In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools 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.
The Key Values are:
- Rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Rule of Law
Our behaviour policy runs alongside the rules developed by each class of children. These are understood by all children and adults support them in ensuring that rules are followed. Positive rewards and clear and consistent consequences underpin these rules.
We reinforce the importance of law in respect to home, school and the wider community through assemblies, collective worship, and discussions about current news and events.
Historical learning across the school enables us to reflect on how rules have changed over time to benefit a greater number of people.
We have a strong anti-bullying culture in school, where issues are addressed quickly. We have a clear and consistent behaviour policy that is carefully followed by all.
Visits by our local police and PCSO's help to reinforce our understanding of the Rule of Law.
Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Respect is one of our core values at Churchfield and underpins all that we do, forming a key part of our school PRAISE values.
We learn about the cultures and beliefs of others, showing respect and tolerance, through our curriculum as well as events such ‘The Singing Children of Africa’, visiting local care homes and supporting a range of charities.
Pupils are listened to at Churchfield Church School and are taught to listen carefully to others and to respect the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard. We encourage each other to take ownership of our learning, level of challenge and progress. This encourages a heightened sense of personal and social responsibility and provides the children with a sense of belonging. The school parliament is a place where children at Churchfield can express their views openly, always being listened to and heard whilst developing the respect for all others.
Where appropriate within learning opportunities teachers provide children with the chance to share their own opinions without judgement.
At Churchfield Church School, we endeavor to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and equally.
We encourage children to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure that Pupil Voice is a key part of our school development. Our School parliament members , who are elected democratically, play an important role in our school development.
To celebrate the value of democracy and to ensure that the children understood how this works in our country we delivered a series of assemblies about the most recent general election. In these we discussed what an election is as well as the key party leaders and policies proposals.
Every child in the school then had the opportunity to vote in a Churchfield election, choosing from the main political parties.
And the winner was....a hung parliament!
Labour - 38%
Liberal Democrats - 22%
Green Party - 19%
Conservatives - 18%
Brexit - 3%