Values and Ethos

Our whole approach at Coddington Primary School is driven by our 7 Rainbow Christian Values which include Respect, Happiness, Friendship, Honesty,  Cooperation, Responsibility and Love which together with our School motto ’Shining the Light of Learning‘ helps inspire the whole school.


Our pupils will:

·   have confidence and high self esteem

·   become self-motivated, enthusiastic and creative learners keen to achieve their full potential

·   learn independently and collaboratively

·   be self aware, sensitive, caring individuals with respect for others and the environment

·   enjoy their learning, experience success and be proud of their achievements

·   be able to form and express ideas and questions, and communicate effectively

·   have the personal and social skills to be able to play an active and constructive role in society


To meet our aims we will provide:

·  a supportive and challenging ethos which encourages success and recognises and rewards effort and achievement

·  a broad, balanced, creative curriculum providing pupils with opportunities to apply their learning

·  good teaching incorporating a range of styles to support all learners through an investigative approach to learning

·  interesting and stimulating learning experiences and environment that will help to challenge and motivate pupils

·    constructive learning partnerships between home, school, church and community

·    creative, friendly and inspiring role models

·    a rich, varied and relevant set of learning resources

.    an enriching and stimulating programme of events, visits, visitors and extra-curricular activities to suit a broad range of abilities, interests and ages

british values

Welcome to our British Values page.

At Coddington C of E Primary and Nursery School we recognise, promote and teach British Values through positive modelling, and through our many enrichment activities woven into our daily learning.  We value and celebrate difference within our school community and beyond;  celebrating what it means to part of modern Britain.

In 2014 the DfE produced guidance in which Lord Nash said:

​​​- A key part of our plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.

– We want every school to promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.

– This ensures young people understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.

The Rule of Law

At Coddington School we have a clear set of expectations for the children.  Children are taught why laws are in place and how they affect the lives of all in our community.  Our House Captains and School Ambassadors, among others, are there to model expectations and to encourage children to make the right choices.  We have visits from the local police to develop links with the local community.


All members of the School community have the opportunity to have their voice heard.  Parents are invited to join working parties throughout the year.  Children from each class are elected to represent pupil voice in the School Council, which meets regularly under the guidance of a member of staff.  The staff, both teaching and support, have a voice on the Governing Body.

Individual Liberty

Within our Rule of Law the community at Coddington School is encouraged to make choices and to follow their beliefs, whilst respecting the wishes of others.

Tolerance of Others’ Beliefs

An important part of the Coddington Team working together successfully is ensuring that all people’s thoughts, beliefs and ideas are respected, not just tolerated.  Children learn that others will have differing views to their own but all are valuable in their own way.

Mutual Respect for All

This of all the values underpins all that the community at Coddington School believe in.  All members of the school community are expected to treat others with the respect that they would like shown to them.

[Matthew 7:12] ‘In everything, then, do to others as you would have them do to you. For this is the essence of the Law and the prophets.’

Equality Statement

At Coddington C of E Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life.

We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.

At Coddington C of E Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us.

Equality in Teaching and learning

We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. We do this by:

  • Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society
  • Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community without stereotyping
  • Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice
  • Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures
  • Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education
  • Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils.

Equality in Admissions and Exclusions

Our admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion, belief, disability and/or socio-economic background.

Equal Opportunities for Staff

All staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law. We are keen to ensure that the staffing of the school reflects the diversity of our community.

The school has a full and separate Equality policy Please consult this for further details if you wish.


Equality Objectives: 


1. To improve boys’ writing across the school, but with a particular focus in Key Stage (Gender)

Why:        Our attainment for boys’ writing is above the LA at KS1, however it is still below the girls.

Our attainment for boy’’ writing in KS2 is just below the LA at -0.6. Boys at KS2 were below the girls.


2. To increase the understanding of equality and diversity across the community. (All nine characteristics)

 Why:        Our curriculum content and resources are not fully representative of wider society. The general equality duty requires us to foster positive relations between different groups.


3. To ensure Attendance for pupils joining from other parts of the world is in line with those born in the uk.


High levels of attendance including those joining from other countries will enable pupils to enjoy good outcomes.


4. To ensure there is a zero tolerance approach to the use of hate language, in any context.


Where hate language has been used it has not been directed at individuals or groups but has still been used in a conversational context.