Values and Ethos
North Bromsgrove High School is a respectful community, characterised by acts of kindness, ensuring everyone feels safe and secure to fulfil their potential. We strive for resilient, communicative and organised young people, to develop the leaders of the future with drive and initiative. Through this, and examination success, we help young people open doors to their futures.
Our ethos fully embody British Values - Democracy; Rule of Law; Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths - which are central to all that we do. These British Values completely align with our commitment to treating others with honesty, integrity and respect. Above all, we are a highly supportive community.
In assemblies, tutor time and a large number of lessons, students have a range of opportunities to think about the importance of our values system
Our Values - Community Aspiration Respect Endeavour
We aim for excellence in all aspects of school life and a key element of this lies in the way in which we all conduct ourselves: as students and as adults. Clearly, we expect everyone to behave appropriately and well, and to take full responsibility for their behaviour, demonstrating the qualities inherent in people of good character and the values of the school: CARE, ASPIRATION, RESPECT, ENDEAVOUR – as chosen by our school community. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that all we all strive to embody the CARE values in all that we do.
- To create a caring, supportive and purposeful learning environment, following the agreed routines of the school
- To ensure the highest standards of behaviour towards all members of the school community.
- To ensure that all students are active members of the school community, taking responsibility for their own actions.
- To ensure a fair and consistent response to both positive conduct and negative behaviour
- To help develop pro-active young citizens with an understanding and respect for the rules needed to live in a vibrant, successful and well-ordered community by promoting British Values.
How our community embraces our values
There are many ways in which our staff and students reflect the school’s values, whether it be through taught lessons or enrichment opportunities:
• Our CARE values compliment SMSC and British Values, as highlighted through our PSHCE, assembly and Tutor-Time activities, within lessons and within a range of extra-curricular activities
• Our four Houses have allowed students and staff to vote not only for a range of student leaders, but also for House names and identities, creating a real sense of community within our school
• Community and charity activities are a regular feature of our termly calendar. For example, in 2018/19 so far, we have supported the NSPCC, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, local First Schools with PE ambassadors and Christmas Fayres, Sixth- Form Christmas Hamper appeal, and Contact the Elderly charity events
• Aspiration is clearly encouraged both inside and outside of the classroom. University trips, including to Oxford University, Sixth-Form Taster Days and STEM activities are just some of the ways in which we embrace this value
• Our Student Councils are elected by class peers and their contributions inform many whole-school decisions, highlight the respect we all hold for the views of all of our students
• Endeavour is celebrated with awards event throughout the year and with our Superlearners, who are selected each term for their hard work and commitment to school life
• Enrichment activities are also key to our school and embrace the CARE values. Alongside clubs as diverse as STEM and Japanese, recent successes have included the Christmas Carol Concert held at our local church, North’s Got Talent and Sixth-Form Fashion Show, as well as sporting activities including football, basketball, netball and cross country. We are also proud to be supporting the This Girl Can campaign. Furthermore, trips form a vital part of fostering our values. Other activities have included London Musicals Trip, learning about different climates and cultures at Chester Zoo, and a visit to Islamic Exhibition Centre and Ghamkol Sharif Mosque. We also have a bi-annual ski and New York trips, an active Duke of Edinburgh scheme, an award-winning Young Enterprise team, Rotary-winning debaters and award-winning participation in the NCS scheme.