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Vision, Ethos, Community and British Values


Our job is not just about giving every one of our children the very best education, but also inspiring them to become interested, curious, lifelong learners who relish the delights of discovery.
We want every child in our school to grow up with a ‘Bucket Full of Happiness’ (the basis of our Anti Bullying Policy), feel cared for, valued and trusted. Within a creative and challenging curriculum, we seek to develop a culture where children gain the confidence and self-respect to take responsibility for their own learning and work hard to achieve their full potential.
Whilst recognising Callands as the home of UNIQUE CHILDREN WHO WORK TOGETHER AS ONE’, we also aim to be outward looking, working with the wider community to fully prepare our pupils for life in an increasingly culturally diverse society, whilst cherishing British Values. We want our school to provide an inspiring and enriching environment that is both safe and stimulating; a school that serves the needs of all our children, whatever their abilities. By fostering their curiosity, imagination, creativity and sense of self-worth, we aim to give all our children the inner resources to face the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
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Mission Statement







Community Values








Respect for others






Respect for yourself





Respect for the world


Each of the above values are launched on a fortnightly basis in Collective Worship and taught continually through SMSC.

Promoting Fundamental British Values

The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated this year (2014).  At Callands these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways. 


 Each year the children decide upon their class rules and the rights associated with these. All the children contribute to the drawing up of the charter.

Children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. We have a school council which meets regularly to discuss issues raised in class council meetings. The council can evidnce how it is is able to genuinely effect change within the school. The council members for each year group are voted in by their class.

Children complete regular questionnaires with which they are able to put forward their views about the school.

The Rule of Law

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education.  Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through choice of learning challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual Respect

Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

 Callands places a great emphasis on promoting diversity with the children. Assemblies are regularly planned to address this issue either directly or through the inclusion of stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. Our RE and PSHE teaching reinforces this. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. 

At Callands we will actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.

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