honesty - faith - courage - kindness - love - patience - respect - forgiveness - truth - joy
At Houghton School we have adopted ten Christian values which underpin all our work and relationships. Pupils, staff, parents and visitors are asked to do their best to uphold these values in the work they do, their dealings with each other, when faced with difficult situations and their witness in the community.
As a Church of England school our worship is of a mainly Christian nature but we draw on the teachings, values and experiences of all the faiths our school represents.
Alongside our Christian values, the school takes very seriously its responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We take all opportunities to introduce and refer to key British values of democracy, law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance.
Our curriculum and in particular R-Time, PSHCE and R.E provide opportunities to deepen and develop understanding within real contexts relevant to school and home lives.
The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond the immediate community - for example, visits to places of worship, visitors to the school, sporting events with schools of different demographics and a well-established link with a city infant school.
In the summer term 2015 our Y5 pupils are exploring the theme of DEMOCRACY by holding a mock-election alongside the General Election. This has deepened their understanding of the process of democracy and given opportunities to explore themes linked to their own values.