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In partnership with parents and the local community we aim to build and encourage our pupils’ aspirations and give them the skills and learning experiences to achieve them. - Ms Donaldson, Headteacher

British Values

Statement: Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism

 

Radicalisation is defined as the act or process of making a person more radical or favouring of extreme or fundamental changes in political, economic or social conditions, institutions or habits of the mind.

 

Extremism is defined as the holding of extreme political or religious views.

 

The Governing Body of Christ Church C of E  Primary School has a zero tolerance approach to extremist behaviour for all school community members. We rely on our strong values to steer our work and ensure the pastoral care of our children protects them from exposure to negative influences. 

 

Christ Church C of E Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability. At Christ Church Primary School all staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. 

 

  • Children are encouraged to adopt and live out our Core Christian Values. These complement the key “British Values” of tolerance, respect, understanding, compassion and harmonious living.
  • Children are helped to understand the importance of democracy and freedom of speech, through topics, circle time and assemblies, where the PSHE curriculum is delivered.  Children have first-hand experience of the democratic process as they are encouraged to democratically elect Pupil Parliament representatives and pupil leader – Head boy and Head Girl.
  • Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, in school and when using the internet.
  • Children participate in local community events so that they appreciate and value their neighbours and friends who may not share their faith background.
  • Children’s wellbeing, confidence and resilience is promoted through our planned curriculum and extra-curricular learning opportunities.
  • Children are supported in making good choices from a very young age, so they understand the impact and consequences of their actions on others. 

 

THE ROLE OF THE CURRICULUM

Our curriculum promotes respect, tolerance and diversity. Children are encouraged to express themselves through discussions, debates and consultations. The RE (Religious Education), PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education), Citizenship and SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) provision is embedded across the curriculum, and underpins the ethos of our school. Children learn about all major faiths and visit places of worship wherever possible. They are also taught about how to stay safe when using the internet.   

 

Our Values

Our approach to teaching at Christ Church C of E  Primary School is built on our vision statement: Going for GOLD with Faith, we encourage inclusive positive relationships built on respecting the rights of others. Whilst the principles of our mission statement and Christian values supports and enables the children to become well-rounded individuals, we recognise the importance of resilience in preventing children being drawn into extremist ways of thinking.

 

Although serious incidents involving radicalisation have not occurred at Christ Church C of E Primary School to date, it is important for us to be constantly vigilant and remain fully informed about the issues which affect the locality within which  we teach. Staff are reminded to suspend any professional disbelief that instances of radicalisation ‘could not happen here’ and to refer any concerns through the Child Protection/ Safeguarding Lead Teachers. ( Head teacher / Deputy Head teacher)


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