Hadley Wood School is proud to have been recognised as providing a ‘Values Based Education’.
In July we held our fourth ‘Children’s Parliament’, to which everyone who is involved with the school is invited. We discussed what we love and celebrate about our school and the things that we think we could improve. We talked about which values we need to put in place to make the changes that we want to see. This is what we decided:
The values for 2014-15 were ambition, sustainability, loyalty, gratitude, independence, creativity, humour, patience, teamwork and adaptability.
For 2015 -2016 the values were: respect, courage, resilience, appreciation, optimism, compassion, responsibility, creativity, co-operation, enthusiasm and tolerance.
For 2016-2017 the values were: commitment, politeness, creativity, generosity, curiosity, teamwork, practicality, responsibility, respect, healthiness and empathy.
This academic year our values will be: politeness, consideration, eco-friendliness, gratitude, determination, British values, humility, patience, calmness, sportsmanship and pride.
This year we have also been thinking about what it means to be ‘British’. Children need to understand that they can all have a voice through the democratic process. They will learn that everyone has the right to follow their own religion and that they have to learn to be tolerant of the beliefs of others. As part of this understanding, children will discuss the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination. We hope that we can be excellent role models and show British Values at Hadley Wood School.
When you visit Hadley Wood we hope that you will see all of these values in action!