About HJPS

British Values/In The News

bvalues2At HJPS we provide opportunities for pupils to explore their own culture and have a clear understanding and appreciation of a wide range of the cultural influences that have shaped modern Britain.

We encourage all children to be tolerant and respectful to those of different faiths and beliefs.  This is done by providing the children with an understanding of the main festivals and key dates of significance to the British culture e.g. St. Georges Day and Diwali. We are forming strong links in our local community with other local schools and are participating in a range of out of school activities e.g. multi-skills, choir.


To download a PDF of the HJPS British Values Statement, please click here.


British Values/School Events/In The News



Visit from local MP Oliver Dowden

Oliver Dowden CBE MP for Hertsmere, visited HJPS on Friday 9 December 2016 to open the HJPS library and to talk to our pupils in assembly about his work for the local community and his role in Parliament.  He explained in detail about the voting system in this country and how he regularly meets members of the community at his weekly surgery.  Please click here to see Oliver Dowden launching our library.

Christmas Assembly – December 2016

On Monday 20 December the RE Leader from St John’s School in Radlett visited HJPS to talk to pupils about how Christmas is celebrated in their school.  She spoke about the importance of Christmas to Christian people, how it is celebrated, Advent and the significance of the Christingle that is carried by their pupils on the way to Church.  She concluded by giving a short overview of the Christmas story.

Farewell Barack Obama – January 2017

Please click here to see the BBC News’ highlights of Barack Obama’s farewell speech, which was shared with pupils in the KS1/KS2 assembly.  We spoke about the contribution he had made in America and about his successor, Donald Trump.

e-Safety Week – February 2017

To launch e-Safety week, the pupils were shown a short cartoon in assembly highlighting tips for safe internet use.  Please click here for further information.

Pancake Week – February 2017

Please click here for the presentation we shared with the children to launch Pancake Week (February 2017).  We also explained the significance of Shrove Tuesday to Christian people around the world.  We spent the week developing our historical and geographical skills.  We brought the week to a close with a pancake tossing competition.

General Election – May 2017

Please click here for the presentation and click here for the video shown to pupils during an assembly on the General Election.

Remembrance Sunday Assembly – November 2017

On Thursday 9 November, pupils were shown a presentation to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.

St Andrew’s Day on Thursday 30 November

St Andrew’s Day is the feast day of St Andrew and is Scotland’s official national day.  Please click here to view the presentation shown to our pupils during the assembly.

Christmas Assembly on Thursday 14 December

In assembly yesterday we welcomed the Reverend Javaid Iqbal from Christ Church and St John’s, Radlett to talk to pupils about the significance of Christmas for Christian people all over the world. It was a very informative assembly, which was suitably enriched by our visitor. The school also sent staff to St John’s Infant School in Radlett to talk to their pupils about Chanukah. All of this work reflects our mission at HJPS of promoting British Values and preparing children for life in modern Britain.

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