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Galley Hill Primary School, Hemel Hempstead. Galley Hill rated GOOD by Ofsted. Value of the Month - COURAGE

School Values

Our vision and mission statement are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

 

Vision Statement

Our vision is to develop resilient learners who:

  • Are curious about the world around them
  • Have high aspirations for themselves and the wider world
  • And persevere to achieve their goals.

 

Mission Statement

At Galley Hill Primary School and Nursery…

  • We are a learning community that respects and celebrates each other’s differences and individuality.
  • We create a safe environment that is welcoming, collaborative and sets high expectations.
  • We provide opportunities to develop independent, enthusiastic and reflective learners.
  • We ensure teaching challenges, inspires and engages all.
  • We work together to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that is thought-provoking, encourages questioning and nurtures the imagination.

 

Galley Hill Expectations

To ensure that expectations of behaviour are clear, Galley Hill Expectations are displayed, shared and adhered to throughout the school.

  • Be respectful.
  • Be safe.
  • Be your best.

Galley Hill Values

We are a values-led school. Each month, we focus together on a different value, agreeing what it means in class, identifying its significance both for our school and the wider community, and highlighting when it is demonstrated. We started the year with 'courage' - an essential quality in these uncertain times and as we returned to lessons.

Fundamental British Values

At Galley Hill Primary School and Nursery, we take every opportunity to teach and reinforce the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Please click on the link below to read more about our approach to promoting British Values.

Assemblies and Acts of Collective Worship

Assemblies are held daily and, in line with the law, a majority of assemblies are broadly Christian in nature. The festivals of other religions and cultures are also acknowledged. Each week we celebrate the children’s achievements in their school work and in their behaviour. Awards that the children have gained in out-of-school activities are shared and applauded.

 

The Right of Withdrawal

Parents/carers do have the right to withdraw their child from Religious Education lessons and from Acts of Worship. Parents/carers should first discuss the matter carefully with the Headteacher before giving the school written notification of their wishes. The Headteacher will be responsible for ensuring that any child withdrawn will be supervised. Suitable work will be provided by the class teacher.

 

School Houses

The children in Foundation, Key Stages 1 and 2 are divided into Houses. The School Council decided to name them after famous children’s authors and so they are:

 

Dahl   Horowitz   Rowling   Wilson

 

The children earn House Points for good work, and these are applied towards an Inter-House competition. Sports Day points are tallied by House and a Sports trophy is awarded to the winning team.

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