Nonsuch Primary School

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Wood Leasow, Woodgate Valley,
Birmingham B32 3SE

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Please read our recent culture review in the 'About Nonsuch', section of the website.

British Values

 

 

 

 

At Nonsuch Primary School, we take our responsibility very seriously to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts, and, in particular, our RE and PSHE lessons plus Collective Worship provide opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.

 

British Values Statement

At Nonsuch Primary School, we value the diversity of backgrounds of all pupils, families and wider school community. 

 

 The Department for Education states that there is a need:

 “To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”.

 

The Department for Education defines British Values as follows:

  • Respect for democracy and support or participation in the democratic process
  • Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England
  • Support for equality of opportunity for all
  • Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law
  • Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs

 

 

Democracy

At Nonsuch Primary School, we value and encourage pupil's voices.  Pupils learn about democracy through our Eco and School Councils. Each class has a representative who attends regular meetings with a member of staff. They are responsible for passing on information from the meetings to their class and for bringing up any issues on behalf of their class at the meetings. The children have to volunteer for these roles and present why they wish to take on the role. The class then cast their vote and the pupil with the highest number of votes becomes the Class Representative for that year. 

Through our curriculum, children are taught about and encouraged to respect public institutions and services.

Children have regular questionnaires where they are able to put forward their views about the school.

Pupils are selected at random for pupil conferencing meetings with staff members to seek their views and opinions on a range of school and community issues.

All parents, carers and children can make comments on learning at Nonsuch Primary School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individual Liberty

Within school, we encourage children to make choices, knowing that they are safe and supported.  As a school, we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make informed choices through a safe environment and an empowering education

Children are encouraged to have a voice and to express their opinions in a respectful manner.  Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms. They are advised how to exercise these safely, for example, through e-safety, discussions and debates, and RSHE work.

Children are given a wide range of food choices to eat at lunchtimes, including a number of healthy salad options.  They are also encouraged to eat and socialise with peers of all ages.

We offer many after-school sports clubs that children can choose to access, alongside music lessons within school time.

Nonsuch has a robust anti-bullying culture and behaviour and safety policies in place.

 

The Rule of Law

Whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, the importance of laws is consistently reinforced at Nonsuch Primary School. Pupils are taught from an early age the rules of the school. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.

The school has a clear behaviour management policy that all children are aware of. In addition, there are clear behaviour expectations and consequences when these expectations are not met.

Visits from and to authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help positively reinforce this message.

 

 

 

Mutual Respect

As a school, mutual respect is at the heart of our community. Children are taught to respect themselves and others. This begins with wearing our school uniform with pride through to understanding that, as a school community, we must treat each other with the respect that we all deserve.

Our Eco-warrior group is made up of two representatives from each year group. Children are committed to taking care of their environment and that of the wider community. Children are encouraged to respect their environment and to take care of our planet’s limited resources as best they can.

Tolerance

Our school is committed to celebrating different beliefs and faiths.

We are proud to say that we have children from various faiths and backgrounds within our school community, and we encourage them to share and talk about their own beliefs in a culture of mutual understanding and respect.

Celebration of Festivals: Throughout the year, as well as Christian Festivals, we also celebrate a variety of festivals from other religions as part of our collective worship and assemblies.

RE Curriculum: Whilst the majority of our RE curriculum is based on Christianity; we also look at the other world faiths. As we all class-based lessons, we encourage visits from other faiths in the community. We also celebrate different faiths by visiting different places of worship each year.