At St Luke’s Academy, we are committed to serving our community, the surrounding areas and the wider world. We understand that our school has an important part to play in promoting key British values in a multi-cultural country and we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We aim to prepare our pupils to become good citizens and outward looking leaders of the future.
British values are embedded in the life of the school. They are actively promoted through spiritual, moral, social and cultural education and form a part of our distinctive Christian character. British and Christian values are regularly promoted through high quality teaching across the curriculum, within collective worship, and by a positive behaviour policy which allows pupils to develop and demonstrate skills and attributes that will allow them to contribute positively to life in Modern Britain. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of all members of the school community. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts. Our cross curricular approach provides excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding developing the spiritual, moral, social and cultural education of our children.
The way in which the school community behaves and treats others is built upon a basis of respect, individual worth and Christian love while recognising and respecting that many of these guiding principles are present in other faiths and cultures. At St Luke’s, we value the voice of the child and promote democratic processes such as our school leadership roles from y1-y6, all of which are voted for by the children. Our whole school learning forums provide opportunities for Ideas and events to be planned and discussed with a chance for everyone to debate and put forward their voice.
Through our unique curriculum themes based upon the Unicef rights of the child, we ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community. This is further enhanced through our choice of texts, sporting events, breadth of visits, extracurricular clubs and use of outdoor education centres. Their strong rooted values-based understanding gives them an excellent platform for embracing difference.