My name is Mandy McDowall and I have been working in Surrey schools for the past 24 years. I am a mother of two boys who are aged 16 and 19 and I am passionate about ensuring that all children are given the very best education so that they have the tools to achieve greatness.
The staff, governors and I would like to welcome you to New Monument Primary School. We work collaboratively with Broadmere Primary and Nursery School and I have the privilege to lead both of the schools. We are proud to belong to the Bourne Education Trust which echoes our ethos and aims - to deliver the very best educational experience for all of its pupils.
Our children learn in a caring, safe, nurturing environment that reflects the multicultural society in which our school is set. We value all children as individuals and we encourage them to develop into independent, resourceful and caring citizens. We value and encourage parental involvement as we consider that a close partnership between home and school is essential for children to gain maximum benefit from their time with us. For this reason, the Broadmere and New Monument schools employ a Home School Link worker to ensure our families are supported and we operate an ‘open door’ policy.
My vision and aims for both schools are for all children to Thrive, Aspire and Achieve. I have high expectations for all members of staff, where they provide a caring and calm environment.
Our curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of every child in our school. It is creative, investigative and relevant as it is our mission to inspire our learners to achieve their potential. Our teachers love teaching and strive to provide real-life experiences to enhance their pupils' learning. During the year classes go on several educational visits with workshops and visitors to the school are invited to support the engagement of our children with the topics they are exploring. The children’s learning environments are vibrant and encompass indoor and outdoor learning experiences. We have a large school field used for PE lessons as well as lunchtime and after school clubs. Indoor lunchtime clubs are available for children preferring organised activities and we provide a range of activities during lunchtimes to keep the children engaged.
ICT is used to enhance our children's learning and a significant investment in equipment has ensured that children have daily access to the learn pads in each classroom. The school also has an ICT suite for whole-class teaching.
As a learning community, we are committed to ensuring all staff are included in a cycle of appropriate, continuous training, relevant to the needs of our school.
I hope you enjoy reading about our school – it will give you a flavour of the opportunities we provide for our children, however, if you require a paper copy of any of our forms or need further information please call or email the office.