School Values and Expectations
The school motto is “Dream Together, Believe Together, Achieve Together” which underpins our aims and ambitions for everyone in the school community. There is a shared understanding of kindness and good behaviour which is promoted at all times and underpinned by the three simple but effective school rules which we encourage all children to know and follow.
Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself
Use positive language and actions
We work together to ensure our pupils are safe and happy and encouraged to ‘dream, believe and achieve’ as they work towards their goals and ambitions. LHPSN is proud of our excellent academic achievements year on year, developing the creative talents of children, building resilience, reflection and good citizenship through our values based ethos.
Through our values teaching in assemblies,preventative and PSHE curriculum and strong personal guidance through our pastoral team we aim to embed friendship,thoughtfulness, respect, tolerance, acceptance, honesty, trust, cooperation,peace and hope educating our children to become caring,responsible and confident citizens of our school and global community. Our values change annually to reflect the needs of the school.
Promoting British Values at LHPSN
The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values were reiterated in 2014.
The DfE have 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.”
We reinforce these British values at LHPSN
Democracy: The school vision, aims and ethos clearly state the importance we place on each member of the school community as an individual who is valued and respected by everyone else. Pupil voice is important and helps pupils both to reflectively engage in their learning, and to consider or challenge the issues that are important to them at school. ‘Pupil voice’ is valued across school through class and school council sessions, frequent pupil feedback to teachers and ensures that all pupils, are able to have a say in their education and the life of the school.
The School Council is listened to and approached by school staff in decision making at various levels and it is able to effect change. Every child on the school council is voted in by other pupils in their class. In addition to this other groups such as Playground Project and Eco groups also have their say. Pupils are encouraged to understand the viewpoints and practices, backgrounds and contributions that everyone makes.
During PHSE lessons children are engaged in considering what it means to be British and understanding that being British is about living alongside others in a multi-cultural community.
The Rule of Law: The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at LHPSN School. School rules are displayed in classrooms and communal areas and classes work together to agree their own specific rules.
Pupils are taught, at whatever level is appropriate, the rights of all pupils at the school. They are also taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves, and the consequences when laws are broken.
For the youngest pupils in school this may be through topics/themes such as ‘People Who Help Us’.
Individual Liberty: Pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.
As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young people to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms, and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through E-Safety and PSHE work.LHPSN promotes an anti-bullying culture and policies relating to behaviour and E-safety are in place.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs: Children are encouraged to understand that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others.
All members of the school community treat each other with respect. We actively encourage visitors from a range of communities and organisations into school. Each year, the school supports a range of charities that the children can identify with.
The school plans fundraising and awareness raising activities to support these charities.