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Promoting British Values

At St. Cuthbert's we actively promote British Values, as defined under the OFSTED Guidance 2014 which states:

"Ensure that the school promotes tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths (or those with no faith), cultures and lifestyles and support and help through their words, actions and influence within the school and more widely in the community, to prepare children and young people positively for life in modern Britain."

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The Rule of Law

The importance of rules and laws from classroom to country are always reinforced. We have a clearly structured behaviour policy which all stakeholders understand and follow.  We regularly review behaviour incidents in school during staff meetings.  Assemblies are delivered with a focus on the law e.g. Safety Awareness from PCSO, and E-safety Awareness. We have links with the local police through the PCSO

Individual Liberty

Children have key roles and responsibilities in school, such as children taking on the roles of School Council leaders, buddies,  librarians, milk monitors and tuck shop sellers. Through our extra - curricular clubs, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.

Mutual Respect

As a faith school, mutual respect is embedded into our core values. Pupils respect and care for each other across the key stages in our primary school. RE, joint assemblies, prayer and worship and different visitors, all encourage children to respect and understand communities, societies and faiths beyond their own.  For example a retired teacher of our school recently spent time in a school in Africa.  Our pupils were eager to hear of her experiences and to donate their own things to the pupils there to help them to have better learning experiences in their school.   

Respect and Tolerance

Respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Within the  R.E curriculum units of work are taught on Islam and Judaism and the R.E curriculum shows how Jesus encouraged respect and tolerance of other faiths;

We celebrate festivals in other faiths such as Chinese New Year, Diwali and Hannukah and once a year have a multi-cultual week, where each class studies a different culture or religion. 

Election Day 2015

Year 5&6 have been learning all about the general election. We have written our own manifestos and campaigns then held a vote in the school hall. Have a look at our pictures!

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MP Rory Stewart Visits our school Friday 19th June 2015

MP for Penrith and the Borders , Rory Stewart , visited our school today. The children asked Rory some very interesting and sensible questions which he was happy to answer. This was an intersting experience for the children as they were given a small insight into the job of a politician . 


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