At Newport Primary School we promote an ethos of achievement and celebrate our children’s success. We have high expectations and these are shared and revised regularly with all of our children. Together children, staff, parents and partner agencies all work extremely hard to make sure that the needs of each individual are supported and met. We believe that the starting point for effective learning is a positive ethos and climate of respect and trust based upon our shared values across our school community. Our school ethos is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and our children have written a Class Charter which forms the backbone of our vision, values and aims.
Work together, learn together and be the best we can be.
Play together, learn together and be the best we can be.
Provide each child with a wide range of suitably challenging opportunities. Work in close partnership with parents, carers, outside agencies and the local community. Provide a safe, stimulating, welcoming & well resourced environment. Ensure all staff are given opportunities to develop professionally.
Respect and listen to the voices of all.
In our school we have 4 Houses. They are: Inverdovat, Forgan, Tayfield & Waterstone. Every child in our school (N-P7) belongs to a House and any siblings belong to the same House. House points can be awarded by all members of staff and there are numerous ways in which House points can be earned for example: effort, attitude, manners, behaviour, being helpful, being respectful etc. House Captains plan and organise House Challenges where House points can be earned. All of the House points are recorded and each week at Together Time the points total is announced. Each term the winning house receives a House treat.
At our weekly Assembly Star Achiever certificates are awarded to a child from each class by their class teacher. Our Star Achiever certificates are linked to the four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence: Successful Learner, Confident Individual, Effective Contributor and Responsible Citizen. Each Star Achiever has a special celebration of juice and a biscuit with Miss Donaldson, our Head Teacher.
At our weekly Together Time we have a focus where we celebrate and share our children's out of school achievements: sports, clubs and personal. Our children are encouraged to bring their certificates, awards and badges to school on a Monday morning. You can also email your child's achievement to email@example.com We will be delighted to share their achievement, however big or small, with the rest of the school community. All of our children's achievements are tracked.
Our school offers the opportunity for our children to undertake outdoor learning opportunities through Natural Connections and the John Muir Award. These are accredited and progressive learning programmes for children and young people which have been designed to recognise wider achievements. Our children will keep a folder of evidence to demonstrate their learning. Each year or children will move through the differentiated levels.
P1 - P7 Pupil Committees
All of our P1 - P7 children are a member of a pupil committee.
One way in which our children share their opinions and learning is through our Newport Natter sessions. Throughout the session, the Head Teacher and Principal Teacher meet with our
children in small groups to discuss their learning experiences, our School Improvement Priorities and next steps.
Sharing Our Learning
Throughout the session we have planned for opportunities for parents/carers to join us in school to be part of their child’s learning.
Throughout the session our school takes part in many learning experiences within our local community. We also work in partnership with Active Schools.