British Values

We are a Church of England School and the Christian values are at the heart of everything that we do and believe in.

At Churchfield C.E. Primary Academy we also uphold and teach pupils about the British Values which are defined as:

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

These values are taught through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE), Religious Education (RE) and other areas of our broad and balanced curriculum.

The school takes opportunities to actively promote British Values through our daily assemblies and whole school systems and structures such as electing and running a successful Class Learner Forum. We also actively promote the British Values through ensuring that our curriculum planning and delivery includes real opportunities for exploring these values. Actively promoting British Values also means challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views. All staff have carried out annual Prevent training and we have also undertaken training from Small Steps around the issue of far-right extremism.

This is achieved through enhancing pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity in our local community which is by large white British. The introduction of the No Outsiders in our School programme supports discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying.

The teaching of RE focusses on Christianity, Hinduism and Islam and other major faiths are also covered in less depth. Year 5 and 6 have the opportunity to visit a Mandir and a Mosque, taking part in the Derby Faith Trail.

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