Respect and Tolerance
Religious education (RE) makes an effective contribution to the Christian ethos of the school. Visits to other places of worship, for example, a Buddhist temple, York Minster and Carlisle Cathedral motivate children to want to learn more about different faith traditions and cultures. This has a positive impact on their attitudes to diversity and difference.
Our curriculum is broad, rich and deep; we are determined that it promotes respect, tolerance and diversity. Children are encouraged to share their views and recognise that they are entitled to have their own different beliefs which should not be used to influence others.
Mutual respect is at the heart of the school's values. Pupils, staff, governors and parents are expected to respect each other, and to base their behaviour on empathy towards others. We are aware that everyone is different but everyone is equally important and this is promoted through assemblies and the whole school ethos.
We help the children to develop an awareness of peoples differences and similarities and to value the rich diversity in the world.
Although the majority of our pupils are of Christian faith, we ensure that our curriculum includes opportunities to learn about, understand and respect other faiths, beliefs and cultures.
In March 2018 we received a visit from Imran who taught us all about Islam. We thought about what is similar and different between Christianity and Islam. We all really enjoyed the visit and we learned a lot!