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Bishop Creighton Academy

Academy Ethos and Values

We have one goal - to enable every child to be the best that they can be...

The school promotes the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills effectively. Pupils understand the school values well and how these apply to their community and wider Britain. They are taught to value difference and develop moral values. Ofsted, Feb 2018

Our academy has a positive, forward-thing culture. Strong relationships within our community matter to us! We hope to develop independent and successful learners who are confident and eager to come to school each day. Our aim is to ensure that every child will leave Bishop Creighton with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed in the next steps in their education and future lives.

We also believe that education is about more than just academic success and, as such, aim to develop the whole child by providing a broad and balanced curriculum and wide range of experiences and enrichment activities throughout the year. 

We hold the view that from the moment a child enters our academy, we have a responsibility to nurture and develop her/him through both academic rigour and the building of character so that each of our BCA Superheroes can be successful in their future life. We aim to ensure that pupils develop a range of attitudes and characteristics that will define them as positive individuals who are able to contribute constructively to society.  

One of the things that makes our academy special is our rich diversity: families represent countries, cultures and religions from around the world! There are 36 first languages spoken at Bishop Creighton. Our pupils appreciate and respect one another's differences. Thorough our curriculum we promote inclusion and teach our pupils to challenge any discrimination towards protected groups.  

We explicitly teach our pupils eight core values; respect, responsibility, compassion, justice, wisdom, hope, integrity and courage. These values are threaded through all that we do!

We also promote British Values across our academy.  At Bishop Creighton, we define British Values as;

Democracy -  respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process
The rule of law - respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England
Individual liberty - support and respect for the liberties of all within the law
Mutual respect tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs - respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs
A range of curriculum activities is provided so that pupils develop a good understanding of life in 21st-century Britain. This includes teaching pupils to value different cultures and understand the role of democracy in Britain. Ofsted, Feb 2018