Ethos

In our school,  we strive to do our best in all aspects of school life within a happy and caring Christian environment, promoting a respect and tolerance for each other, our local community and the wider world.

Aims

We want our children to grow in confidence by helping them to:
  • Appreciate what others have achieved in art, science, music, literacy and technology.
  • Understand what is meant by social, economic and political elements of our society.
  • Develop their self-respect and self-motivation; to acquire a set of moral values and to be able to become contributing members of their community.
To make this happen we:
  • Ensure that the curriculum is broad and balanced, meets national requirements, offers opportunities for enrichment, maximises the potential of all children and is based on the values found within the teachings of Jesus.
  • Provide a learning environment which encourages children to attain the highest standards they can in all subjects, but especially in Literacy, Numeracy and Science Encourage self-discipline through independent learning, enquiry and investigative skills.
  • Promote the development of a positive self-image, self confidence and self worth and to value and develop individual strengths and weaknesses.
  • Celebrate and develop the creativity within each child.
  • Teach our children to read fluently, listen carefully, develop a legible style of handwriting and to communicate clearly and confidently in speech and writing.
  • Ensure that each child is familiar with information technology and to apply it in their everyday lives.
  • Nurture our children within a Christian ethos, experiencing meaningful collective worship, respecting all cultures, religions and differences throughout our world.
  • Build positive and supportive relationships within our school community, valuing and welcoming the important contribution made by parents and friends of the school.
  • Help to develop faith in each individual within our school.
  • Maintain and extend the positive links with the parish church.
  • Provide an inclusive environment which ensures access to our school campus, in line with the national recommendations.
  • To respect the fact that every child matters and to embrace the five areas of children’s personal development:
    • adopting a healthy lifestyle
    • feeling safe and adopting safe practices
    • enjoying their learning
    • making a positive contribution to the community
    • preparing for their future economic well-being.

Prevent Duty

Fritchley Primary & Nursery School is committed to safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of all of our children and families. We recognise that in an ever changing and fast moving world it is essential that we promote children’s well-being, confidence and resilience, and that we provide them with up to date and age-appropriate information and signpost them to places where they can find support, where necessary.

We see protecting our children from the risk of radicalisation as part of  our wider safeguarding duties, and that it is similar in nature to protecting students from other harms (e.g. drugs, gangs, cyber-bullying, neglect, and sexual exploitation), whether these come from within their family or are the product of outside influences. We acknowledge the Prevent duty and we have due regard to the need to prevent children and their families from being drawn into any illegal activity, including terrorism.

At Fritchley Primary & Nursery School all staff are expected to uphold 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. These values are promoted through our values and ethos, the curriculum, citizenship, assembly themes and PHSE work.

Staff have undertaken the Channel Awareness accredited training. Channel is a key process within the Prevent strategy for assessing individuals’ vulnerability to being drawn into terrorism. It focuses on early intervention and diverting people away from risk.

DfE Prevent

Keeping Children Safe in Education – September 2016

Safeguarding-policy

Channel Duty Guidance April 2015

Extremism & Radicalisation