Learning to Live, Living to Learn.
The Rushwick Ethos: "Treat others the same way you want them to treat you." (Luke 6:31)
Rushwick is an authentically inclusive primary school. We welcome and respect all members of our school community.
Rushwick C of E Primary School produces children who are well prepared for the challenges of the future and show kindness in all that they do. We pride ourselves in nurturing children who treat everyone the way they wish to be treated themselves, and in doing so safeguard our golden rules for living a happy life where we can also make a positive difference to the lives of others.
Rushwick is a learning community, underpinned by Christian values. We recognise everyone as a unique child of God. We expect our children and all adults to treat eachother the way we all wish to be treated ourselves. We follow the Worcestershire RE Agreed Syllabus (the same as is followed in other Local Authority schools). This locally agreed syllabus reflects the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain.
As a voluntarily controlled Church school, we have strong links with the Church of St. Thomas’ in Crown East, part of the Diocese of Worcester. Children take part in collective worship every day, either in classes, key stages or as a whole school community. Children are involved in planning and delivering collective worship regularly. We also welcome others in to lead our collective worship and children experience this both in school and at our church.
Reverend Ann Potter also supports the teachers' planning for collective worship, as well as delivering collective worship in school regularly.
Classes visit our church at special times of the year, such as Christmas, Easter, Mothers' Day, Remembrance Day and during Harvest, and the school community regularly visits us. The Church community also visit to support the children’s learning in RE, as well as sharing and experiencing collective worship.
There are members of the Church community on our Governing Body (Foundation Governors). We are developing good links with other places of worship in our Diocese, such as Malvern Abbey and Worcester Cathedral.
We believe this develops resilience, teamwork, courage and independence and an understanding of the wider world and how they can help make it a better place, enabling everyone to flourish.
Rushwick School is; ‘a highly inclusive Church school where all staff support children to reach their full potential' (SIAMS Inspection Report July 2019).
Our School Vision
Our vision is to nurture a sense of awe and wonder and provide an excellent education which equips each child with the necessary skills to meet changes and challenges throughout their life. We nurture our children to be "courageous advocates". This means they champion causes which are special and meaningful to them. These may be global issues or matters far more personal and closer to home.
We do this by encouraging them to:
Learn from what came before. Be a change for good. Work hard. Be kind. Have a go. Ask questions. Share ideas. Try your best. Never give up. Aim high. Listen to advice. Be involved in school, national and global community issues. Make the most of new opportunities. Safeguard our Golden Rules.
“Our Golden Rules”
Be kind and helpful
Look after property
Listen to people
Be ‘e’ aware
These Golden Rules for the Rushwick school community represent our understanding of British Values. We expect all adults working within the school community to promote these values and golden rules by celebrating diversity and championing equality.
Rushwick CE Primary is an inclusive school where all are welcome. We celebrate diversity and champion equality. Everybody who enters our school is expected to behave in a way which respects the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010.
Public bodies, including local-authority-maintained schools, are covered by the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011.
At Rushwick Primary School, we take this obligation very seriously and ensure that all our pupils can take part as fully as possible in every aspect of school life. We identify any barriers to learning that they may have and then work to overcome these so that each child can fulfil their potential.
We strive to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
Rushwick Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of provision throughout the school community. To achieve this, our equality objectives 2021 - 2025 are as follows:
To raise awareness of equality & diversity
- Ensure that the school promotes role models and heroes that young people positively identify with, who reflect and broaden the school’s diversity in terms of race, gender and disability etc.
- Ensure tolerance and respect towards individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics.
- Promote ‘Learning Without Limits’ for all by ensuring that nobody is disadvantaged by any of the protected characteristics.
The Public Sector Equality Act for schools can be downloaded via the following link: