School Improvement

The Board of Education is committed to helping schools to continually strengthen their distinctive nature. We do this through providing advice, training and support to headteachers, teaching staff, clergy and school governors.

New web resource to help schools explore how to build and nurture a Christian ethos


The Church of England has a new website to identify the distinctive values that make Christian schools popular with parents and students, and promote ways of living out those values in the day-to-day activities of a busy school environment. identifies 15 core values - including Service, Trust and Forgiveness – which are introduced with brief theological reflections and examples of how schools have brought these values to life, through everything from collective worship to garden design and architecture.


A Policy for Christian and British Values in Church Of England Schools


The Policy for Christian and British Values in CE schools is the work of the Church of England’s Diocese of Manchester Board of Education. The core of the document is to emphasise that Christian values underpin all aspects of life in a Church of England school, and at the same time demonstrate how the synthesis of Christian Values and British Values can be embedded within the process of teaching and learning across the curriculum.

We hope you find the document user-friendly and the underlying principles easily grasped. You should find the historical development of Christian values and the guidelines for the statutory requirements helpful. The guidance aims to provide clarification in relation to British values in school so that our schools are fully prepared to integrate new legislation into what is firmly rooted in our well established teaching of Christian values. The guidance also contains some self-evaluative examples and questions which may be used or adapted to suit the individual needs of Church schools.

Download policy.