Haydon Wick Primary School About Us

Our Vision & Values

Values-based Education

At Haydon Wick Primary School, we passionately believe that by working together and playing together, the children are able to have a good education.

We are proud of our school, our pupils, and their successes. We believe that Haydon Wick Primary School is special, and the relationships we seek to develop with our children and their families enable us to foster a distinctive family atmosphere. We aim to make the learning experience varied and inclusive and remain ambitious in our desire to achieve excellence for all.

Ours is a happy school, where the success of every child really matters. Everyone is committed to developing the knowledge, skills, and understanding that enable your child to enjoy learning, achieve success, and become a contented and fulfilled young person.

Values are things we believe in that help us to make decisions about how to behave. They are the principles that guide our lives. Some commonly held values include thoughtfulness, respect, trust, love, friendship, and courage. However, there are numerous others, and many of them overlap.

Some values are quite tricky to understand and difficult to uphold every day, while others are easier to identify and simpler to maintain.

Sometimes, we forget about the values that are really important to us; we are too busy or we don't actually know what the values are.

Haydon Wick is a values-based school. We have 22 core values and celebrate a new value each month. They are introduced through assemblies and activities carried out in class.

Values-based education is not just something that helps you to learn when you are younger. It is a set of tools that you will carry with you all your life. Understanding values will help you to make difficult decisions, even when you are a grown-up.

School Values 2022-23

  • September - Understanding
  • October - Unity & Co-operation
  • November - Freedom
  • December - Appreciation & Simplicity
  • January - Hope
  • February - Resilience
  • April - Responsibility
  • May - Thoughtfulness
  • June - Tolerance
  • July - Trust

School Values 2023-24

  • September - Friendship
  • October - Perseverance
  • November - Patience
  • December - Peace
  • January - Quality
  • February - Love
  • March - Humility
  • April - Honesty
  • May - Caring
  • June - Happiness
  • July - Courage

British Values

At Haydon Wick, we actively promote British values through our school vision, ethos, agreed rules, curriculum, and teaching. As such, we promote tolerance of, and respect for, people of all faiths (or those with no faith), cultures, and lifestyles.

We prepare children and young people positively for life in modern Britain by supporting them through our words, actions, and influence, not just within school, but also within the wider community.

Promoting Our Values

The government defines British values as:

  • Democracy.
  • Rule of law.
  • Individual liberty.
  • Mutual respect.
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths.

At Haydon Wick, we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. Underpinning all of this is a range of curriculum topics that have strong links to the British Empire. We actively challenge children, staff, and parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values, including ‘extremist’ views.

As part of The White Horse Federation, we passionately believe that by working together, the children are able to have a higher quality of education, and that as colleagues, we will also benefit from and reap the rewards of a values-based organisation where no one is left behind.

Our Aims

  • To create a happy and caring school environment
  • To help children to learn that courtesy, good manners and consideration for others are very important qualities
  • To ensure a command of basic English and an ability to communicate with other people
  • To encourage an enjoyment of reading
  • To develop a knowledge and understanding of basic mathematical operations
  • To encourage scientific curiosity and organise observational studies particularly through the local environment
  • To awaken an awareness of the heritage around us through project type historical, geographical and religious education studies
  • To teach skills in handwriting, handicrafts and other creative arts including music
  • To encourage an individual appreciation of beautiful things
  • To provide an enjoyment of physical activities, drama, movement and mime and to teach basic recreational game skills
  • To establish an environment within which children and all staff, school governors, advisory colleagues, parents and future parents, can work with each other for the successful achievement of these aims.

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