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School Information

The School is concerned, first and foremost, with children as individuals where every individual is seen as special and important.

Ofsted in March 2017 found that we are a caring and successful school, providing a friendly and secure environment which, as parents know, is so important for the development and growth of their child. They also found that teaching and learning is outstanding and that the behaviour of the children is excellent. However, don't just take their word for it, come and have a look for yourself!

My staff and I are commited to providing a secure place in which your children can grow and develop and I hope that the website gives you an insight into what lies ahead at Newington, should you decide to entrust your child into our care.

Feel free to look at our Prospectus here.

All school Policies are available here.

Aims and values

Our aims and values would be exemplified by the following:

Together we care and achieve.
At Newington Community Primary School, where every child matters, we will inspire, respect and celebrate everyone’s achievement and diversity.  We will have high expectations whilst still having fun!

 

To read our full statement of aims and values click here.

 

Pupil Attainment 2015-16

Early Years data:

 School Year

Reading

Writing

(Teacher

Assessed)

Maths

Combined

R/W/M

2015-16

(working at or above

expected level)

 

92.2% 

 

 92.2%

 

94.4%

 

 

Phonics Screening:

 School Year

Year 1

Year 2

2015-16

(working at or above

expected level)

 

91% 

 

 100%

Key Stage 1 SATs:

 School Year

Reading

Writing

(Teacher

Assessed)

Maths

Science

Combined

R/W/M

2015-16

(working at or above

expected level)

 

84% 

 

 72%

 

 73%

 

77% 

 

 

Key Stage 2 SATs: Number of children in Yr 6 cohort:   51,47, 50, 59, 63

 School Year

Reading

Writing

(Teacher

Assessed)

Maths

GPS

Combined

R/W/M

2015-16

(working at or above

expected level)

 

66% 

 

 76%

 

 52%

 

55% 

 

 37%

 Pupils achieving a higher

level of attainment

 9%

 8%

2% 

14% 

 

 Progress Score

+2.5 

+1.9 

-0.3 

 

 

 Average scaled score

103 

 

101 

102 

 

Interpreting progress scores

Progress scores will be centred around 0, with most schools within the range of -5 to +5.

- A score of 0 means pupils in this school on average do about as well at KS2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally.

- A positive score means pupils in this school on average do better at KS2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally.

- A negative score means pupils in this school on average do worse at KS2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally.

A negative score does not mean that pupils did not make any progress, rather it means they made less progress than other pupils nationally with similar starting points. For example, if a school has a maths score of -4 this would mean that on average pupils in this school achieved 4 scaled scores less than other pupils nationally with similar starting points.

  • School Performance tables can be found by clicking here:
  • Details of the school curriculum followed by each year group can be obtained from the school office or by contacting the Headteacher at headteacher@newington-ramsgate.kent.sch.uk
  • The children in Reception, Years 1, 2 and 3 follow the Read, Write Inc phonics scheme.
  • To obtain a copy of the School’s Behaviour Policy click here.
  • To obtain a copy of the School’s SEN Policy and Accessibility arrangements click here.
  • To obtain a copy of the School’s Charging and Remissions Policy click here.

Pupil Premium

Please read our full Pupil Premium report here.

Sports Premium

The Government in April 2013 announced the new funding for Physical Education and Sport in schools.  The funding provided to each school is to help improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.  Once the funding was allocated it was down to the school to decide how they would us it appropriately to get the best out of this opportunity. 

The annual funding for Newington Community Primary School is £9250 within the academic years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.  We would like to share with you how this funding is currently being used to increase participation in PE and Sport and giving pupils the opportunity to achieve personal excellence.

 Please read our full Sports Premium report here.

Public Sector Equality Duty

 "According to research commissioned by the Equality and Human Right Commission, schools are working hard at equality. The research however, also found that' schools need more tailored guidance to help them use the equality duty to bring about more improvements for pupils". Here at Newington we embrace this guidance and make it readily available here.

Ofsted Parent view

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about our school.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects including the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. For full details visit the Ofsted Parent View website. For our School Timetable click here.

Admissions

The determined admission arrangements for Newington Community Primary school can be found by clicking here. To view our School Admissions Policy and PAN number please click here.

 Governors

Our school governors are Lesley Gallagher (Chair), Natalie Hammond (Vice), Ian Arundel, Kwabena Asiedu, Maria Bishop, Adam Kirby-Brown, Barry Cooper, Hayley Goode, Natalie Luddington and Cliff Stokes.

The Governing Body meets every term at a formal minuted meeting. Their key role is threefold:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governor pairs visit the school regularly to monitor school progress against planned actions on the School Development Plan, as well as to check safeguarding and the budget.

No Governor has declared they are a member of another governing body, are part of conflicting business interests or has a relative who is part of the NCPS staff. Please find a link below to our full Governing Body:

PDF icon NCPS Governing Body

Assessing Without Levels

Following the introduction of the New National Curriculum in September 2014, the Government decided to remove National Curriculum levels in favour of schools being free to adopt their own assessment system designed to: ‘Give reliable information to parents about how their child, and their child’s school, is performing.’ Department for Education, April 2014

At Newington, we have chosen a step system. Pupils work within bands related to the National Curriculum expectations for their age group. Therefore Year 1 work within band 1, Year 2 within band 2 and so on. Within each band there are six steps to show how securely a child is meeting the requirements of that programme of study. These are:

b and b+ (beginning within the band)

w and w+ (working within),

s and s+ (secure)

Your child’s assessment will be called a step and will contain a number followed by a letter. The number relates to the year group, and the letter relates to how secure a child is within that year group’s programme of study. Therefore a child in Year 1 who is working securely within the Year 1 programme of study, would be assessed as 1s (1 secure)

Pupils working significantly above the expectation for their year group can be assessed in the next year group’s band. If a child is not yet able to work within the band for their year group, they will continue to be assessed in a lower band.

 We are confident that this system will be far easier for parents to understand as you will now be more aware of where your child’s achievement is in terms of national expectations.

In spite of these changes, our priority remains the same – and that is to ensure we provide an outstanding educational experience for every child.

We will continue to demonstrate this by:

  • Sharing with you how well your child has learned
  • Sharing the progress your child is making year-on-year
  • Explaining whether your child is on track to meet age related targets
  • Explaining how tailored support programmes are being used to provide any additional support required.

Refer to relevant guide below:

PDF icon Guide for Parents

PDF icon  Year 1 Guide

PDF icon Year 2 Guide

PDF icon Year 3 Guide

PDF icon Year 4 Guide

PDF icon Year 5 Guide

PDF icon Year 6 Guide

 

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