Age Range: 1-11
Number of Pupils: 240
Head of School: Dr Mrs Tikolo
WHAT HAVE BEEN OUR SUCCESSES?
Our pupils continue to perform well in all academic areas especially in Numeracy, Literacy, Information Technology and Science. There have been noticeable improvements in the school in these subjects. We continuously review the subjects, the idea being to gain a better understanding of how we deliver and how the pupils cope with these subjects, across all year groups and classes in the school.
These reviews have allowed us to make minor but important adjustments to all aspects of the subjects and our teaching.
We have also gained further insights into our school from feedback from our regular parent questions and surveys during Parent Conference Days and Communication Meetings.
WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO IMPROVE?
As well as consolidating improvements and standards made in specific areas we hope to increase both the ‘hardware’ provision by further developing and expanding our ICT suite / lab and also the use of projectors. We are also making plans to accommodate changes to the way we will teach Numeracy and Literacy as a result of the improved curriculum plans and materials.
Our pupils continue to make good progress, from entry into our school. Our performance confirms and places us in the top schools in Lagos, Nigeria. This is a position that pupils, teachers and the Board of Directors at Newland School can justifiably be proud.
Winning the National Total Quality School of the year 2009 is a testament to this.
As we continue to review our curriculum in order to sustain the improvements, the trend in our performance has been a most positive one and one that we hope to sustain.
HOW ARE WE MAKING SURE THAT EVERY CHILD GETS TEACHING TO MEET THEIR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS?
At Newland School, we always try to treat children as individuals. All pupils in Foundation and Elementary classes have progress targets set and reviewed individually.
Parents are invited into school for parents – teacher conference, during such conferences, parents and teachers discuss pupil’s individual needs.
Parents are also encouraged to initiate meetings with class teachers on any matters relating to their children, that they consider important or appropriate but with the consent of the Head of School. This allows the parents to understand what their children are learning and how they can help them.
All children are encouraged to contribute ideas and thoughts about the school. These ideas for improving things at school are channeled to the Head of School for consideration and immediate action.
HOW DO WE MAKE SURE OUR PUPILS ARE HEALTHY, SAFE AND WELL-SUPPORTED?
We continue to promote healthy living and healthy eating, and these form an important part of our life at school. We encourage all our pupils to continue this by bringing in fruit for snack time. Pupils are also encouraged to drink a lot of water during the day.
We also provide healthy mid-day meals at lunch time which parents subscribe to on a weekly, monthly or termly basis. These are geared towards achieving “Healthy School” Status.
For our older pupils, we provide information on how their bodies are maturing and we also are continuing to develop a range of physical activities to promote healthy lifestyles.
ATTENDANCE / PUNCTUALITY
It is, after all, very difficult to improve attainment and exam results if the pupils are not in school! Therefore, we positively promote good attendance and punctuality in a variety of ways in Newland School in order to maintain attendance and punctuality amongst our staff and pupils.
WHAT ACTIVITIES AND OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO PUPILS?
We provide a developing range of both in and out of class activities for the mind, body and spirit. These include sporting activities such as foot ball, net ball, athletics, swimming. We also have Elective clubs such as Ballet, Knitting and Sewing Club, Art and Craft Club, Photography Club and Movement for Early Years club, Uniformed Voluntarily Clubs such as Red Cross and Boys Scout. We also provide Taekwando lessons
WHAT DO OUR PUPILS DO AFTER LEAVING THIS SCHOOL?
Our pupils move onto a range of secondary schools, within and outside the state and country. Some of our pupils attend the Loyola Jessuit School, Abuja, Green Springs School Lagos, Queens College and other notable schools within and outside the country.
WHAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO
We have raised achievements in core-subjects like Numeracy, Literacy and Science at key stage 1 and 2. Planning, Monitoring and marking continues to improve to add consistency to our provision for pupils here.
We continue to improve the provision for French and Yoruba as additional language for the Elementary pupils.
We are developing ways of getting feedback from parents and children.