Week and Black History Month. This gives us an opportunity to show respect and care to others, and it reinforces our school rules: show good manners at all times and care for everything and everyone.
TOLERANCE - Christ Church School is a multi-cultural school. All children are accepted for who they are, and this is evident in the strong family atmosphere of our school. Tolerance is also embedded into our collective worship, where we explore stories and traditions from different faiths.
RULE OF LAW - The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the classroom, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Christ Church C of E School. As part of our PSHE curriculum, children gain an understanding of why laws are in place and the importance of them in our society.