At Darley Churchtown we aim to provide a secure and caring school in which all children will work towards achieving their full potential in an atmosphere which encourages and values self-esteem. We aim to help children to develop a positive and realistic self-image where their successes are celebrated. We want all our children to develop a positive attitude and respect towards each other and their surroundings.
We want our children to 'Be the best they can be.'
Darley Churchtown will seek to develop the child's full potential academically, physically, morally, spiritually and socially. In the process of achieving this, the following aims have been agreed:
British Values Statement
Darley Churchtown School is committed to serving the community of Darley Dale, its parish and its surrounding areas. It recognises the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom, and therefore those it serves. It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.
The school, as a ‘Church of England School’, accepts admissions from all those entitled to an education under British law, including pupils of all faiths or none. It follows the policies outlined by its governing body regarding equal opportunities, which guarantee that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. It seeks to serve all.
Her Majesty’s Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the ‘Prevent Strategy’ – values of:
the rule of law
and this definition has been used in the Independent School Standards since January 2013. This definition remains the same in the new standards.
Should you feel that the school is not meeting this requirement, you should contact the school office and request to express your concerns with the Head teacher. Likewise, if you feel that anyone working at the school is, intentionally or otherwise undermining these values, you should report this to the Head teacher.
The school does, though a wide range of activities, secure such standards and uses strategies within the National Curriculum and beyond to secure appropriate outcomes for children. The list below outlines samples of when and where such British Values are shared. The list is not exhaustive, and represents only some of what we do.
Whole school daily acts of collective worship/assembly
For more information about how the school seeks to represent key British Values, contact the school office and a member of staff will be happy to provide further information.