Dignity and Respect
‘Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but actions and in truth’ 1 John 3:18
At St Michael’s Church School, we believe all children should be treated with respect, dignity and valued as God’s children. We keep children safe and protected and work hard to ensure all children feel this during their time with us in school.
In 2019, we were awarded the IQM (Inclusion Quality Mark) which recognised our excellence in our efforts to support all children and staff within our school and how we reduce the barriers to learning and opportunity.
At St Michael’s, we have a responsibility to help children to learn that we are created in God’s image and encourage them to feel safe to express their views with mutual respect, regardless of their faith, gender, race, sexuality ethnicity, disabilities, nationality or background. We do not accept any prejudicial behaviour through actions or words and during our ‘Anti-bullying weeks’ we discuss with children ways to break down barriers, take the lead in challenging negativity and valuing differences. We encourage and support children to make positive and meaningful friendships and relationships with each other and staff so they feel comfortable to talk to others should they need help.
At St Michael’s, through our PSHE teaching, children are taught how to be comfortable and accepting of the person they are, who they want to become and how they want to live. This is supported through our SRE scheme and policy.