Hatfield Heath Primary School’s vision statement was originally created in 2004 by the pupils, parents/carers, staff and governors. It was fully reviewed again in 2008 and has been every year since.
We strive to make our school a special place to be. We work hard to create a strong ethos of togetherness, engagement and enjoyment of learning with all striving for success. We are a team and by working together we are stronger.
The school had its last OFSTED Inspection in October 2008 where it was recognised that:
- Standards are exceptionally high throughout the school
- Children get off to a flying start to their education in the Early Years class and make excellent progress throughout Yrs 1 & 2. Pupils continue to make excellent progress in Key Stage 2 (Juniors)
- Pupils learn exceptionally well, because teaching and the curriculum are outstanding
- Particular strengths lie in the high quality learning experiences provided for all pupils. These enliven every term and do much to promote positive attitudes, enjoyment and achievement across the curriculum.
- Pastoral care is of a high quality. Pupils feel safe and well cared for and have confidence in the adults who care for them
- The school has a strong focus on promoting pupils’ emotional well-being and provides excellent support for pupils and families who are in any way vulnerable
- Provision for personal, social, health and citizenship education also permeates the curriculum. This results in outstanding outcomes in terms of pupils’ personal development and well-being and in the promotion of community cohesion. Pupils show respect and courtesy to others, and their behaviour is excellent
- The school functions as an extremely harmonious community, with school councillors and play leaders making strong contributions.
In the last two years there has been much consideration given to the promotion of ‘British Values’. There are clear expectations and guidance from the DfE with respect to this and we have to pay due regard.
It is important that every effort should be made to ensure that the school’s ethos and curriculum actively promote the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs; and encourage pupils to respect other people, with particular regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010.
You will recognise from the OFSTED comments above that we already have a curriculum that acknowledges and pays regard to such values which are, in essence, common core values held by many peoples, of many nations, not just British.