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16/06/19

We are wet but rain doesn’t stop play here!! 💦 https://t.co/LF4ZxgGdLg

15/06/19

Shattered is an understatement - and that’s just us teachers!! An afternoon of zip wires, ladders and sensory trails! https://t.co/tx5bjR8YRd

15/06/19

Ahoy there! https://t.co/PG7dnGIoMk

15/06/19

We are up, fed and ready for rafting! https://t.co/skmY5fdGQl

14/06/19

Its been an action packed afternoon, 3G swing, ropes course and now a geography quiz that has Y6 running around the site!! https://t.co/w7D1VLLIBl

14/06/19

Lunch time! Bit of entertainment while we wait!! https://t.co/enfQAU6Kc2

14/06/19

And we have arrived - luggage service! 😀 https://t.co/reqYNxElbh

14/06/19

Good journey so far with Y6 - let’s hope it stays that way https://t.co/qrpVyQVSMC

23/05/19

Great team building games as part of training today! https://t.co/AJjyj7Z40h

29/04/19

Year 2 have been invaded - by pirates! Freshwater Theatre have transported Y2 back in time to meet some pirates - what a great way to start their new topic: "Land Ahoy!" https://t.co/RLfSVfCbqh

25/04/19

Congratulations to the winners of our Easter Bonnet Parade!!! https://t.co/lYGVte4wSV

12/02/19

Parents do not forgot you are all invited to the E-Safety workshop this morning at 9am in the gym hall. Hope to see you there!

12/02/19

A Fantastic Friday Finish was seen last week at HPAO we hope the parents who came enjoyed it! https://t.co/3GcNKJm7WL

06/02/19

Look at this fantastic writing - are these Year 6 pupils? No, they are in YEAR TWO!!! Amazing ⁦⁩! https://t.co/LS6nyLNATa

01/02/19

More live action from at - its tea time! https://t.co/iom61ZaejB

01/02/19

Young Voices at the O2 right now - Mrs Dando reports that it is fab!! Sing your hearts out and have a great time! https://t.co/pAUSbtA51f

31/01/19

Weather Watch: If HPAO needs to close tomorrow we will Parentmail and put a message on the website by 7am.

31/01/19

More Shining Stars at HPAO - Take a bow, Year One!!!! https://t.co/7vOwD5tTv6

23/01/19

Year 5 are on an Egyptian Exploration with and helping to break the curse! https://t.co/s5Ud4C3MW7

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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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