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 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, ( Headteacher / Assistant Headteachers).