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School Information

Follow the links on the side of this page for a wide variety of school information including admissions and policies.

The latest details on the curriculum topics can be found on the class pages.

ETHOS AND VALUES

Our mission statement is ‘Be Outstanding.’ This applies to everything we do, from the classroom to the playground, from academic accomplishments to the peer to peer interaction that build up the children’s social engagement.  Nassington School is dedicated to providing children with the best available education in a safe and fun environment. We also teach the children social and wellbeing skills which set them up for the wider world as they move on from us to higher education. Every child has the potential to be outstanding and we believe it is our job to nurture this potential and watch it grow in every activity that takes place in the school and during extra-curricular opportunities. We encourage imagination, creativity and practical achievements as much as the core assessment criteria. Our aim is  that every child who leaves our school will be more confident, social and ready to take the next step towards the rest of their lives.

Our values are:

  • Nurturing (We care)
  • Commitment (We keep going and are resilient)
  • Politeness (We respect everyone and everything)
  • Self-confidence (We know we can and we do)

 

PHONICS SCHEME

At Nassington School we introduce children to phonics through the Jolly Phonics scheme which complements and runs alongside Letters and Sounds. This allows us to track the children’s progress.

Please watch this youtube video to hear how we pronounce the sounds.

Another useful site to use at home is www.phonicsplay.co.uk.

 

TEACHING BRITISH VALUES

Promoting British Values at Nassington School

The DfE have recently underlined the 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 Government set out its definition of British Values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values have been reiterated this year (2014). At Nassington School these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

Democracy

Democracy is embedded within the school.  Pupils are listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully with concern to each other, respecting the right of every pupil to have their opinions and voice heard.

We have a school council which meets regularly with a member of staff to discuss issues raised in class council meetings. The council has access to a small budget if required and is genuinely able to effect change within the school, for example deciding which charities we will support each year, organising charity days within school and requesting changes to the school environment.   Every pupil on the school council is voted in by their class.

Pupils have an annual questionnaire where they are able to put forward their views about the school.

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced at Nassington.

Pupils are taught the rules of the school from Foundation Stage.  These are the school and class rules. Pupils are taught the value and the reasons behind class, school and national rules and laws:  that they govern and protect us, that they involve responsibilities,  and that there are consequences when laws are broken.

Individual Liberty

At Nassington, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms, and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our e Safety and PSHE lessons.

Mutual Respect

Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Pupils learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.

Tolerance of those with other Faiths and Beliefs

Although Nassington School have mainly white British students we promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures. RE and PSHE lessons reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others. When we have parents of different faiths within our community we encourage them to share their culture with us.