We are ambitious for all our children and for our Academy
E-ACT and Mansfield Green have three core shared values:
Believe, Achieve, Succeed.
Our Aims are:
Democracy is embedded at Mansfield Green. Pupils are always actively listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard. Pupils also have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas through our School Council and regular questionnaires where the children can put forward their views of the school. Our school council is elected by members of each class and this process reflects our British electoral system and demonstrates democracy in action.
The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced at Mansfield Green. At the start of each year each class discusses and sets its own rules that are clearly understood by all and seen to be necessary to ensure that every class member is able to learn in a safe and ordered environment. Our children are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.
To encourage and promote good behaviour, attitude and work, we have devised a reward system which is consistently followed throughout the school. We are committed to praising children’s efforts. We endeavour to praise the children informally, individually, during group work, in front of the whole class and the whole school. Children are rewarded not only for achievement in curriculum areas, but for sports, effort and behaviour and are recognised during Celebration Assemblies.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged, and given the freedom to: make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. For instance, signing up for extra-curricular clubs. Pupils at Mansfield Green are supported to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their behaviour and our pastoral support reinforces the importance of making the right choices. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our e-safety teaching and PSHE lessons. Vulnerable pupils are protected and stereotypes challenged.
A strong anti-bullying culture is embedded in the school and any form of bullying is challenged and addressed. The school also operates a robust system of logging incidents. Pupils have key roles and responsibilities in school e.g. School Council, Year 6 prefects, Playground pals, etc.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our school ethos. They determine the way in which we support and care for each other, for the community and for the environment. Through our deeds and actions we promote and model ‘respect for others’.
At Mansfield Green, children learn respect through;
· The promotion of positive relationships
· The modelling of positive relationships by all adults working in school
· A detailed and extensive PSHE curriculum (Dot Com)
· The agreed RE curriculum from Birmingham SACRE
· All other aspects of the curriculum (as successfully working in groups requires respect for each other)
· The work of the school council
· The positive reward system developed to promote respect
· Our celebration assemblies when all pupils show respect for the efforts of others
· Giving responsibility to pupils (house captains, playground pals, peer mentors, etc.)
· Participation in events organised to raise money for various charities
· Learning to live with their peers on educational residential visits
Our core value of Respect ensures tolerance of those who have different faiths and beliefs. We enhance pupils understanding of different faiths and beliefs through religious education studies; P.S.H.E. work; participation in celebrations such as Diwalii, Chinese New Year and Eid.
We actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures. Religious Education lessons and PSHE lessons reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others. Members of different faiths and religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school.
Throughout school life the children are encouraged to discuss differences between people such as their faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality. They also discuss differences in family life such as looked after children or young carers. Our weekly assemblies and class discussions about prejudices and prejudice-based bullying, are followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE, SMSC and our monthly value.
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