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Our Values Based Learning underpins the lives and curriculum learning of our pupils as individuals. Our positive ethos impacts on the whole school family and community. This has a direct influence on the entire curriculum, and most specifically on our Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development. This is alongside the exploration of our Christian and British Values.


Schools are required to teach pupils about the British Values of:
Individual Liberty
The Rule of Law and

Children are taught how our values underpin everything that we do and gives us a meaningful context for British Values to support our understanding of how they underpin our society.


All curriculum areas provide our pupils to further their  understanding of concepts so that pupils can embrace new opportunities with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of the application to their own lives.


Overall the skills and attributes developed through the teaching of values is to enhance the curriculum and improve pupils’ learning behaviours to raise attainment, attendance and pupil wellbeing.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) & British Values 

Parliament Week with our Local MP and Pupil Parliament

The Art of Wellbeing

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Dr Neil & Jane Hawkes - Inspiring our Journey!

Children's Mental Health Week 2020!

We've been looking at how we can overcome some of our worries and fears by 'Finding Your Brave!' Classes linked it with our Christian Value this half term 'Courage'. It's important the children are aware of what mental health is and how part of being brave is asking for help! 

Values-based Education : Why engage with Values?

A 30 second introduction to why schools should engage with values and the VbE approach



At Hoddlesden St Paul's we are proud to be part of the growing network of MindUP schools who promote the mental health and emotional wellbeing of our whole school community.


The unique evidence-based framework provides knowledge and understanding of neuroscience, mindful awareness, positive psychology and mindful practices to affect positive change within the classroom and beyond. The curriculum includes practices developed to help children improve their focus, manage their emotions and face challenges with resilience, kindness and compassion.

The MindUP lessons are complemented by the ‘Brain Break’. This core mindful breathing exercise which takes place three times a day, enables pupils and staff to calm their minds, focus and get ready to learn.

The interactive teaching and learning approaches, complemented by whole-school mindful practices, help create an exciting learning environment within which children can thrive academically, socially and emotionally.


MindUP is central to our strategic vision, it supports us to create a whole-school culture of gratitude, optimism, happiness and respect within which we can all grow and flourish.


For further details about the MindUP programme, including research findings, the curriculum overview and case studies, visit

Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
- Proverbs 22:6