Building Character

As a church school we welcome students of all backgrounds and beliefs and offer an inclusive and spiritual education to all our pupils. We support family values, celebrating differences and have strong links within the community. The school develops a climate within which all children can grow and flourish, respect others and be respected; accommodating difference and respecting the integrity of individuals.

We believe that a morally aware child will develop a wide range of skills. These can include distinguishing right from wrong, developing an ability to think through the consequences of their own and others’ actions, having an ability to make responsible and reasoned judgements and having respect for others’ needs, interests and feelings, as well as their own.

We support children to develop skills to adjust to a range of social contexts by appropriate and sensitive behaviour, relate well to other people’s social skills and personal qualities, work successfully as a member of a group or team and resolve conflicts maturely and appropriately. They show respect for people, living things, property and the environment, exercise responsibility and reflect on their own contribution to society. Children are made aware of the diversity of other cultures both within modern Britain and throughout the world. Through this they develop an ability to reflect on important questions of meaning and identity.

Children are encouraged to develop their cultural awareness through recognising and nurturing particular gifts and talents; providing opportunities for children to participate in literature, drama, music, art, crafts and other cultural events and encouraging children to reflect on their significance.