About Us

Last modified 24/05/2011 13:40

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A Message from our Headteacher

On behalf of the staff, Governors, Parents and Pupils, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to our school, to you and your child!

I have been Headteacher at Newton Primary School since July 2007.  I was delighted to be appointed Headteacher, as I was struck as soon as I came to the school by the warmth and the friendly atmosphere throughout the school. In fact, the positive atmosphere here is something which is frequemntly commented upon by our visitors.Our talented staff are all 100% committed to the welfare of the children and the pupils here are delightful

Our aim is to create a happy, vibrant and stimulating place for children to learn and enjoy learning, so that their potential is fully developed.

I expect a lot of the pupils in this school. I expect correct attitude, correct behaviour, and for all children to be proud to be here, and ready to learn. The children have clear and simple boundaries. They are taught to make choices in their attitude and behaviour and recognise the consequences of those choices. However, I also give a lot in return. I believe that frequent (appropriate) praise and encouragement is vital for all of us, especially children.

Close communication with parents is also necessary to ensure that everyone feels informed and their opinions valued, because I do value your contributions. In order for your child to get the best from their education, we need to work together (our school motto is (Let's Work Together!'), and positive partnerships with parents are high on my list of priorities. We hold regular 'Parents' Teas',  and you will always be welcome in school. As far as my diary permits, I aim to operate an ‘open door’ policy.

The purpose of this Website is to provide you with outline information which will answer some of your questions about the school, as well as to show you some of the things we do.

It is important that wherever you decide to send your child, the school ‘feels’ right to you both. So I would urge you to take the opportunity to come and visit the school; I am always very happy to show you around, and talk with you about our plans. Simply make an appointment at the school office.

We look forward to meeting you in the near future.

Helena Rees

Headteacher