Halberton Primary School Ethos & Values

Mission Statement:

"Aiming to be the best we can be"

About our school

Statement of School's Ethos & Values

We are a small, friendly and inclusive village school, at the heart of the picturesque, thriving and vibrant community of Halberton.  We are part of the Halberton and Uplowman Federation.  Uplowman C of E Primary School's website can be found at http://www.uplowman.school/

Halberton Primary School offers opportunities for every child to develop their talents and abilities and to reach their potential, in a nurturing and caring environment. All staff work together to:

  • Inspire, motivate and challenge all children, enabling them to become confident and caring individuals.
  • Create a safe environment where everyone can feel secure, happy, and able to make a positive contribution to the daily life of the school.
  • Provide a balanced, challenging, inclusive and creative curriculum
  • Be committed to working in partnership with parents, governors and the wider community.

We understand that the choice of school for any child is very important. Children have just one childhood; we believe their primary school experience should be magical and wondrous, filled with inspirational and unforgettable learning experiences. At Halberton, we know it is both our duty and privilege to help children delight in their precious childhood years, building a firm foundation for the rest of their lives.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Our vision:
 
Halberton Primary School is a safe, exciting place to learn, where all children can be proud of their achievements.  All members of our staff, parents and governors work together and help each other to make the school a happy and successful place. We help all our children to be the best that they can be and to grow to love learning along their journey through life.  We provide each individual child with a broad, balanced relevant curriculum differentiated to suit their needs. We recognise that each child has its own strengths, needs and hopes for success.  Staff are warm and friendly; lessons are exciting, fun and everyone's ideas are valued. When children leave Halberton Primary school, they will be responsible young people with high aspirations.  

At Halberton Primary School we aspire to equip our children for their future by helping them to become successful, caring citizens who have the confidence to strive for their goals.  To help them achieve this we address the:

Five main religions: Religious Education is part of our rich cultural heritage, both in this country and in the world.  It encourages respect for others and a positive view of difference. We teach RE through our half termly themes, as well as during assembly time. We have a positive link with both churches in the village of Halberton and often have visits from the ministers and youth workers. There are also links between  RE and PSHE.

     Fundamental British Values:

  1. Democracy is embedded at the school by pupil consultations, peer elected school council representatives from each class thereby reflecting the British electoral system; the children are taught  to listen carefully and be interested in each others point of view; all children are given a voice; they are listened to; their contributions are valued, and a parliament club is offered.
  2. The Rule of Law = The importance of rules and boundaries are consistently reinforced; the children contribute to the class code of conduct; marking and feedback; visits from the Police or Fire Service, and accountability is taught.
  3. Individual Liberty = There are many extra-curricular activities offered; children are encouraged to question and give their views during lessons; there are constant elements of choice. Pupils are encouraged to make choices knowing they are in a safe and supportive environment.
  4. Mutual Respect = Classroom code of conduct; promoting positive behaviour; mutual respect is a core value of the school, and children learn that behaviour can have an effect on the rights of others as well as themselves.
  5. Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs = Faith assemblies; PSHE lessons; study during themed weeks; focus is given to stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures.  Governance includes faith representatives from the Church of England.

      The school will actively challenge pupils, governors, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to the fundamental British Values, including extremist views.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

We warmly welcome visits to our school.

Please call us on:

01884 820585
email admin@halberton-primary.devon.sch.uk

Admissions are the responsibility of the Local Authority and places are allocated in line with their Admissions Policy and Procedures. For details of our admissions arrangement for 2016 -2017 please click on the following link.  www.devon.gov.uk/admissions

Mr Steven Badcott
Executive Headteacher

Halberton Primary School is part of the Halberton and Uplowman Federation.  Uplowman C of E Primary School's website can be found at http://www.uplowman.school/

Halberton Primary School is also a member of the Tiverton Cooperative Learning Partnership