Quality of Education
Our values reflect our commitment to high expectations of everyone where our curriculum is designed to allow all our children to develop important human qualities and dispositions. We work relentlessly to ensure there are no ‘invisible’ children here, recognising and celebrating everyone’s uniqueness and success. Everyone in our school is important and included. We promote an ethos of care and trust where every member of our school community feels that they truly belong and are valued working in partnership with parents and carers.We are proud of our humanity-rich curriculum (which is strong, ambitious and research based) cultivating a love of knowledge ensur ing our children are equipped to be the best version of themselves and become responsible citizens who play a positive role in modern day society.
Behaviour and Attitudes
Pupils demonstrate impressive attitudes to learning in lessons and this makes a significant contribution to the exceptional progress they make. Pupils wholeheartedly embrace and are proud of the school’s mission statement of Believe Achieve Succeed. This is a direct result of our whole school relentlessly consistent approach and genuine home-school partnership. Pupils show a high level of respect and tolerance for others both in school and in the wider community. Pupils live out the British Values in their daily interactions and a respectful culture is clear in the positive relationships around school. Pupils’ behaviour is impeccable and they are recognised for their actions linked to the important values such as empathy, kindness and tolerance. Staff encourage pupils to stand tall and celebrate their uniqueness. Pupils throughout school feel safe.Due to the excellent support we provide for our families in times of difficulty, attendance has remained consistently above the national figure.
Leaders’ commitment to the wider development of pupils is exceptional. Personal development is at the heart of our school as it promotes and embeds a range of skills that allow children to be life-long learners. This is all a part of our children’s personal development, which permeates through everything we teach, explore and value. We strongly believe in helping our children to build their personal identities, confidence and self-esteem and understand what influences their decision developing self-understanding, empathy and the ability to work with others. This helps our pupils to enjoy healthy and productive relationships in all aspects of their daily lives. Pupils are confident that they are valued, appreciated and loved. We have an exceptionally strong Pupil Voice and School Council meets weekly with the Head Teacher and Governor Mrs Hobday to make decisions to benefit the school. We actively teach topical issues and are committed to a strict zero tolerance policy on any discrimination, harassment or bullying regarding all protected characteristics. We are extremely proud to have achieved School of Sanctuary Status and are committed to supporting young people seeking sanctuary with our culture of welcome and inclusion.
Leadership and Management
At Newcomen Primary School, we believe in collective ownership, shared accountability and continued school improvement. Our team approach, including effective governance, an exceptional management and leadership team and well-trained and committed staff, demonstrate a high degree of ambition and a relentless approach with effective systems, which ensures all groups of children achieve extremely well. All members of staff are driven with an inner desire to secure the best outcomes for our children and their families. All leaders are aspirational for pupils and committed to providing them with the best possible life chances. Leaders ensure that moral values and integrity underpin all aspects of school life. Staff say that they feel valued and heard. They recognise the efforts that leaders make to consider their workload and well-being. Staff describe leaders as inspirational. Staff remain working here as no one wants to leave.
Newcomen Primary School is improving the life chances of its pupils.
Ofsted May 2022