“Our aims are to provide a safe learning environment for both pupils and staff; to ensure that every child reaches their true potential by being inspired and motivated to learn; to ensure that Christian values are followed and to foster the fact that every child matters within the learning community and the wider community”.
PROMOTING BRITISH VALUES AT
Norbury CofE Primary School
At Norbury School we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world:
- Pupils participate in remembrance Sunday
- At appropriate time Diwali is linked with Bonfire Night and the Festival of Lights
- Pupils design and create a well dressing in tradition with the local area, celebrating water and its importance at home and abroad
- As a whole school we celebrate the “Royal Shrovetide” Game keeping the historical value of the game alive. Holidays are respected so that children may participate and experience the local tradition. This is linked with Bible stories and Lent.
- EYS and KS1 children begin to gain an insight into Parliament when learning about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot as well as the Monarchy- through King James.
- A school council and Eco Committee encourage the children to work as a team appreciating other people’s ideas and opinions.
- The school has daily collective worship and weekly celebration of success ‘Gold Book’
- Tolerance, empathy and respect are taught in RE lessons [weekly or blocked] and PSHE session [weekly]
These are the 8 values which we wish to live by;
- We treat everybody equally
- We understand right from wrong
- We understand the consequences of our actions
- We listen to an d respect other people’s opinions and values
- We try to help other people
- We know that we are all special
- We understand and respect the roles of people who my help us.
- We respect the culture and beliefs of others