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British Values

British Values

At Cockshut Hill School we value the diversity of backgrounds of all pupils, families and wider school community.  Our curriculum takes a global approach to learning by introducing themes from the perspective of other people in other countries.

The Department of Education states that there is a need:

“To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”.

The Department of Education defines British Values as follows:

  1. Respect for democracy and support or participation in the democratic process
  2. Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England
  3. Support for equality of opportunity for all
  4. Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law
  5. Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs

Our school reflects British values in all that we do.  We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the world. We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community
and the wider world.


Black Lives Matter Statement

At Cockshut Hill School we have always celebrated the diversity within our school and community. We take pride in being a school that is fully inclusive and demonstrates respect to all, regardless of colour, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. ‘Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation’ (Mahatma Gandhi) ‘Black Lives Matter’

Summit Learning Trust is appalled at the murder of George Floyd in the United States of America on May 25. We support the peaceful protests that so many have taken part in to show solidarity with this cause. We recognise that racism is not just an American issue. 

Our Trust is entirely committed to fighting racism and prejudice in all and any of its forms, and to the active promotion of equality for all. We recognise the heightened distress caused directly to so many of our colleagues, pupils, families and communities in the current situation. We are with you. We are determined to work together to make positive change and to create a just society for all. Without justice there will be no peace. 

Through education, humility and open mindedness we will strive to raise the levels of understanding and knowledge of the inequalities in our society to better challenge and fight against them. It is vital that we work together as a community to support each other, and to say:

Black Lives Matter.

Remembrance 2021

Annual Remembrance parade takes place for the 5th year running. One of our most proud and touching moments where students and staff pay their respects to those who have fallen in war.

Strength Through Diversity

In 2018 we became only the second Secondary School in Birmingham to be officially recognised as a GOLD Rights Respecting School by UNICEF.  The respectful manner in which students and staff interact was highlighted by UNICEF inspectors as being a strength of the school.

The Great Get Together

The Great Get Together

On June 16th 2017 more than 200 teenagers today marked the start of a UK-wide weekend of celebrations of the life of the murdered MP Jo Cox.

The 14 and 15 year olds from Ninestiles School and Cockshut Hill School formed a large heart-shaped chain and spell out her name along with MP Jess Phillips. There was coverage from the BBC and ITV news.

Pupils in Birmingham, Jess Phillips MP and social intergration charity The Challenge kick off this weekend’s UK-wide celebration of community, known as The Great Get Together.
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