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School Ethos and Values

The beliefs and lifestyle of the Christian faith are the main reason why our school has such a distinctive character. They teach us many things for example, an understanding of right and wrong. Being a Church school, we integrate these same values into the school curriculum at all levels.

The Governors aim to preserve and develop the Christian character of the school in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and at diocesan level.

Our school:

  • delivers a holistic, inclusive education, including skills, knowledge, understanding and values;
  • offers a welcoming atmosphere throughout the school;
  • values children equally, seeking the best for them;
  • instils in children the belief that they should always reach for the best they can.

 

 

Values Linked to the Golden Rules

 Golden Rule

Linked Values

Do be kind and helpful

Co-operation, care, empathy, compassion, courage

Do be gentle

As above and in addition, patience

Do listen

Co-operation, respect

Do work hard

Resilience, perseverance, pride (quality of work), responsibility (self), conscientiousness

Do be honest

Honesty, trust

Do look after property

Co-operation, trust, respect, value

 

 

       Core Values

     Important Values

         Life Skills

Co-operation

Care

Empathy

Compassion

Courage

Patience

Respect

Resilience

Perseverance

Pride (in work, appearance)

Responsibility

Conscientiousness

Honesty

Trust

Forgiveness

Appreciation

Hope

Tenacity

Humility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resourcefulness

Reflection

Creativity

Curiosity

Discernment

Critical analysis

Flexibility

Articulation

Initiative

Self-awareness

 

 

 

 

 

Promoting British Values

 

Staff at Nash Mills have always placed great emphasis on values, as can be seen from the information above. The Department for Education recently announced 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."

 

At Nash Mills, these values are reinforced regularly in the following ways:

 

  • Democracy -older pupils take part in elections for places on the various School Councils. School Councillors report back to their peers and this, coupled with the annual pupil surveys for Y2-Y6, ensure that children's voices are heard. Year 6 children have ambassadorial roles and the class votes for the positions of Head Girl, Head Boy, deputy positions for each and House Captains. In addition, Year 6 pupils visit the Houses of Parliament and consider its traditions. Our local MP, Mike Penning, visits and talks about his role and responsibilities.

 

  • The Rule of Law - rules are reinforced throughout the usual school day and pupils are aware of the consequences of not complying with the expectations as set out in our Behaviour Policy. PSHE lessons and assemblies are used to explore rules and why these are important, with emphasis placed on the need for everyone to show responsibility in order to make sure that all are protected. Visitors, such as our local PCSOs, help to reinforce this message and Year 5 and 6 pupils have an annual visit from a magistrate to explore themes such as legal ages of responsibility and how the magistrate system works. Pupils enact scenarios in which children are involved in criminal activities such as theft and  vandalism.

 

  • Individual Liberty -Pupils are encouraged to make choices within the secure environment of Nash Mills. We educate and provide boundaries for pupils to make choices safely. Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms through PSHE lessons and regular reminders about e-safety; indeed, older pupils often plan and lead assemblies on these themes. Pupils are encouraged to challenge themselves in their learning, select their preferred lunch and are asked for their opinions in class and in assemblies. They are also encouraged to develop resilience and to speak up if they are unhappy about how they are being treated by a peer; adults support as necessary.

 

  • Mutual Respect - Respect is one of two 'buzzwords' at Nash Mills. It is a common value that is explored regularly in assemblies and we expect all members of the school community, staff and pupils alike, to demonstrate this. Pupils know that they should show respect by listening to each other and trying to see things from the viewpoints of others. Adults provide effective role models as do older pupils in their ambassadorial and School Council roles.

 

  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs - this relates to respect and is also reflected in our other 'buzzword' - family. Although Nash Mills is a Church of England School, we aim to provide high quality RE and in these lessons, children are taught about the similarities and differences between those of different faiths and we encourage children to ask questions. Many children have no religious belief, but the sense of 'family' is very important to us and pupils are taught the importance of showing due tolerance and respect towards one another.

 

 

Nash Mills SATs Results
All results are available on the Department for Education website. Please follow the links below
Key Stage 2 Results 2017
Summary

   Subject

 School

 National

 Difference

School        (Average Scaled Score)

National (Average Scaled Score)

Difference

School RWM Combined

National RWM Combined

Difference

Reading

70%

71%

-1%

104.8

104

0.8

 

43.3%

 

60.9%

 

-17.6%

Writing

43%

76%

-33%

Unknown

Unknown

 

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

83%

77%

6%

106

105.9

0.1

Maths

87%

75%

12%

105.5

104.1

1.4

Scaled scores are an interpretation of the children’s results. A score of 100 represents a good level of attainment and/or Age Related Expectations (ARE) for the cohort.

A score of 110 and over represents high level attainment in reading, writing and maths. The table below shows children who achieved this score.

High Achievement

Subject

School

National Average

Difference

Reading

23.3%

24.2%

-0.9%

Writing

10%

17.8%

-7.8%

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

30%

30.6%

-0.6%

Maths

30%

22.3%

7.7%

 

Key Stage 1 Results 2017

 

Subject

% of Pupils achieving
a good level of development or above

% of Pupils working at a greater depth

Reading

73

17

Writing

53

13

Maths

73

17

Science

93

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Pupil Premium Allocation

Quality SEND Offer

SEND Information Report January 2017

Autism Statement

Financial Information