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02/04/20

For our older , another of our very favourite tales, The Twits, read by our very own Mrs Cushing https://t.co/PkPAH1C9ij. https://t.co/vXZ20Wkky5

02/04/20

No apologies for another “Very Hungry Caterpillar” post. Beautiful work, Ato. https://t.co/DS6t57KAdx

02/04/20

Is there anyone that doesn’t love “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”? Our EYFS are doing a marvellous job with their projects this week https://t.co/EiDnA56bVt

01/04/20

Retweetd From Harris Primary Purley Way

So our window inspired the staff and children at to create their own and it looks great! Any other Harris academies up for the challenge? https://t.co/JQcxXBfUmR

31/03/20

We are just so excited about our school Newsletter this week, we have had some great contributions including our Year One fruit salad makers here https://t.co/CPo6gPyWjr

27/03/20

In the best use of an old roll of wallpaper we have seen for some time, here we see a live experiment to find out where our organs are inside our body. Definitely one to try out, HPAO Home Learners! https://t.co/djY9ogCXT3

27/03/20

This family had their own Praise Assembly today, with songs and rewards, followed by Fishfinger Friday (of course!). We love this! Well done on your certificates, boys! https://t.co/DssBUgLEuJ

26/03/20

These two HPAO Home Learners have made their own Rocket Reward Chart which we think is just STELLAR! Glad to see you are at the top, boys 😉 https://t.co/Qjm2OGLlES

26/03/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

We have been informed some parents have received an email stating: ‘As schools will be closing, if you're entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we'll make sure you're supported’. This is a scam email - do not respond, and delete immediately. https://t.co/r6cJP28dyY

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

24/03/20

We wanted to share this awesome Timetable created by one of our TAs for her family - how great is this?! DEAR means “Drop Everything And Read- a great way to finish off a day of learning. How are our other Home Learners organising their day?#successforall https://t.co/cqJuW5OzVS

23/03/20

Fantastic pics from our HPAO Home Learners today, working out to and getting busy growing! Keep sending your pictures in. You are not alone, you are part of our AMAZING team, let's keep sharing. https://t.co/RWMItImcBn

23/03/20

Retweetd From Nick Gearing

On behalf of , we support . I joined in at 9am from home (today isn’t one of my rota days at school), I know a lot of our students and staff would have done too! https://t.co/coNNJaY8G4

22/03/20

Retweetd From HPAEastDulwich

Although we are open tomorrow to those parents who are critical keyworkers in the fight against COVID-19, if you can keep your child at home you should.

22/03/20

Ok, HPAO Home Learners, let's kick off Monday morning with some PE with Joe Wicks on YouTube: Mums, Dads, littler and bigger siblings, those of us still in school - we will all be doing it! 9.00am every day https://t.co/hj9wH8VqKr

13/03/20

Fantastic visit from GB athlete today, lots of active fun had by all and money raised for the school too! https://t.co/f24Pq2WCba

05/03/20

Assembly time! A fabulous effort from the staff, pupils and parents of HPAO https://t.co/yu7SDsQIVk

05/03/20

at HPAO kicking off with story time in the library with 2 Browne, followed by identifying the difference between fiction and non fiction https://t.co/76ZezQZ8mo

13/02/20

EYFS WOW Day - are you a pirate or a dinosaur? EYFS are discovering their inner explorers .... what will they find? https://t.co/MzhPLu6ca3

06/02/20

Next up....its Tony Hadley lighting up the O2 at https://t.co/nR2Ty8qW6r

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British Values

The Department for Education state that there is a 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.”

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values were reiterated by the Prime Minister in 2014. At HPAO these values are reinforced regularly in our assembly schedule, through display and in the following ways.

Democracy

Democracy is embedded at the school.  Pupils are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard.  Pupils also have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas through our School Council and questionnaires.  The elections of the school council  members are based solely on pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action.

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced.  Our school has ‘Golden Rules’, which are deeply embedded in our work every day.  Each class also discusses and sets its own rules that are clearly understood by all and seen to be necessary to ensure that every class member is able to learn in a safe and ordered environment.  Our pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.

Individual Liberty

Within school, 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 our pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and an empowering education.  Our pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely; examples of this can be clearly seen in our e-safety and SMSC lessons.  Whether it is through choice of challenge; of how they record; of participation in our numerous extra- curricular activities, our pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual Respect:

The pupils know and understand that it is expected and imperative that respect is shown to everyone, whatever differences we may have, and to everything, however big or small. Children at HPAO regularly raise money for charities; so far we have supported:

Macmillan Cancer Research

Jeans for Genes Day

Children in Need

British Legion

Battersea Dogs and Cats home

Red Nose Day

Tolerance of Those With Different Faiths And Beliefs

Harris Primary Academy Orpington enhances pupils' understanding of different faiths and beliefs through religious education studies. Beliefs, traditions and customs will be studied in depth, with visitors being invited in to our school to enrich and extend understanding.  Through this, our pupils gain an enhanced understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society.  

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