Growing Together, Learning Forever!

Together we reach for our personal best

Newtons Primary School

01708 558613

Lowen Road, Rainham, Essex, RM13 8QR

Mrs. H McClenaghan

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Our Vision

Our vision is to create a federation of schools where children succeed and are proud of their achievements. We strive to actively promote British values and prepare our children to become role models, thus preparing them for life in modern Britain. To do this, we create a respectful, inclusive atmosphere that is welcoming, fun, friendly and safe. We are a federation that nurtures curiosity and creativity through an inspiring, challenging and engaging curriculum, where learning is at the heart of all that we do. Our children learn to become resilient and self-assured in an environment where success is celebrated. Our ethos is delivered through these aims for our children:

• To teach tolerance and respect to all children. All children are valued individuals and should be respected.

• To encourage everyone to have high expectations of themselves in an environment where they can reach their personal best.

• To promote equality of opportunity and aim to develop the children’s awareness of moral, cultural, social and spiritual issues.

• To have engaging and challenging opportunities through a creative and inclusive curriculum within the school and beyond into the local community.

• To encourage excellence by sharing successes and supporting the children to reach their full potential.

Through the aims of the Federation, we actively promote lifelong learning whilst ensuring the children respect one another, enjoy their school experiences and achieve their personal best.

Crowlands Primary School

01708 743402

London Road, Romford, Essex, RM7 9EJ

Mrs. H McClenaghan

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Newtons Primary School Governing Body

Miss L Merry
Learning & Achievement Committee, Numeracy

I have held the honoured position as Staff Governor at Newtons Primary school since the start of 2017 which is alongside my role as: Upper Key Stage Two Phase Leader, English Lead and most importantly, class teacher.  I am currently in my seventh year of teaching, the last two years of which I have spent at Newtons, and have enjoyed the pleasures and pressures of teaching Year 6 for the last five years.  

In 2009, I graduated from the University of Reading with a degree in English and American Literature.  As I had worked throughout college and university within the hotel industry and had progressed to management level, I was fortunate enough to have been offered a job as a Weddings and Events Coordinator in a private hotel in Thorpe Bay.   

Coming from a family of teachers, a year later I felt the inevitable call to teaching and went back to the University of East London to undertake a PGCE to qualify as a teacher.  I embarked upon my NQT Year in a quiet village school teaching Year 5. After a successful first year in teaching, I felt that I would benefit from the experience of working in a larger school and coincidently, accepted a job in my old school: Thameside Primary School.  Here I remained for the next two years building upon my teaching practice and developing my management skills as I became Science Lead. 

Following this, I moved schools once again to become part of the Extended Leadership at Deneholm Primary where I spent the next two years before joining the fantastic team at Newtons.
I spend each day surrounded by a wealth of experienced, dedicated and supportive people whose main and only focus is to aid the children at Newtons to thrive in each and every way imaginable and I feel privileged to be part of such a special school.