Welcome

A word from Ms Brooks

At Newtown Linford we pride ourselves on offering a knowledge rich and engaging curriculum that is tailored to suit our pupils and the community they live within. Our curriculum is balanced, relevant, inspiring and has been designed by our staff to broaden experiences, develop creativity and capture the imagination of our pupils. Our thematic based units open children’s minds and prepare them for life in modern Britain as well as maintaining strong community links and supporting the village ethos.

Situated within the majestic surroundings of Bradgate Park, our pupils and community take full advantage of this place of beauty. Regular visits by each year group ensure that our curriculum is enriched by the wonder of the outdoors. Whether it is studying the River Lin and its meanders for Geography or muddy cross country running through the park grounds as part of physical education, at Newtown Linford we recognise the undeniable benefits of outdoor learning.

Newtown Linford very much has a family feel and becomes a home from home for our pupils. We even have my dog, Ralph, come to visit on Tuesdays. He hears readers, joins me at the gate and we often have time to visit playtimes too.

A word from Mrs Kennedy

“Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

Positive relationships are essential for any school to thrive. Being a village school we are distinctive in that as a staff, we know each and every child, what makes them tick, what they may need support with and what their strengths are. Small year groups mean that our children become more like family. Each year I watch the children leave our school having built outstanding relationships with one another. They will have developed tolerance, empathy, and a sense of humour along the way; skills which will be essential in all their future experiences.

“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” —Peter Drucker

It is a privilege to be the Co – Headteacher of such a vibrant, successful, and friendly school. We recognise that we will be judged by how happy and successful your child is and rightly so. We will strive each day to ensure your child has an excellent experience here.

“Unity is strength, when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” Mattie Stepanek

We both feel very lucky to not only be the Headteachers of Newtown Linford but to have found one another as Co-Headteachers. We share the same vision for children and are both extremely passionate about education. We recognise that two heads are better than one and believe we offer you a wealth of shared expertise and experience in each decision we make as leaders.