Values are important to us as a school and we aim to develop our pupils academically, spiritually, morally, socially, culturally and physically by providing a broad and balanced curriculum with faith values at the heart of everything we do. The school has four Christian core values at the heart. These are love, belonging, service and thankfulness. These values form the basis of our team system in our school. All children belong to one of the value teams. At the start of the academic year, children in these teams vote for two value ambassadors to lead their team and to represent both the value and our school throughout the year. There are opportunities throughout the year for these value ambassadors to plan and lead whole school and value team worship.Through our teaching we actively promote respect and tolerance of all faiths, races and cultures to ensure that our pupils become global citizens who will make positive contributions to society and the wider world.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Mark 10 v45
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.
Giving thanks to God the Father for everything.
I Corinthians 12:24-26
But God has combined the members of the body… so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.
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We teach our children about democracy throughout the curriculum. The children get to see democracy in action within school. Every year the Year 6 children stand to be elected as a value ambassador. They create campaign posters and give a campaign speech. Then their value family votes for their value ambassador.
Houses of Parliament
Year 6 visit the Houses of Parliament every year to develop our understanding of democracy in the United Kingdom. It is an opportunity for the children to see key cultural sites across our capital city before a tour of the Houses of Parliament. The children visit the House of Commons and watch a live debate in process. They learn about the history of Parliament and how our democratic process works today, visiting parts of the Palace that date back nearly 1000 years. They also get to meet our local MP. In 2019 the children were especially lucky as the Queen drove past them and waved at them.
Every year we have a special celebration assembly to share with the children the sacrifice that others have made.In November 2019 the school choir sang at Blackburn’s official Remembrance Celebrations.
As a school,we take bullying seriously. Our values of belonging and love underpin our work to prevent bullying. We have Friendships Weeks annually and we consider participation in such events essential in ensuring the wellbeing of our children. During Friendship Week we focus on educating the children on how to be good friends and on how we can stop bullying in our school. Parental questionnaires indicated that parents would like the school to provided them with more information about different types of bullying. In response to this, we produced and sent out a set of information leaflets.