We aim for our motto 'where everybody is somebody' to permeate through our school.
We believe in and strive for...
- Skilled knowledgeable, independent and resilient Learners
- Creative, imaginative, structured and adaptable Thinkers
- World aware, community spirited, caring and healthy Individuals
A place where everyone loves to learn.
In an ever-changing world, Hawthorn Tree exists, to push the boundaries, remove the barriers and challenge the ordinary, enabling learning construction that is truly accessible for all. Through research, innovation and creativity, we champion education as the vehicle to ignite passions, discover talent, foster well-being, nurture self-belief and become the very heart of our community.
The Department for Education has introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British Values more actively, and to ensure they are taught in schools.
At Hawthorn Tree Primary School, we are committed to serving our community. We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. We also understand the vital role it has in ensuring that groups of individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.
We follow equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. Our school is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal, examined curriculum and ensure that we promote and reinforce British values to all our students.
The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent strategy.
The five key British Values are:
Our school uses strategies within the curriculum and beyond, to secure such outcomes for students. The examples that follow show some of the many ways that Hawthorn Tree Primary School seeks to instil British Values.
The Rule of Law
Tolerance Of Those Of Different Faiths and Beliefs
How our values at Hawthorn Tree Primary School link to British Values
Our children know that being resilient can be challenging but makes you a stronger person. They are persistent in their approach when faced with challenges.
"If at first you don't succeed then try, try again"
We enable all children to be creative in their approach and they have opportunities to choose how to present their tasks. (Individual Liberty)
Our children recognise the importance of having good manners all the time. They strive to be kind, caring and forgiving individuals. Our children know how important it is to track the person that is speaking and to show good listening. They know that people may have different ideas and preferences and these should be equally valued. They understand the importance of mutual respect and to treat others kindly. Children also contribute to rule making in school and seek to abide by these rules.
"We treat others how we would want to be treated"
(Mutual Respect/Rules of Law/Democracy)
We are tolerant of all faiths by: understanding that members of our school community will worship in different places; children learn about Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism and many other faiths. We understand that everyone is different and we respect these differences. Children regularly have an opportunity to celebrate and explain their culture and background to others. (Tolerance of different cultures and religions)
The children know what it is to be a good citizen and actively support others who need their support through regular fund raising opportunities and links with their community. They are also caring and supportive of one another in school. Children show compassion and empathy for those in the world that are suffering. (Mutual Respect/Individual Liberty)
Children are given opportunities throughout the curriculum to develop their creativity. Problem solving and challenges are an important part of their day to day experiences. Children are given choices about how and what they learn. Talents are nurtured and children have opportunities to learn from others through collaborative opportunities. We seek to bring out the best in all children as each child has their uniqueness and own personality to develop. (Individual Liberty/Democracy)
Reviewed October 2021