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Churchfield Church School and Nursery

Learn to love, Love to learn

Dignity and Respect

  • Central to our vision is the truth that every single one of us is made in the image of God.  God loves every one of us unconditionally.  This helps us to offer the Christian message of love, joy and the celebration of our humanity without exception or exclusion.  This is reflected in our vision for RE. 

  • Children develop an understanding of the values underpinned by our Christian vision and can demonstrate them throughout the week, rewarded by stars for our starry sky – collective responsibility. 

  • Pupils are exposed to a wide range of diverse topics which are carefully linked to the ‘Churchfield Child’ – providing experiences and knowledge about the wider world and examining our place within that.  Churchfield Challenge – our 8-strand, spiritual-based explorer programme adds depth to the children’s education. 

  • The children recognise the effect their voices and actions can have and feel happy to express opinions and ask questions but recognize when this isn’t appropriate.  CPOMS is used to note and track prejudicial behaviour.  The school behaviour policy is used and adhered to by all members of the school community.  See the Behaviour and Exclusion Policy

  • Children are taught about sex and relationships appropriately and openly leading to an understanding of dignity and respect within those relationships. As a response to governor monitoring, this is now (Sept 2022) more rigorous and taught through a rigid framework. 

  • As our P.S.H.E. policy states, RSE in our school is set in a context that is consistent with the school’s Christian ethos and values: 

  • RSE is based on inclusive Christian principles and values emphasising respect, compassion, loving care and forgiveness. 

  • RSE is taught in the light of the belief in the absolute worth of all people. RSE reflects that sex is a human longing for an intimate union. 

  • RSE is sensitive to the circumstances of all children and mindful of the expressions of family life in our culture, yet also uphold the Christian values regarding relationships and marriage. 

  • Issues regarding human sexuality are addressed sensitively.   A wedding ceremony for years 2 and 4 stressed the importance of love, no matter the gender of the couple. 

  • The exploration of reproduction and sexual behaviour within the science curriculum stands alongside the exploration of relationships, values and morals and Christian belief.  Year 6 do a unit considering the tension between science and relidion and whether the two are compatible. 

  • We follow the Church of England Guidelines which state that RSE should be based on the following principles: 

  • The sanctity of marriage is an important belief in Christian teaching and practice. 

  • Children should learn the importance of marriage and families as key building blocks of community and society. 

  • Sex education includes learning about physical and emotional development. 

  • Children are taught the cultural and religious differences about matters of sexuality 

  • Sex education is part of the wider social, personal, moral and spiritual development. 

  • Children are made aware of the way in which advertising and the media influence their views about sexuality. 

  • Children are made aware of the spiritual dimensions and the joys of intimacy 

  • Children are taught to have respect for their own and others peoples’ bodies 

  • Children learn about their responsibilities to others, and be aware of the consequences of sexual activity. 

  • Children learn that some people choose not to engage in sexual activity and that this should be respected and valued as a response to the gift of faith. 

  • Children are taught to understand the power of sexual desire. 


Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.' Joshua 1:9