Courageous Advocacy At Newbold Church School
The distinct aims and Christian values of Newbold Church School underpin every aspect of school life.
Encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Jesus said "Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you should also love one another."
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up
We embrace the Church of England’s vision for education, one that is, ‘deeply Christian, serving the common good’, encompasses the whole of humanity and its context advocating for the widening of horizons and the promotion of human wellbeing for all.
‘We are only persons with each other: our humanity is “co-humanity”, inextricably involved with others, utterly relational, both in our humanity and our shared life on a finite planet. If those others are of ultimate worth, then we are each called to responsibility towards them and to contribute responsibly to our communities.’ Church of England Vision for Education, 2016
Newbold Church School is dedicated to fostering a love of learning and an enthusiasm for joining in with all aspects of school and community life. We are committed to giving all pupils equal opportunities and discrimination is not tolerated. Our aims, values, vison and curriculum encourages greater involvement in environmental issues and an understanding of complex interdependencies in the global community.
We are courageous advocates; all year groups have a global goal focus. We are committed to developing citizenship in preparation for life within the local, national and global communities The British Values and our Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development form an integral part of our vision, values and curriculum.
To have a secure understanding of what courageous advocacy is, our Collective Worship takes time to focus on a courageous advocate from across the globe, both past and present, that have faced injustice and have had to overcome barriers in order to help others for the greater good.
During Collective worship we aim to inspire our pupils to engage in social action and to be courageous advocates for change in the local, national and global community.
We develop understanding of what courageous advocacy is by introducing courageous advocates across the globe, both past and present, that have faced injustice and overcome barriers in order to help others for the greater good.
We link these courageous advocates to our School Values and we celebrate pupils from across our school who have displayed associated behaviours and attitudes. The nominated pupils are added to our Courageous Advocate display.
Click here to find out more about how we introduced our pupils to the following Courageous Advocates. (2020 - 2021)
Click here to find out how we continued our theme on Courageous Advocates, alongside considering elements of RSHE (2021 - 2022)
We are courageous advocates; all year groups have a global focus studying conflict and peace, fair trade, migration and refugees, sustainability, rights and responsibilities and identity. We are committed to developing citizenship in preparation for life within the local, national and global communities and engage in social action for change and our pupils embrace it. The British Values and our Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development form an integral part of our vision, values and curriculum.
Pupils, staff, governors, parents and carers actively support a range of charities locally, nationally and globally; we work tirelessly to make a difference to other peoples’ lives.
‘The world is my parish.’ John Wesley. 1739
‘Love Your Neighbour As Yourself’ Mark 12: 29-31
‘I came to give life, Life in its fullness.’ John 10.10
Some of the charities we have supported are:
Wear a Hat day – we all donned hats of all shapes and sizes to raise thousands of pounds to help fund vital work to find a cure for brain tumours.
Chesterfield Food Bank led by Year 4 - a culmination of learning about healthy diets let to a charity event. We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we helped to provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who in crisis. Chesterfield Foodbank is part of a network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Children's heart surgery Fund - wear it red day – 1 in 100 babies are born with a heart defect and our money will make a huge difference to the 17,000+ babies, children and adults living with CHD in our.
Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child – Whole school – providing decorated shoes boxes packed with gifts for children around the world.
Baby Basics - whole school harvest appeal – this year we collected basic baby care items as part of our harvest appeal. These items will be given to parents in need across our regional area.
The Children’s Society – Whole school Christingle Celebration at St John's Church raising money to support children and young people who are facing one, or many disadvantages such as mental health issues, child poverty, exploitation and refugees.
The school encourages the pupils have a global understanding and embrace the opportunity to inform and educate the school and wider community in taking positive actions for social injustice, human rights, diversity and the sustainability of our world.
We believe we should we should do all the good we can to make a difference to others.
Do all the good you can.
By all the means you can.
In all the places you can.
At all the times you can.
To all the people you can.
As long as ever you can.