Kings Norton Primary School is a forward thinking, dynamic school where parents, staff, children, teachers and governors all work together to provide a high quality learning environment.
We want every child at the school to learn to love learning and to discover the excitement of becoming a lifelong learner. We use state of the art interactive teaching technology to enhance learning, having interactive whiteboards, interactive voting systems and iPads and laptops equip children for the 21 st century.
Situated in the heart of historic Kings Norton, there are many opportunities for creativity in learning, local history study and involvement in a wide range of community activities. Together with the excellent facilities at the school it means that Kings Norton Primary School really is a truly unique centre for learning.
King's Norton Primary School's Values and Ethos.
Restorative Justice. As a school we are working on developing an approach to dealing with conflict through the use of a process called Restorative Justice.
Restorative approaches are based on four key features:
RESPECT- for everyone by listening to their opinions and learning to value them
RESPONSIBILITY- taking responsibility for your own actions.
REPAIR- developing the skills within the school community so its individual members have the necessary skills to identify solutions that repair harm
RE-INTEGRATION- working through a structured, supportive process that resolves the issue and ensures behaviours are not repeated, allowing pupils to return to the mainstream group whilst also achieving all the above.
This approach provides a positive example to the children of the way in which we listen to each other, treat each other, of the way problems are dealt with and how we take responsibility for all we do. Therefore we try to follow these guidelines and use the 5 key questions below.
The Five Questions.
What were you thinking at the time?
Who has been affected? In what way were they affected?
What needs to be done to make things right?
Having gone through the process in many cases the children identify for themselves the solution to their problem.