Respect for other faiths and beliefs
Our pupil’s share a growing understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and they have many opportunities to experience diversity. We are proud to be a school of many different heritages. Visitors, parents and pupil members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. Our RE curriculum enables our children to learn about different faiths and to share their own.
We encourage our diverse community to work with us in educating our children about different faiths and beliefs. Parents and families regularly offer and are encouraged to take part in our assemblies along with representatives from local churches.
We believe our school to be at the centre of our local community; our vision and values are embodied in celebrations and events such as parent evenings, the school fair, our recent Norwood day celebrations, our charities work and participation in various sporting, academic and artistic events.
Throughout the school year important celebrations in the lives of our children and school community are marked and celebrated together. These include EID, Diwali, Christmas and Easter. At these times the school welcomes in members of the wider school community to lead assemblies and learning activities with the children to share their beliefs with them.
Our timetable of assemblies also ensures that children learn about key events in the British calendar and their importance in their lives, such as Remembrance day, the lives of the school community and also the wider community in Eastleigh and Britain as a whole.
We believe that if our children gain an understanding, knowledge and first -hand experience of other faiths and beliefs it will help them to become knowledgeable and understanding citizens of the future.