Aims and Values

Planning and Teaching

Throughout all year groups we have a wealth of outstanding practice. Our teachers use high quality assessment to inform their planning and set challenging aspirations for the children in their class. They are creative in capturing children interest and use a solid mix of hands on and more formal learning.

For a class specific overview please see the class pages for Weekly updates and longer term planning.

Learning for life

Here at Harewood we believe that every child should love their time at school. Through child centred planning we ensure that individuals needs are met and that lessons are hands on and rich with ‘real learning’ opportunities. We have high expectations and encourage children to develop self motivation and high aspirations.

We not only help children to achieve their academic potential, but help them to develop a sense of self. Through collaboration and teamwork we encourage a respect and an empathy for others.

Children love Harewood because their voice is heard. We believe in the rights of children and feel that through fostering a sense of social responsibility, children are better equipped to be an active and positive member of our ‘School Family’.

Promoting Fundamental British Values

In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.

The Key Values are:

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Church School

As a Church School we celebrate the importance of Faith in children’s lives.

Through Collective worship, RE and PSHE we help Children to look at their own Faith in the context of the wider world.

We promote tolerance and understanding. Children are taught to ask questions and feel confident to discuss issues of individual spirituality.

We have a wide range of Faiths represented in our pupils and children are taught to value and understand each others Faith.

We are a community of many faiths and none, working in harmony.

Our Ethos and Commitment

At Harewood CE Primary School we strive to be the best we can. Key to this is our practice in the following areas;

  • ETHOS – Fostering a loving, caring community, underpinned by our Christian ethos, in which everyone, regardless of our differences, feels valued, nurtured and secure
  • LEARNING – Creating a stimulating, vibrant educational environment, demonstrating the highest quality teaching consistently throughout the school, so that each and every child can make the best possible progress
  • WHOLE CHILD – Developing all aspects – spiritual, moral, mental, physical, social and emotional – of each child through exciting and dynamic opportunities and experiences, so that every child will blossom to their full potential, and so become a positive citizen of our modern, multicultural World.

How do we achieve this?

We have very high standards of behaviour. We promote respect for others and encourage a sense of responsibility for each other. On joining Harewood, every child at Harewood lives by our Behaviour Code which was developed by our School Council.

  • Be kind
  • Be honest
  • Be respectful
  • Be your best self

in these ways we will always try to make the right choices, whatever the situation.

This code promotes a sense of continuity and a shared understanding of our responsibilities to ourselves and others.

We operate a ‘House System’ and on joining the school every child is placed into a house. Every time a child earns a team point their success contributes to the success of their house. Every week the winning house is celebrated in Celebration Assembly and the House cup is allocated for the week.

Weekly certificates are also given for ‘Worker of the Week’, ‘Brilliant behaviour’ and ‘Excellent Early Learners’