About the school

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 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.

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The History of Kings Norton Primary

In 1876 there was a Boys School with a headmaster, one teacher and 44 boys.  Also there was a Girls and Infant School with a head-mistress and three teachers.

In 1878 The Village Board School was opened, it had been built by William Hale, and the children from the Old Grammar School moved here.

In 1882 the school changed into a Boys and Girls Mixed School with a separate Infants school.

In 1901 the architect Edward Holmes added the terracotta details to the outside of the school building.

In 1995 a new part was built to join the two old buildings together.

The outside of the school still looks like it did many years ago but the inside is modern as it has been changed to keep up to date.


School Ethos

Every individual is valued and respected by our school community.  Our ‘Diamond Rules‘ are consistently reinforced so that learning takes place in a secure and happy environment.  We expect high strandards of politeness and good manners.

Good, responsible behaviour is consistently rewarded.  Inappropriate behaviour leads to consequences, related to the seriousness and frequency.

The whole school team works together to achieve good standards of behaviour.  We listen to each other’s concerns in a ‘no blame’ atmosphere.


Values and Ethos

Restorative Approaches.  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 happened?
  • 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.