Golden Rules & Values
At Hadlow Primary School we have produced our own bespoke Behaviour Blueprint, which focuses on routines and positive relationships. Every member of staff in school is committed to following this behaviour blueprint to provide consistency, stability and positivity for all our pupils. The blueprint outlines three golden rules which, when followed consistently, will lead to happiness, progress and success for ALL learners. These rules are displayed in every learning environment in the school.
At Hadlow Primary School, we endeavour for our pupils to become well rounded, confident and accomplished learners who have purposeful, transferrable skills that they can apply to all of their learning.
We endeavour to promote positive and effective behaviour for learning through our whole school values. These values are embedded in everyday teaching and learning to ensure that our children develop skills that shape them to become lifelong learners.
We have five school values that underpin the ethos of the school and play a huge part in the curriculum;
Collaboration, Resilience, Independence, Creativity and Reflection.
The children have created learning characters for each of the values, which remind the children of what these values ‘look’ like and these are visible in all learning environments in the school.
It's a very exciting time at Hadlow Primary School - our School Council members have been meeting to discuss how we celebrate British Values in the school on a daily basis. We are also learning about British Values in other parts of our school day. We are working together to create a display in the main school corridor to celebrate and share British Values at Hadlow.
All schools have a responsibility “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.”
At Hadlow Primary School we promote these values in the following ways:
Children are encouraged to become leaders and take on responsibility in a variety of areas in their own classrooms and throughout the school including; play leaders, sport and house captains which are voted for annually, alongside school council representatives for every class. Children understand the responsibilities that come with these roles and that they represent the needs and interests of their peers. Democracy is taught through the curriculum, for example through debates in English or circle time in PHSE; and is reinforced through assemblies.
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Children know what is expected of them, why rules are so important, and what the consequences are if they do not follow them. All classes start the year with reviewing the school rules and devising their own class rules. Visits from the wider community throughout the year reinforce understanding of laws and why we have them.
At Hadlow, children learn about rights, personal responsibility, choices, ambitions and aspirations. Children are encouraged to follow their interests through a variety of extra-curricular clubs and lessons as well as representing Hadlow Primary at a variety of sporting events. Children are given the opportunity to celebrate their achievements every week in Celebration Assembly, including awards for Lunchtime Heroes. Across the school, enrichment days and weeks allow children to demonstrate independence of thought and action; in lessons, children can choose their level of challenge. Hadlow Primary is working towards the Forest School approach, which gives children the opportunity to enjoy the freedom to explore their own interests and limits in a safe environment.
Hadlow is a school which nurtures an understanding of mutual respect and where everyone demonstrates respect for themselves and others in their general conduct and care for one another. Mutual respect is promoted throughout the school, for example through assemblies, serving the local community and reading with parent helpers. Our school has respect at its core – respect for the environment, oneself and others; sessions start and end with circle time and teamwork, collaboration and personal achievement are collectively celebrated.
At Hadlow, all major faiths are studied and respected through RE and tolerance of beliefs is promoted. Weekly assemblies are led by a reverend from the local church and a variety of faiths and festivals are explored during assemblies. Children at Hadlow can talk about the different faiths and cultures they learn about, ask questions and show tolerance and respect for others of different faiths and religions.