Here is the current School Ethos Statement:
“The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all of its pupils.”
This year we will be making a stronger link between our Values and the ethos of the school, celebrating the many ways in which individuals, groups and the school community as a whole are embodying some of the core values that are at the heart of Christian faith. We have 6 core values based on the Olympics Values of; Friendship, Excellence, Respect, Inspiration, Determination and Equality. Each term we are exploring one of the values through collective worship, class work and in many other ways.
Promoting British Values
We agree with the Department for Education’s five part definition of British Values: • Democracy • The rule of law • Individual liberty • Mutual respect • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
We believe it is incredibly important that these British Values permeate through every school in the country. At Buckden Primary School you will encounter these values throughout our everyday school life. We believe that our Christian identity plays an important role in upholding British Values within our school community. Our values are underpinned in our school creed which correlates with our British Values. Below is just a snap shot of how we promote these values in our school community:
Get Involved! – Parents and Carers
Our Values Trees will continue to grow as each year progresses, and in turn, this will help us to ensure that the ethos of the school isn’t just words, but is about who we are as a school community. It would be great to hear how children are living out these values away from the school environment. You are invited to tell the school about any of the values that your child has displayed in the different situations they have found themselves in,. school through completing one of the Values Forms, which can be found in the display boxes outside the School Office.