Our Values and Ethos
As a Church School, recognising our historic foundation we will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.
We aim to offer a challenging education within a Christian framework. We aim to develop an understanding of the Christian faith based on the life and teaching of Jesus and to have an informed awareness of other world faiths.
Within this, we also aim to equip children in order for them to play their part as citizens in modern, inclusive, Britain.
Through the curriculum map involving all subjects, including although by no means limited to spiritual, social, moral and cultural education, teaching will:
• enable children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
• enable children to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law;
• encourage children to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely;
• enable children to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England;
• further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling children to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
• encourage respect for other people;
• encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England
Opportunities for spiritual growth are developed across all areas of the curriculum. We believe that everyone at our school should have the opportunity to enrich their life with the Christian values of hope, peace, joy, strength and love.
We aim to develop the qualities of independence, self-motivation, self-discipline and self-confidence. By valuing these qualities we encourage children to enjoy learning and have high self-esteem.
We aim to create a community where everyone cares for each other, from the oldest to the youngest. A community built upon:
British Values and the Prevent Strategy
The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. At Trinity, the school staff and governors undertake an annual audit of British values to reinforce the Prevent strategy, to celebrate our achievements and plan for the future as part of the School Development Plan. The most recent audit can be downloaded below.