At Brown Clee School our core Christian values underlie everything that we do. Our Christian character has a significant impact on academic achievement, personal development and well-being for all learners.
We really value the connection with the Church and aim to preserve and develop the religious character of the school. We encourage an understanding of the meaning of faith, and promote Christian values through the experiences we offer to our children.
We have close ties to St John the Baptist Church in Ditton Priors which we attend to celebrate the Christian Festivals, including Harvest Festival, Christmas and Easter.
We also have Open the Book Assemblies once a month, where a team of lay volunteers bring the Bible stories to life using drama and costume.
The distinctive nature of our approach to education can be found in our explicit Christian values such as collective worship, a grounded Christian ethos and in our Religious Education lessons.
Children and staff of all faiths and none are welcome at our school and our aims are to promote understanding and tolerance between those of different faith traditions.
‘Church schools should nourish Christians in their faith, encourage those of other faiths and challenge those of no faith’
Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury 1980 – 1991
Although there are many Christian Values, we have chosen six which we have placed a strong emphasis on to help create and sustain the Christian ethos of our school.
Children who are shown keeping to our Christian values will be rewarded with one of our Christian value wristbands.
The children attend collective worship every day. The assemblies follow our School Values and are taken by different members of staff and visitors.
Monday: A whole school (staff and children) collective worship led by the Headteacher.
Tuesday: Key Stage collective worship.
Wednesday: A whole school (staff and children) collective worship led by the Headteacher.
Thursday: Key Stage collective worship.
Friday: Whole school celebration assembly and we welcome parents/friends to join our celebrations.. Certificates are given to celebrate achievements in school.