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.
Our School Motto
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 promote positive and effective behaviour for learning through our whole school motto.
Happiness, Progress, Success
At Hadlow Primary School we are unconditionally committed to putting the happiness of our pupils, staff and families at the forefront of every decision that we make. We are passionate about building positive, nurturing relationships with children so that they are safe, settled and fulfilled in our care. We pride ourselves upon the smiles on our pupils’ faces.
- "Happiness is the children bursting into the classroom with a smile on their face and a story (or stories) to share!"
- "Happiness is knowing that no matter what a child is going through, they look forward to coming to school"
- "Happiness is when you see a child that is little shy, or going through a tough time, make a step forward with their confidence. They start asking questions and show a genuine care for others and the world around them."
- “Happiness at HPS is being called 'Mum' accidentally by a child in your care. When this slips out of a child's mouth, you know you have that connection and bond with the child and you know you are making an impact on their lives.”
- “ Happiness is seeing a child thrive in their environment, with a smile."
This leads us onto progress. If the foundations of safety and happiness are in place, we believe that this will enable children to make progress in their social, emotional and academic growth.
- “Progress is those WOW moments where the children, the teaching team and their parent notice a difference. Progress is the most exciting thing to see and witness- it is proof that the effort is paying off and it gives the child the encouragement to continue with that effort”
- “Progress is when a child shows you a deep understanding by making links in their learning”
- “Progress is a growing of confidence. I worked with a little girl who had such poor self-esteem issues that she wouldn’t even talk to an adult. After months of progress, she stood in front of the whole school and presented her dog racing medals in assembly. It made me so emotional!”
- “Progress is when staff feel challenged to review their own practice, because a child learns differently and needs individualised support.”
- “Progress is seeing a child that says ‘I can’t read’ sit down and decode a book with no distraction and having the resilience to self-correct when something doesn’t make sense.”
- “Progress at HPS is seeing children grow and flourish in their first year. The progress they make is phenomenal, at the start of the year they may join us with a little or no phonic knowledge. By the end of the year they are reading and writing either independently or with support.”
- “Progress is seeing each child work through problems, each time becoming more confident and independent in their own abilities, until they begin to help others to learn.”
This leads onto the final step in the journey; success. If our children are happy, they will make progress. If they make progress, this will lead to success.
- “Success is a child realising their achievements and their potential, with a smile”
- “Success is giving the children a love of learning so that they seek out new opportunities to learn”
- “Success at HPS is seeing how proud the children are of themselves when they have achieved something. It is magical seeing them light up when recognised for their hard work and efforts.”
- “Success is seeing a child engaging, improving and creating. It is seeing he excitement when learning finally clicks for them.”
- “Success is the light bulb moment when the child recognises the progress that led to the success; they beam with happiness and the cycle starts over…”
Our School Values
This year, we are launching five brand new school values. We will be revealing one every term and then revisiting all values in the final term in school. During this time, we will be running a logo design competition in school to depict each value. These will then transfer to our school website and school signage.
We are excited to announce our first school value. Can you guess it from the clues?
Well done! Our Term One whole school value is RELATIONSHIPS!
Our second school value has now been revealed. Can you guess it from the clues?
Well done, you have guessed it! RECOGNITION is our second whole school value.
Our British Values
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.