Our Values

Our staff, pupils and parents worked together to agree a set of values that we wish to promote in our learners.

  • We take responsibility for our actions and always make sure we do the right thing.
  • We aim for excellence and always have a positive attitude about what we can all achieve.
  • We show respect and always have a regard for ourselves and other people’s feelings, wishes and rights.
  • We seek new opportunities for learning and take part in enriching activities each day.
  • We demonstrate perseverance and never give up.
  • We celebrate diversity in our own academy as well as in the wider community.
  • We show tolerance of and compassion towards others and always make sure we try to understand and support others.
  • We are enthusiastic about the many opportunities that the school day has to offer.
  • We show honesty and always make sure we are truthful and fair.
  • We work best as a team and know that “Together Everyone Achieves More”.

British Values... at the heart of UPAK

At UPAK we actively promote values which we believe will prepare pupils for life in modern Britain. To achieve this we use our Learning Challenge curriculum as the main vehicle to enable the pupils to develop deeper knowledge, skills and understanding. In particular these values are woven into assemblies, citizenship events and many more aspects of personal, social, moral and cultural development.

The curriculum promotes:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those different faiths and beliefs
  • Social, Moral, Cultural and Spiritual Development

Rights Respecting School Award

Over the course of this year the school is working towards achieving the Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA). This is a National award that has been supported by UNICEF and focuses on developing children’s understanding of their rights and respecting actions both in school and in within the wider community.  

The aim of the award is to raise children’s awareness of how they should expect to be treated and how they should treat others. The School's positive and inclusive atmosphere ensures that pupils experience these values "in action" on a daily basis. We teach these values through our PSHE curriculum, assemblies, school council, debates and discussions. 

There are 42 articles in the convention but they can be summed up as follows:

1. The right to a childhood- every child has the right to a safe childhood and the right to play
2. The right to an education- Every child has the right to an education that develops their talents, personality and abilities so they can achieve their full potential
3. The right to be healthy- Every child has the right to health care, clean water, nutritious food and a safe environment
4. The right to be treated fairly- All children have the same rights whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion or ability

What are we doing in school?

Each class has focused on a specific element and relevant links to how this impacts on their daily lives at school. As a school, we have created a WOW display about British Values underpinning our experiences and learning at UPAK.

The school council are focusing on rights and responsibilities and becoming even more involved in the life of the school and the decisions which need to be made. 

The SOAC have learnt about the award and school councillors are looking forward to inviting some of the SOAC members to their meetings. The school councillors will update the SOAC members on issues within school which are important to them.