At Newton Leys Primary School and Nursery our vision is to create a school that is an integral part of the community, where children are proud of their achievements and excel within a safe, joyful and nurturing environment. We work hard at providing a safe, happy community where everyone is respected and listened to; a community where we take pride in ourselves and our achievements, enabling children to become good choosers, skilful problem solvers and powerful learners. We strive to be the hub of our local community and an integral part of our society, building and joining communities locally and beyond and building partnerships in the education of our children with parents and the wider community.

We provide an individual learning programme that offers a positive, stimulating curriculum through which all our children will achieve success and develop academically, socially, physically and emotionally. Parents can have peace of mind that the first steps their child takes into the wider world, they will experience the warmth, care and safety that the staff provide, together with outstanding teaching which enables all our children to fulfil their potential.

We aim to teach children within a culture of high expectation and challenge, enabling the child to achieve their best. We teach them to be good choosers, skilful problem solvers and powerful learners. We develop their confidence so they question and search for answers and their understanding that without mistakes we do not learn and so encourage them to take risks. We build the skills, knowledge and understanding required for making sense of the world around them, to work collaboratively as well as independently, to be caring and respectful of those around them, to help them to recognise that learning is lifelong but most importantly to enjoy learning.

I very much look forward to welcoming you to our school and community.

Emma Donoghue