At Chetwynd, we 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. We do this through our relationships with the children, our relationships with each other, our RE curriculum, our P4C curriculum and assemblies. The exploration of the values may also come through the choice of resources within other subject areas and interaction with current affairs through discussion.
RE and P4C lessons aim to help the children understand the way different people or groups of people can see the world differently and give them the opportunity to develop their own views, whilst still maintaining respect for the views of others. This enables our children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
Our children are heavily involved in fundraising for external charities as well as for the school, sometimes through their own initiatives and this highlights to them that they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely.
We have a school council who are elected democratically and we encourage all of the children to play a role in the everyday running of the school. Where possible, our children take on responsibilities and have a big say through ‘pupil voice’.
Our vision statement ‘For all our children to be kind, courageous and curious citizens, helping them to shine for a bright and happy future in our diverse world’ highlights the importance we place on such values and that we embed them in all that we do.