Here at St Columba's, we pride ourselves on our inclusive vision that ‘Every Child is Precious to God’. Our school life is led by our Catholic faith and five virtues;
Our virtues and mission statement clearly illustrate our commitment to instilling the Fundamental British values in every child within our care, ensuring their readiness for a life in modern day Britain. The DFE have reinforced the importance of needing to instill the fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
At St. Columba’s, these values are lived and taught every day. This is evident through such things as our work on relationships, our behaviour system, our Religious teaching and learning as well as our SMSC curriculum. Further to this, our fantastic Nurture team support with the development of individual needs through small group and 1:1 sessions where we explore our British Values in conjunction with our religious virtues. Please see below for more information on how we exclusively support each British Value and some examples of the fantastic work that has been undertaken within school.