Values & Ethos
We strive, with God’s grace, to enable every child to grow academically, socially, morally, spiritually and culturally in the knowledge they are loved by God and are safe and valued within our school community. Our core Christian values are woven throughout our curriculum and wider school ethos to fully prepare each of our children to achieve the highest holistic outcomes.
Our mission statement, “And the child grew and became strong…” (Luke 2:40) embodies our vision and commitment to equip children with the values and tools to enable them to thrive and flourish, embracing both success and challenge, prepared for “life in all its fullness.” (John 10:10)
Childwall Church of England Primary School is a friendly, welcoming school with a strong Christian ethos based around our role in the local and global communities. We aim to provide a strong foundation for every child’s future, equipping them with life skills and a joy for learning. The school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and Liverpool Diocese. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.
We fully believe that all children, without exception and without exclusion, are loved by God and should feel safe and valued within our school community. As part of our Christian Ethos we have selected Friendship, Thankfulness, Compassion and Forgiveness to be our core values which permeate through all our relationships, curriculum and school life.
The core Christian Values for our school, selected by the whole school community, are: Friendship, Thankfulness, Compassion and Forgiveness. Time is spent during Collective Worship and RE lessons focusing on these and other Christian Values, with consideration of how we can show them in our everyday lives and relationships with others.
At Childwall Church of England Primary School we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:
- Rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
These values are taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE), and Religious Education (RE). We also teach British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum. We have achieved the following external accreditations which demonstrate evidence of our commitment to British Values:
- Ofsted grade of ‘Outstanding’ (April 2013)
- School Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) grade of ‘Excellence’ (Nov 2019)
The school takes opportunities to actively promote British Values through daily collective worship and whole school systems and structures such as electing and running a successful School Council. We also actively promote British Values through ensuring that our curriculum planning and delivery includes real opportunities for exploring these values. The addition of the Votes for Schools programme this year has greatly enhanced our provision and coverage of both the British Values and SMSC.