Warden Hill Primary School Cheltenham

British Values

Protected Characteristics

Warden Hill Primary School strives to provide an excellent education to ensure that all our pupils achieve their full potential in the widest sense, regardless of differences that exist between pupils and their families in terms of protected characteristics. These include:

  • race
  • individuals of all faiths and none
  • ethnicity
  • culture
  • age
  • sexual orientation
  • socio-economic background
  • gender (including transgender)
  • and disability

As a school, we recognise that the society within which we live is becoming increasingly enriched by diversity.  We are committed to ensuring that everyone within our school community is equally valued and always treated with respect and fairness.
It is the wish and aspiration of Warden Hill Primary School, that our pupils grow up to be kind, respectful people, who are well equipped to make positive contributions both within and outside their immediate communities. 
Learning to respect and understand others, including those who may have very different lives from their own, is both intrinsically important and practically necessary if they are to live and work in a context of rapidly increasing diversity.

Our ‘Warden Hill Way’ is the vehicle on which our behaviour policy is driven; it sums up the expectations of the way our children are expected to behave.

Our school values are also embedded within the protected characteristics that our children are expected to follow:

We know that children live in families made up in different ways. These might involve: married and unmarried (including same sex partnerships); single parents/carers; extended family including main carers who are not the birth parent of the child. 

We acknowledge that we have a duty to teach the children about the diversity that exists in the world today so that they too respect, value and celebrate such differences. We tackle all types of bullying and hate crime. Our RE, PSHE and carefully planned assembly programme embraces the requirement for schools to promote British Values in all aspects of school life.

School Values

Our school value of Belong, really reinforces this message of inclusivity; our school values underpin our curriculum. This in essence means that our children learn right from the outset the importance of self and the value each one of has in our school. By ensuring that our children have a really good understanding of equality and diversity delivered through our curriculum and assemblies, the key message that we are all different and that’s what makes us the same as well as the content of our schools’ curriculum is helping to strengthen these strongly held values and support our moral purpose as educators to enlighten and inspire our next generation.