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School dinners are free to all full time pupils in nursery, Year 1 and Year 2; they are also free to all older pupils entitled to free school meals.

Paid for dinners cost £2.29 per day.

All dinners must be ordered and paid for weekly on Mondays.

Our menu will be available online in September 2017.

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If your child is poorly enough to warrant time off school, it is essential that you notify us by 9:15 each day your child is away from school.

Our attendance policy can be found in our policies section.

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British Values Statement

How Haggonfields Promotes British Values

 

The Department for Education has introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British Values more actively from September 2014, and to ensure they are taught in schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. The five key British Values are: Democracy; The rule of law; Individual liberty; Mutual respect; Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

The school uses strategies within the national curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for students. The examples that follow show some of the many ways Haggonfields Primary School seeks to instil British Values.

 

Democracy

Democracy underpins a lot of the work we undertake with our children. Pupils throughout the school are given opportunities to voice their opinions in a safe environment. In the Early Years pupils often do this during carpet and circle times. As pupils progress through the school this remains, but is extended to include the shared creating of a class charter in KS1, and take part in class debates where they are encouraged to voices and express their opinions and views. Pupils contribute to making decisions about school improvement and are provided with opportunities to vote on some of the changes that directly affect them. Our video project, HTV, is used as a tool for gathering the opinions of pupils and visitors through polls and interviews. Pupils make contributions to interviewing new staff, complete pupil questionnaires and take opportunities to apply for positions of responsibility in school. The concept of democracy and elections is promoted through voting on class and school decisions.

 

The Rule of Law

Our school actively and positively promotes a respect for and belief in the rule of law as part of the curriculum as well as when managing behaviour, mentoring our pupils and through assemblies. Our school vision of growing the confidence, achievement and sense of pride in every child is used to hold each person in school to account. Our SEAL curriculum promotes positive choices, using moral stories and conflict resolution as a means to teach children to understand right from wrong. Pupils throughout the school are provided opportunities to learn about the rule of law and why laws are in place. From the Early Years – through our ‘People who help us’ topic – through to DARE and the GREAT project where older pupils learn about drugs, alcohol, domestic violence and right relationships, pupils learn to become responsible law abiding citizens.

A robust behaviour system in place in the Early Years develops our youngest children’s innate understanding of right and wrong, helping them become responsible pupils with a growing awareness that their choices have consequences. As pupils progress up the school, our School Rules are promoted to pupils and parents and form part of our home school agreement. Additional Codes of Conduct support pupils in doing the right thing. Pupils in KS1 and KS2 participate in half-termly Assertive Mentoring meetings with their class teacher. This is an opportunity to regularly recognise the positive contribution each pupil makes, as well as to hold pupils to account for wrong choices and set targets for improvement. Visits from authorities, such as the Police, Fire Service etc. are regular events on our calendar and serve to reinforce this message.

 

Individual Liberty

From the Early Years through to Year 6, pupils are actively encouraged to think for themselves and make choices knowing they are in a safe and supportive environment. These may be choices of level of challenge regarding learning, how to record their work, participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs, or participation in positions of responsibility. eSafety is writ large in school, forming part of our home school agreement. Parents receive weekly information about eSafety through our newsletters and are invited to eSafety training. Pupils regularly discuss appropriate and safe responses to eSafety scenarios. Bullying is addressed through the application of our anti-bullying policy, which includes learning about the impact of bullying through the PSHE curriculum and school assemblies. Self-esteem, self-confidence and self-knowledge are developed through circle times and PSHE. Pupils’ achievements are recognised in a number of ways, including assemblies and through Assertive Mentoring. As part of the current improvement plan, pupils will be participating in the Diana Award Anti Bullying Ambassador training this spring.

 

Mutual Respect

Respect runs through the heart of our school vision. Respect for each other is discussed frequently as part of our PSHE curriculum and is modelled by all adults in school. Our PSHE curriculum, assemblies, and circle times promote mutual respect. Our RE curriculum is designed to engender respect toward people from other faith backgrounds. Pupils are encouraged to take pride in how they look after each other, the school and themselves. Pupils in KS1 and KS2 reflect on their attitudes toward others in half-termly assertive mentoring meetings. Our rules and codes of conduct promote mutual respect.

 

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Haggonfields currently provides places for pupils from five countries with a range of religious backgrounds. Pupils have natural opportunities on a daily basis to mix with peers whose beliefs differ from their own. We enhance pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society through our curriculum and through the opportunities provided in wider school life. Pupils visit different places of worship and benefit from visiting speakers from different cultural backgrounds. Our programme of assemblies includes stories from different cultures and religions. We provide pupils with opportunities to discuss differences between people e.g. faith, ethnicity, disability, gender and different family situations.

 

March 2015