Newtown is a vibrant, innovative school set in the heart of the community it serves. The ethos of this two form entry school is welcoming, nurturing and enthusiastic. Our children are confident in their ability to learn, resilient and considerate of others.
At Newtown we constantly strive to provide the best learning opportunities for all the children in our care. We set high expectations and encourage the children to set themselves challenging goals. As well as covering the National Curriculum, we also link to the International Primary Curriculum which offers a wider, global perspective and a range of exciting learning opportunities. We aim for children to become enthusiastic lifelong learners with a real thirst to acquire new skills.
Newtown is a forward thinking and constantly evolving school where the staff are also learners. As a staff we study and share the latest educational research and discuss what could improve learning for the children before looking at ways to implement it. For example over the last few years we have introduced our own bespoke phonics system and P4C a system of teaching philosophy for children. Currently, we are introducing the children to the importance and power of growth mindsets and employing a behaviour for learning approach which will support them in developing their learning skills in a positive working environment.
At Newtown we are proud of our holistic approach to learning and are keen for our pupils to reach their full potential academically, socially and. We are proud of the wide range of support for children in our care. We run Nurture Groups every afternoon, supporting children with emotional or behavioural needs. We also run a wide variety of highly successful curriculum related interventions and recently trained a member of staff to deliver Lego therapy.
I have been a member of the teaching staff here at Newtown since September 2003 and the Headteacher here since April 2010. I not only work but also live in the school catchment area and both of my children attended Newtown. I am proud to be Headteacher and love showing the school off, we welcome all visitors and would be happy to show you around.