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Visions and Values

Haynes Lower School and Nursery Aims and Values

Our School Motto:

Learning for Life

Our School Mission:

At Haynes, we provide a safe and supportive environment where we nurture our children, enabling them to learn and grow as individuals. To achieve this, children, staff and parents work closely together. We underpin all we do with our Values programme and a caring family approach.

Our School Aims to enable children to become:

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve well
  • Confident individuals who are able to live healthy, safe and fulfilling lives
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society underpinned by core values

Our Aims and Values:

Promote a set of strong values in order to develop children’s moral understanding and development.

Work with ‘the whole child’ to develop children’s understanding of themselves, their values system and their part in the local community and wider society.

Be a nurturing, fun environment where every child and adult has an equal opportunity to learn, to reach their full potential and to be recognised and valued as an individual.

Provide a rich and exciting curriculum which takes account of children's different stages of development.

Meet the needs of every child in an inclusive environment which promotes equal opportunity of access to the curriculum.

Work positively with parents, governors and our community to develop a strong partnership in supporting children’s learning.

 

Value of the Month ~ Respect

 

Our Values Cycle

 

  Year 1 Year 2
September Respect Joy
October Patience Trust
November Responsibility Peace
December Love Mindfulness
January Perseverance Co-operation
February Empathy Hope
March  Resilience Independence
April Creativity Charity
May Passion Tolerance
June Unity Friendship
July Aspiration  Positivity 

 

In 2017/2018 we are following Year 1 on our Values cycle.

 

 

British Values

 

At Haynes Lower School we actively promote our Values.

 

The DfE has recently reinforced the 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 Government set out its definition of British Values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated in 2014.

 

At Haynes Lower School our values underpin the whole of our community. Our values inform our schools’ vision, aims and ethos. Through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education, we promote and reinforce the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths.

 

We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. A variety of curriculum areas provide vehicles for furthering understanding of these concepts and lessons provide opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. As part of our Values Education children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives. 

 

Please find below some examples of how we promote the key British values. We take every opportunity to live and show the values and this list is not exhaustive.

 

 

British Value

How we promote the value

Democracy

School vision, aims & ethos,

School values,

School parliament,

Policies, particularly our Behaviour policy and SMSC policy,

School rules,

Class charters,

Planning and children’s work,

Pupil, Parent & Staff questionnaires,

Children are given the opportunity to take on leadership roles, taking responsibility for change e.g School Parliament, Student Voice, Assemblies

Children are encouraged to work cooperatively in pairs and groups as well as whole class situations.

 

Rule of Law

School vision, aims & ethos,

School values,

School parliament,

Policies, particularly our Behaviour policy and SMSC policy,

School and class charters,

Planning and children’s work, teaching the value and reason behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.

The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school, or the country is consistently reinforced.

Pupil, Parent & Staff questionnaires.

Visits from other authorities, such as the Police.

 

Individual Liberty

School vision, aims & ethos,

School values

School parliament

Student Voice where all children contribute to decision making

Freedom to make choices within a safe and controlled environment

Show independence in learning

Respect other’s views

Enrichment opportunities for individuals and groups

SEND – providing child centred learning for all abilities 

Celebrating all children’s achievements e.g. academic, sporting, creative

Exercise their rights and personal freedom safely e.g.E-safety guidance, PSHE lessons

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

School vision, aims & ethos,

School values: we recognise that we are all equal, all different and all unique through promoting values that focus on love, respect and tolerance

Mutual respect is pivotal and is promoted explicitly in our RE and PSHE curriculum

Co-operative group work is a regular part of our learning within lessons, when children are given the opportunity to take turns, listen and share ideas,

Learning about different faiths is embedded in our RE syllabus.  Children respect and appreciate the differences between faiths, taking part in faith walks, visits to places of worship, welcoming religious leaders from different faiths.

Exploring how our values are important in different faiths.

Participating in multi faith celebrations and festivals.

An appreciation of the global community in collective worship including discussion of world events,

Behaviour policy,

SMSC policy.

 


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