School Policy Relating to the School’s Ethos and Values

The ethos of The Christian School (Takeley) is our motivation to work together to extend the Kingdom of God on the earth. This motivation is inspired by the message, life and example of Jesus through whom God’s unconditional love for all people is expressed.

The ethos of The Christian School (Takeley) is derived from this motivation, which is worked out in our relationships, the way we work together and the way we behave. The way we serve each other and live is how we demonstrate our ethos.

Our faith in Jesus Christ urges us to serve others, putting their needs first. This love flows from our Christian relationship with God. When we work together in The Christian School (Takeley), it is this relationship that directs and influences relationships with others, the students and their families.

So, the love of Christ, which is worked out in The Christian School (Takeley) through building these relationships, is the same love with which the courses and activities of the school are developed and delivered to the students.

The values of The Christian School (Takeley) are shaped by its ethos.

They are

  • Integrity
  • Charity
  • Truthfulness and Honesty
Statement on British Values

We agree with the Department for Education’s definition of British values as a whole:

  • democracy,
  • the rule of law,
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

At the Christian School (Takeley) pupils will encounter these principles throughout everyday school life. We recognise the dependence of each value on the others and, for example, do not respect or tolerate a faith statement or belief that does not uphold the democracy and rule of law of the United Kingdom or the individual liberties of UK citizens, especially those whose characteristics are protected under the Equality Act.

We teach pupils to be critical thinkers testing the validity of rules or expectations.

In accordance with the ethos of the school our understanding is that, in God, there is a higher authority and the teaching of the whole Christian Bible is the basis of faith of the staff.

British Values

Equality Act (2010) and Accessibility Plan

It is the aim of the school to make reasonable adjustments to meet the statutory requirements of the Equality Act for all pupils and adults.

Download Documents: Equal Opportunities Policy 

Equality Objectives and Performance Data. Including comparison of boys’ and girls’ examination results in order to assess whether there is any unconscious gender bias in teaching of examination subjects in school.


Code of Conduct for Visitors

We believe staff, parents and children are entitled to a safe and positive environment in which to work. Behaviour that will cause harassment, alarm or distress to users of the premises is contrary to the aims of the school as in any action that puts a child at risk. This includes publishing names and pictures of pupils that include reference to the school that are inappropriate in the online environment and the use of mobile technology on the premises.

  • That all members of the school community treat each other with respect
  • That adults set a good example to children at all times, showing them how to get along with all members of the school and the wider community
  • That no members of staff, parents or children are the victims of abusive behaviour or open to threats from other adults on the school premises.
  • Physical attacks and threatening behaviour, abusive or insulting language verbal or written, to staff, governors, parents and carers, children and other users of the school premises will not be tolerated and will result in withdrawal of permission to be on school premises.
  • Any parent who is asked to leave the school premises will have the right to appeal the decision by writing to the Chair of Governors

Please note that incidents of rudeness will be logged with the Chair of Governors


It is the responsibility of the Head teacher and Governors to monitor and review this policy.

Code of Conduct for Visitors