At Mangotsfield Church of England Primary School our school vision is:
“Working together to be even better today than we were yesterday.”
This applies equally to every single member of our school community and fosters a sense of family and pride from every single stakeholder.
Our Lighthouse Values
At Mangotsfield Church of England Primary School our Lighthouse Values underpin everything we want our learners to aspire to be & value. They form the Christian ethos of our school & we reinforce these values at every opportunity. Our learners are given every opportunity to reflect upon the Christian message that each value is delivering.
How we teach British Values at Mangotsfield Church of England Primary School
Lord Nash, at the launch of the government’s guidance on promoting British Values (Nov 2014), said:
‘A key part of our plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background. We want every school to promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs. This ensures young people understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.’
At Mangotsfield Church of England Primary School, we teach about British Values through a combination of their integration into our school Lighthouse Values, through our Christian distinctiveness and through the subjects in our curriculum which have explicitly linked British Values embedded within them.
Democracy: Our learners have many opportunities to learn about democracy in action and how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process.
Rules for Life: Our Behaviour Policy is thoroughly reinforced at every level throughout the school to help our learners make choices which are morally sound and supportive of our community.
Respect and Tolerance: We welcome families of all faiths and of none. All major faiths are studied as part of Religious Education, together with visits to key places of worship. This fosters a shared understanding and respect for the faiths and beliefs of others. Throughout our curriculum, we maximise opportunities for learning about the beauty, power and influence of other periods of history, cultures and significant figures and encourage recognition and celebration of the contributions of others.
Individual Liberty: Learners are taught about their own rights, including how to protect and celebrate their individuality and make healthy choices in relationships. They are encouraged to take on responsibilities within our community. Learners are taught about how to express their opinions and respect and learn from the opinions of others.