As a school we achieved our Accreditation and Certified Online Safety School Certificate for 2019 and onwards by completing staff CPD and online courses in online safety and awareness to help us as a school community to implement an effective approach to online safety. Designed by education professionals, the course was designed to meet the statutory online safety safeguarding duties outlined in the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) September 2019 guidance. Our staff use the NOS resources in online safety lessons to teach our children about - self image and identity, online relationships, online reputation, online bullying, managing online information, health, well-being and lifestyle, privacy and security and copyright & ownership.
At Newlands we aim to help our children and young people to grow healthily, safely and responsibly. Through the healthy schools tool kit we have built upon the underlying principles of the English National Healthy School Programme.
We demonstrate that the health and wellbeing of the children and young people in our care are well catered for by focusing on the following four areas:
Our successes at Newlands that support our Healthy Schools status include;
In 2018-2019, we achieved the Silver School Games Award. In order to achieve this we had to prioritise PE throughout the school in a variety of ways.
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In 2019 -2020, we continued to do all the above but we were going for GOLD so we had to develop ourselves even further.
We were on track with all of these but due to School Closure, the award has been paused for this year. This means that we will retain our Silver Status for 2019-2020 and hopefully strive for GOLD in 2020-2021.
We achieved the international school award by embedding international work into our school's curriculum, making it a part of our schools culture.
The programme supported us to foster an international ethos throughout the school and embed it within our curriculum.
When planning our new topic curriculum, we considered famous people and influences that cover many different backgrounds and cultures for our children to study and learn from.
We participated in a Diversity week, whereby all year groups looked at a different area of diversity - disabilities, LGBT, cultures and gender.
Across the year groups, we had a send my child to school week whereby we each looked at a different country and culture. The children enjoyed learning about different school days and comparing their school day to ours.
Bags of Help is Tesco's exciting local community grant scheme where the money raised from plastic carrier bag sales is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.
Our school was lucky enough to be chosen for Tesco's support. The money raised will help us to develop our garden area further by buying new equipment and planters so that we can grow our own produce.
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