Every Child Matters

All students need to be given the opportunity to participate and achieve in a wide range of curriculum areas and other activities.

In February 2013 Newbridge was awarded the gold standard award and Enhanced healthy schools status for our outstanding pupil participation.

The school provides (supported by parents and carers):

Be Healthy Access to the School Nurse.

Access to a Counsellor and/or mentoring from school staff.

Bereavement counselling available within school for anyone who might need it.

Curriculum that delivers advice and guidance on elements of personal care and first aid, friendship and mental health

Curriculum that delivers high quality PSHE education including sexual awareness and drugs education by specialist trained teachers.

Healthy School Award achieved.(Enhanced status)

Stay Safe Class and whole school rules taught to pupils either through tutor time or in assemblies and regularly confirmed and rewarded by the house system (including gifts/awards for house point totals)

Whole school health and safety audit carried out.

Special provision for youngsters needing additional support at break, lunch times and early morning.

Safeguarding procedures in place with any concerns dealt with as a matter of urgency.

Harassment dealt with immediately and at Headteacher level

Strong anti-bullying policy and procedures

Curriculum that delivers high quality PSHE education including e-safety CEOP lessons, anti-bullying, conflict resolution, safety and staying safe taught in spiral way to suit developing and maturing young people.

Enjoy and achieve Lessons taught in a variety of ways recognising that pupils have a variety of learning styles.

High expectations of all pupils.

Variety of extra-curricular activities.

Curriculum Theme Days and Activities Week allowing new skills and ideas to be learnt alongside pupils that they may not normally work with.

A strong Progress file/ROA with skills taught and routine praise and recognition

Homework/computer clubs and the library/study centre available every day with adult support

Pupil support with the tutor and a mentor for some.

Regular sporting/Art and music/performing arts opportunities

Make a positive contribution Opportunities to become involved in sports and art activities. Pupils also able to help with Parents Evenings. Class assemblies allowing pupil input and charity fundraising events.

Close links to the local community and volunteering through the PSHE and careers curriculum and special events.

And achieve economic well being High academic expectations of all pupils so that they are aware of their attainment levels and next steps required to improve still further.

Regular reports and parent’s evenings so that parents can support their young people in achieving these aspirational targets.

Real time tracking and regular monitoring and evaluation of attainment and progress (by teachers, leaders and governors) to know about and tackle underachievement quickly

World of Work day run as an annual event for all year groups, incorporating visits to University and local businesses, work shadowing and listening to a variety of outside speakers.