At Cadishead Primary we believe that schools are one of the cornerstones that build community and create the citizens of the future and as such 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.
In order to do this we have developed three key parts of our whole school approach;
The Cadishead Carta which was developed through an inclusive, democratic process is fundamental to values in school, for more information follow the Cadishead Carta link.
The Cadishead Parliament gives all children a democratically elected voice and mirrors the British democratic election process. This gives the children a real life example of how a democratic process can lead to change and improvement without the need for conflict, for more information see the Cadishead Parliament page.
The Cadishead Curriculum and our learning promises are organised and resourced to create opportunities to identify, understand and celebrate the diverse world in which we live and the benefits to us all this brings, for more information see the links to our curriculum and learning promises.
These three elements;
- enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence, through; a whole school commitment to respect for all, a whole school commitment to dialogue and consensual rules, our curriculum and behaviour and reward strategies.
- enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England through; a positive behaviour strategy and elements of our curriculum.
- encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely through; our behaviour and reward policy, encouraging independence and self motivation, work with local, national and international charities and visits to others in the community such as local sheltered housing and hospitals.
- enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England through; our work on the Cadishead Carta, the Cadishead Parliament, debating and whole school assemblies.
- further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures through; in particular our RE and PSHE curriculum and celebrations of other faiths in assemblies and in class.
- encourage respect for other people through; all our work in school.
- encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England particularly through; the Cadishead Carta, the Cadishead Parliament, debating and associated assemblies as well as a trip to the Town Hall in order to provide through example an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
- encourage and develop understanding of the barriers to participation for minority groups including, women, LGBT, people with disabilities and ethnic minorities
- In addition to this everyone in school is encouraged to actively challenge opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values for example racism, sexism, homophobia, lack of respect for public institutions and the people employed by them.
Through all our work we seek to encourage the learners at Cadishead Primary to develop into people who will enhance and develop the communities in which they live and live happy, meaningful and productive lives within them.