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Visions and Values

Haynes Lower School and Nursery Aims and Values


Our School Motto:

'Learning for Life'

At Haynes Lower School we believe in maintaining consistently high standards of work and behaviour in a happy and caring, values-based environment.


Our School Vision:

We believe that all children have the right to receive a broad, balanced, relevant and stimulating education. Our curriculum enables children to develop confidence, to progress, to acquire knowledge, to build and embed skills throughout their time at our school.   We promote values and tolerance within the school community and encourage children to become good citizens who contribute to the wider world.  Everything we do is therefore rooted in our values based approach to education.


Our School Values:

September ~ Encouragement

October ~ Empathy

November ~ Trust

December ~ Love

January ~ Friendship 

February ~  Positivity

March ~ Respect

April ~ Integrity

May ~ Independence

June ~ Determination

July ~ Gratitude


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


 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.