Values and Ethos
As a Church of England School we have three core Christian Values – Courage, Peace and Respect. These Values form the basis of how we aim to achieve our Vision and prepare our pupils for life in modern Britian. Each value is found in practice across the school and this helps us achive our collective vision.
Click here to see our Vision and Values document
Preparing Pupils for Life in Modern Britian – British Values
The DfE have recently 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.”
Cranford Park CE Primary School is committed to serving its community and surrounding areas. It recognises the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom, and therefore those it serves. It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.
Our school, as a ‘Voluntary Controlled’ School, in line with our trust deed, accepts admissions from all those entitled to an education under British law, including pupils of all faiths or none. It follows the policies outlined by the governing body regarding equal opportunities, which guarantee that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.
The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the departmental advice entitled ‘Promoting Fundamental British Values as part of SMSC’ – DfE November 2014 which links to the ‘Prevent Duty’ – DfE June 2015 that requires all schools to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.
The fundamental British Values that schools should have regard to are those of:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Click here to see some of the ways we do this.