We pride ourselves on being a school where every child matters and where every child is helped to meet their potential in a warm and supportive environment.
We endeavour to praise the children informally, individually, during group work, in front of the whole class and the whole school. Children are rewarded not only for achievement in curriculum areas, but for behaviour and general adherence to the Chowbent’s moto.
NEVER BE LESS THAN YOUR BEST
Our school is based upon our shared ethos and values –
At Chowbent Primary School..
I speak, I listen because I will be heard.
I care, I understand because I belong
I try, I inspire because I can achieve and succeed.
Chowbent Values the Importance of
Communication I speak I listen because I will be heard.
Tolerance and support We care we understand because we belong.
High Expectations I try , I improve because I can achieve.
The school was awarded the Investors In People Award Bronze in November 2014. This reflects the way staff contribute to the inclusive development of the school and themselves and acts as a clear role model for life for the children.
Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
Chowbent is a Voluntary Controlled Foundation School. It's roots lie in the visions of the founders of Chowbent Unitary Chapel which is still represented in the school's Governance. The congregation are a religious community rooted in the Judaeo-Christian heritage, open to all who wish to explore the spiritual dimension of their lives in an atmosphere of freedom, reason and tolerance. The congregation, established in 1645, is a warm, friendly fellowship based on the core principle that all religions contain truths and that no single religion is the sole holder of religious truth.
This is reflected in school through enhancing pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity in our local community which is by large white British.
Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school.
We use opportunities that arise in topic teaching to study and learn about life and culture in countries.
Through our RE curriculum, which teachers the main faiths and focuses upon learning about religion and learning from religion, we promote tolerance of the beliefs of others.
We are currently forging links to a school in Wolverhampton with a contrasting community population to our own in the spirit of sharing traditions and forging friendships.