“St. Michael’s Church of England School, established upon Christian foundations, and living out the Christian faith, is committed to providing every child with an excellent education.”
We promote our Vision through the key words:
‘Create – Equip – Partner’
Defining community cohesion
At St. Michael’s we firmly believe that a cohesive community is one where:
- There is a common vision and a sense of belonging for all communities;
- The diversity of people’s different backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued;
- Those from different backgrounds have similar life opportunities; and
- Strong and positive relationships are being developed between people from different backgrounds and circumstances in the workplace, in schools and within neighbourhoods.
Our commitment to promoting community cohesion
At St. Michael’s, we believe that community cohesion plays an extremely important role in a child’s education and development and equips them with valuable life skills. We are therefore very proud of our happy caring community atmosphere where children can develop as individuals but still be part of our Christian family. We are constantly seeking to encourage children to understand their role in the school, local and global communities and to become responsible junior citizens (see House, Pupil Voice and UNICEF pages). St. Michael’s is part of a wonderful community that we value greatly; as a school we strive to make positive contributions to the lives of those around us.
We are proud of the meaningful ways in which we actively promote the fundamental values of the society in which we live. Staff have received Prevent training. Click here to see some examples of how we promote British Values across the curriculum:
Equality and diversity
St. Michael’s recognises that the Equality Act 2010 has replaced all existing legislation and we welcome our duty to have regard for the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality and foster good relations.
At St. Michael’s we are committed to promoting equality and community cohesion and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Through our Christian ethos, Mission Statement and commitment to the Fundamental British Values, we will continuously strive to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Each person in our school community will be given fair and equal opportunities to develop their full potential regardless of their gender, ethnicity, cultural and religious background, sexuality, disability or special educational needs, ability and age.
Click on the link below for a document detailing our response to the Equality Act and our objectives as a school.
As part of our duties under the Equalities Act and St. Michael’s aims to continue to improve access for disabled pupils, staff and visitors to the school and to increase access to the curriculum for pupils with disability. The Headteacher and Board of Governors have updated our Accessibility Plan, which sets out how this can be achieved. Please refer to the School Policies tab for more information.
For further information about topics related to Community Cohesion and Equality and Diversity, please click on the links below: