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Schools should 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 Prevent Strategy 2015) 

Our whole school ethos is built around mutual respect and we believe that respect for others is a vital component of moral development. We are an inclusive school where everyone is valued and has a contribution to make to the school.

The pupil and staff population at CCHS comprises of children, young people, siblings/parents/carers and wider family from the locality, throughout the UK and the rest of world. We therefore combine a planned approach to the curriculum through specific events and themes along with the flexibility to respond to children and young peoples’ needs and interests as they present themselves.

At CCHS we promote British Values of Mutual Respect and Tolerance, Individual Liberty, Rule of Law and Democracy through:

  • Our school ethos which focuses on ‘respect’ as a core value. 
  • Presenting opportunities for democracy which include pupil votes, pupil voice and questionnaires.
  • PHSE and SMSC which are integrated throughout the curriculum and involve units about identity, friendship, support and respect. There are opportunities whereby pupils on all sites of the school have the opportunity to participate in and understand the needs of others subsequently providing support through fundraising for chosen charities and groups.
  • RE lessons which promote tolerance and respect for others through actively promoting diversity through exploring different cultures and beliefs. We promote the celebrations of different faiths and cultures and learn how people from other cultures live and work throughout the school.
  • Philosophy lessons that open up pupils’ learning through an exploration of ideas, giving them the opportunity to see that their ideas have value and that other children or young people may have different ideas which have value too.
  • Our assemblies and collective acts of worship which address how British Values are relevant to all pupils.
  • The pupils having the opportunity to take part in visiting places of worship that are important to different faiths and cultures.
  • A curriculum that is supported by enrichment visits and visitors e.g. our work with which supports mutual respect and tolerance and visits from the police and fire services reinforce the importance of the law. Workshops are held to support activities in anti-bullying week, mental health awareness day, LGBTQ+, e-safety day etc. Our involvement with projects such as Erasmus enable pupils to link with their counterparts across Europe, to explore and discuss some of the concerns and issues that are relevant in their lives.
  • Our resources which are used to support the development of British values throughout the school e.g. we read stories that have themes that promote tolerance and mutual respect.

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