Hemlington Hall Academy



Children will explore their own and others’ beliefs and experiences, learning about respect, faith, feelings and values. An enjoyment of learning is developed through comparing oneself, others and the surrounding world, using imagination and creativity to reflect on what makes us similar and what makes us different. This is achieved through:

  • RE curriculum coverage, PSHCE / JIGSAW Curriculum JIGSAW use of candles.
  • Context Links and assembly themes
  • Visits / excursions / visitors to the school
  • Displays and Learning Journey books
  • Links with local church at Stainton, Vicar Viv conducting assemblies and the annual Reception Nativity with Year 6
  • Regular opportunities for planned Circle Times, class discussions and reflection times
  • Whole School approaches such as Yoga Bugs, Reach for the Stars, Nurture Room and Peer Mentors

Children will learn to recognise right and wrong, developing a respect for the law and an understanding of consequences. They will investigate moral and ethical issues, and offer reasoned views to help prepare them to be good citizens both in and around school and in the wider locality. This is achieved through:

  • Road Safety (Safety Squirrel); Water safety; Kindness Elves
  • Peer Mentors / School Council / Respect Room / Class rules and expectations.
  • Visible reward/motivational displays e.g. Rainbows / House Points – Celebration assemblies 
  • Litter-pickers at play times being a good role model
  • Special Curriculum Weeks e.g. Anti-Bullying Week

Using a range of social aids, children will participate in the local community to instil an appreciation of the diverse viewpoints that exist – both locally and nationally. Children will participate, volunteer and co-operate in a wide range of activities, developing cooperation and teamwork skills whilst learning how to resolve conflict. Importantly, children will fully engage with British Values of democracy, the rule of the law, liberty, respect and tolerance. This will be achieved through:

  • Context work regarding other cultures and opportunities to learn about diversity, e.g. Festivals and Celebrations / Diversity Week / Celebrating difference.
  • Enterprise events e.g. Bake Sales to raise funds.
  • School Council / Sports Council / Playground Pals / Peer Mentors / Playground Leaders / Special Person: taking responsibility by encouraging and supporting friendships and giving students ownership.
  • Good attitudes promoted in and out of school – representing HHA in school events / sports tournaments / excursions
  • Awareness of special local and national events.
  • Class Voting opportunities, including Council members
  • Good News postcards

Children develop an appreciation of various cultural influences in the locality, nationally and internationally, in addition to an appreciation of the role of the British Parliament system. Children participate in a wide range of cultural opportunities, to harness understanding, acceptance, respect and to celebrate diversity. This is achieved through:

  • Year 5 visits to Parliament
  • Curriculum Enrichment opportunities
  • Assemblies to commemorate specific events e.g. Chinese New Year / Diwali / Eid / Christmas
  • Engaging parents with our learning, for example Farm to Fork trail / Samba drumming / Home and Community event
  • Role-play to develop language and empathy
  • Peripatetic music lessons and Tees Valley Music events / Sports Clubs / Big Sing / singing at the Sage, Gateshead 
  • Foreign Language students

Find out more about Fundamental British Values here.

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