School Vision and Values
To inspire children to achieve their full potential in their learning and lives within a loving Christian environment.
Five core beliefs that underpin all that our school seeks to achieve:
Memories – after seven years at Clent Parochial Primary School every child should leave with a wealth of rich and happy memories to look back upon.
Love of learning – an arena where all children achieve their potential, and children develop an understanding that learning is for life and can lead to a rich and fulfilled life.
Enjoyment and interest – experiences at school should instil a sense that learning is enjoyable; to face and overcome challenge builds self-esteem and a sense of self-worth.
Friendship – to provide opportunities to develop rich and deep friendships and relationships with others that will last for many years to come.
Faith – to provide opportunities for personal spiritual development in an atmosphere where faith can be lived out and all can experience the unconditional love of Jesus Christ
Promoting British Values at Clent Parochial Primary School
The DfE have reinforced the 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.”
The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated this year (2014). At Clent Parochial Primary these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
The school vision, aims and values clearly enunciate the value we place on each individual and their understanding of their role in the school team and wider community
A curriculum which is driven by pupil voice, and engages pupils in reflecting on next steps of learning and in discussing and challenging a range of concepts and ideas
We have active Worship and School Councils which meet to discuss issues raised in class council meetings. Each council has its own small budget and is able to effect change within the school. Every child on the school council is voted in by their class.
Focused work engages children in considering what it means to be British and that being British is about living alongside others in a multi-cultural community; engendering understanding of the viewpoints and practices, backgrounds and contributions everyone makes to the country.
Children have an annual questionnaire where they are able to put forward their views about the school.
Opportunities are present to develop cultural and social understanding are taken through school assemblies; displays i.e. pupil voice, My Space/Proud Of…, specific religious festivals; a shared understanding of what is politeness and good behaviour and learning behaviours which children display each day; the use of playground buddies.
This policy can also be seen in action through the approaches and polices of other areas, e.g. Religious Education and PSHCE.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Clent Parochial Primary School.
Pupils are taught from an early age the rights of all pupils at the school. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help to reinforce this message.
At Clent Parochial Primary, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through E-Safety and PSHCE work.
Clent Parochial Primary has a robust anti-bullying culture and behaviour and E-safety policies in place.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.
Clent Parochial Primary School provides opportunities for children to visit places of significant cultural interest, places of worship and we actively encourage visitors from a range of communities and organisations into school.
Each year, the school supports a range of charities that the children can identify with. The school plans fundraising and awareness raising activities to support these charities.