Netherhall St James I & N school is founded on Christian faith. As a church school which serves a diverse population we recognise the importance of teaching our pupils mutual respect for those of different culture or faith, and the shared values of Christianity and other major world faiths.
Our RE programme includes the Calderdale and Kirklees syllabus and focuses predominately on Christianity and Islam.
At the infant school British Values are reinforced on a day to day basis through the personal development of the individual (often termed ‘the hidden curriculum’), the forming and maintaining of relationships, self-esteem and positive behaviour. We also offer regular activities and opportunities to our pupils which deliberately promote British values.
Regular surveys of parents and carers, pupils and staff inform the school’s self-evaluation. The School Council members from each class are voted for at the beginning of the year by its pupils. Children's views are sought with regard to the curriculum and collective worship.
Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms. Many of our worship themes examine what is the right and just way to behave, and how our behaviour impacts on others near to us but also overall on the wider community.
Children learn the principles of our core values through collective worship. Staff are good role models. Respect is regularly featured in worship and reflection, as well as in how staff deal with behaviour.
At the infants we know it is important to have our own views but we are learning to respect the views of others too.
It’s really important to us across our Campus that everyone is safe and happy. We decided our school rules as a community with teachers, pupils, support staff, parents and governors.
Please watch our Core Values video:
Across Netherhall Learning Campus we have worked alongside the British Values agenda in partnership with our staff and students to create What British Values mean to us; which are presented in our video presentation; Values at Netherhall Learning Campus.
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Netherhall Learning Campus consists of four schools, covering the full age and ability range from 3 – 19 years, each with its own distinctive ethos; each with its own individual identity and each catering to the specific needs of its students.