Why Hague Bar?
A small school with a big heart that both recognises, and encourages, the achievement of the whole school community.
- At Hague Bar School we believe in:
- Respecting others
- Individual responsibility
- Working together
- Recognising everyone’s achievements through inclusion for all.
A personal message from Sue Kennedy (Headteacher) to our Hague Bar school community…
Hague Bar – A school of good character(s)?
‘Character is not best taught through adversity - its study belongs in the supportive, dedicated and aspirational communities that the best schools provide.’ Tristram Hunt, Shadow Secretary of State for Education)
‘The other element I count as essential in a rounded education – is the development of character. I don’t believe any person is truly educated unless they have learnt self-discipline, self-control, self-reliance, respect for others, how to work in a team, how to defer gratification, how to cope with reverses and the importance of service to others.’ Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education
Character education is central to my vision and aims for Hague Bar Primary School.
The following steps are our blue print to achieve those aims.
- Character education as a visible part of the day to day practice of our school
- Character is seen as a pre-requisite to better attainment and behaviour
- Ensuring that core values drive every part of the school
- Understanding that character is largely ‘caught’, but that it can also be ‘taught’
- Ensuring that the culture and ethos of the school is derived from the virtues of good character education
- Ensuring that all students have a right to character development and that it is at the heart of what constitutes good education
- Knowing that character education is not only the responsibility of our schools but also working in partnership with parents, employers and other local organisations.
- Character is both caught and taught, as an organic process, from the moment we enter this world. It carries on being formed by the environment we find ourselves in, the people who surround us and the experiences of life.
At Hague Bar the virtues we encourage and nurture, include: courage, self-control, honesty, kindness, creativity, gratitude, service, humility, resilience and fairness. Note – this is not an exhaustive, or exclusive, list.
How would you prioritise them?
There is no right or wrong answer….but try the exercise for yourself and you will learn much about yourself and those around you who have helped shape your own character.. The important question is …do you agree with promoting such virtues and is being of good character something you want for your children?
If you answered ‘yes’ then Hague Bar is the school where you can help me develop the ethos and character development that we all want for our children