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At Harlington Lower School we believe the ethos of the school should be built on a foundation of core values such as honesty, respect, happiness, responsibility and peace.

These values, and several others, will be addressed directly through lessons and assemblies and will permeate the whole curriculum. They are the basis for the social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and moral development of the child. We are here to support and nurture our children so that they develop into young, well motivated and caring adults and this is reflected in our Values Education Programme. Our values are woven into the curriculum in order to give a variety of opportunities for them to be thought about and used in the life of the school, the community and the wider community.

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Promoting British Values at Harlington Lower School

The DfE have recently reinforced the 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 have been reiterated in 2014.  Please see document below for more information.

Values Based Education Accreditation Mark

At Harlington and Sundon Lower schools we have been ‘Values’ schools for many years, although we have never sought the official accreditation.  Mrs Horobin and Mrs Puntrello as the ‘Values’ leads in each school took on the task of collecting the evidence needed by involving children, parents and staff in this whole school project to gain the ‘Values Based Education Accreditation Mark’.

In February and March 2016 both SLS and HLS were audited by two assessors.  The assessors were Cori Bateman, a Values Based Education assessor who is the Head-teacher of an outstanding ‘Values’ school in Luton and Sue Webb who is a ‘Values’ leader in High Wycombe. They were delighted to experience the positive ethos, behaviours, systems, rewards, links to home and the wider community which were consistently displayed throughout both schools. We were successful and incredibly proud to gain this award for both schools which will last for three years.