• To nurture and develop well rounded, caring, confident and capable individuals.
• To provide children with the opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them to lead rich and fulfilling lives.
UNICEF Rights Respecting School
At Newtown, we are beginning a journey to become a UNICEF Rights Respecting School. As a staff we are fully committed to this journey and creating the conditions for a rights respecting culture of mutual respect and cooperation. Children will learn about their rights as identified in the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child. They will also learn that they have to respect the rights of all others within their school, local community and the global community.
In order to achieve the above we need to ensure children:
• Are happy, secure and confident in their own abilities.
• Have firm foundations of basic skills, which they can use and apply across all their learning.
• Have a broad range of exciting and creative opportunities to discover and nurture their individual talents.
• Develop a set of core values which underpin their development, their sense of uniqueness and self-worth as an individual.
The Newtown Curriculum consists of:
• The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and National Curriculum.
• Religious Education following the Buckinghamshire Sacre guidelines.
• Creative learning projects through our International Primary Curriculum (IPC).
• Developing thinking skills through our Philosophy 4 Children (P4C) work.
• Developing learning skills through our Building Learning Power work.
• Nurturing and supporting all children using Webster Stratton techniques.
• A global dimension to learning through our IPC work and UNICEF Rights Respecting School work.
• Enriching children’s experiences through trips, visitors and hands on learning opportunities.
• A rich programme of extracurricular activities including technical, creative and physical opportunities.