Rodbourne Cheney Primary School is an exciting, happy, and inspiring learning community. We strive for our children to be creative, innovative, and imaginative, and we are committed to the safety and care of our pupils. We have a team of committed and talented staff who provide well-planned and organised lessons, alongside a wide range of curriculum enrichment activities to further enhance children’s learning.

Our aim is to provide the highest quality education for all in a caring, supportive, inclusive, and vibrant learning environment. We are proud to offer an exciting curriculum where teachers and pupils work together to ensure high-quality teaching and learning that is challenging and thought provoking in order for everyone to achieve their potential and beyond.

We encourage our pupils to be confident individuals and independent learners, and to develop a lively and enquiring mind. We also want children to develop the ability to question and discuss rationally and apply themselves to tasks and skills as they strive to reach their true potential in all aspects of school life.

We are very proud of being a values-based education school. Values-based education inspires children and young people to adopt positive human values. The focus on values supports deepened relationships and gives our students the best chance of academic success.

At Rodbourne Cheney Primary School, we follow a Values-based Education (VbE) curriculum. Values Education supports the teaching of social, moral, spiritual, cultural and personal wellbeing. It is interwoven in to all elements of school life and embedded in our curriculum (see curriculum year plan for more detail.) It contributes to excellent learning and outstanding environments for learning. It also supports positive behaviours and good attitudes to learning.

Our Values Timetable 2019-20

Term Value
Term 1 Respect
Term 2 Equality
Term 3 Tolerance
Term 4 Appreciation
Term 5 Curiosity
Term 6 Kindness

British Values

At Rodbourne Cheney Primary School, we actively promote British values through our school vision, ethos, agreed rules, curriculum, and teaching. As such, we promote tolerance of, and respect for, people of all faiths (or those with no faith), cultures, and lifestyles.

We prepare children and young people positively for life in modern Britain by supporting them through our words, actions, and influence, not just within school, but also within the wider community.

Promoting Our Values

The government defines British values as:

  • Democracy.
  • Rule of law.
  • Individual liberty.
  • Mutual respect.
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths.

At Rodbourne Cheney Primary School, we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. Underpinning all of this is a range of curriculum topics that have strong links to the British Empire. We actively challenge children, staff, and parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values, including ‘extremist’ views.

As part of The White Horse Federation, we passionately believe that by working together, the children are able to have a higher quality of education, and that as colleagues, we will also benefit from and reap the rewards of a values-based organisation where no one is left behind.