New Generation Schools Trust is the sponsor of Hope Community School, Northfleet. It already sponsors Hope Community School, Sidcup a Free School that opened successfully in September 2013 and recently successfully opened Hope Community School, Southampton in September 2017. 

As part of its formal responsibilities, the New Generation Schools Trust is required to consult with parents and carers, as well as the local community and other key stakeholders. This consultation process is being undertaken from Thursday 19th October and will end on Thursday 30th November.

New Generation Schools Trust schools put children first, developing well-rounded, confident and thoughtful young people who care about their community and are well prepared for a life of learning. Recognising the important role that parents and carers play in their child’s learning, we aim to involve families at every step along the way, in order to accelerate the child’s development and enrich their family life.

We also recognise that it takes a whole community to raise a child. To this end, we look forward to engaging with and equipping local residents, leaders and groups to invest in the lives of children and families, and by doing so ensure that Hope Community School remains at the heart of the community.

The proposed Hope Community School will open in September 2018, welcoming our first group of 60 children into our two Reception classes. The school will serve families in DA11 - Northfleet.

Some of the key features that will characterise this new school will include:

- All learning will reflect the importance of developing the whole child.
- Teaching and Learning will be driven by high expectation. 
- High academic achievement for our pupils to raise aspirations and realise their potential.
- Excellent academic outcomes by the end of key stages in English and Mathematics.
- Building on the EYFS Framework and the National Curriculum, the curriculum will be further enhanced by Project Based Learning that maximises cross-curricular links.
- The development of an active partnership with parents and carers, working together in their child’s education.
- A focus on community and business engagement, entrepreneurship and learning outside of the classroom to further enhance the curriculum, as well as the maintaining of a strong focus on English, Maths and Science.
- The teaching of Mandarin as a Modern Foreign Language.
- A longer school day in addition to optional enrichment activities such as  co-curricular clubs, such as reading club, and sport and music clubs and breakfast club.
- Strategic support and resources provided by Hope Community School, Sidcup to enrich the whole educational experience of our children.
- The ethos of our school is based around developing adventure, openness, creativity, excellence and values in our children. 
A school of Christian designation, outworked by a Christian ethos, welcoming families of all faiths and none.

In our bid to develop a child-centred, family focused and community-minded school, we are pleased to have this opportunity to consult widely with local residents and groups and, in so doing, begin the work of engaging the wider community in exciting conversations about the future of Hope Community School.

The following questionnaire aims to gather views on plans for Hope Community School. Your view is important to us and we welcome your response. Please help us by answering the following questions as appropriate and do feel free to add additional comments in the space provided. Alternatively, you can email your comments to northfleet@hopecommunityschool.org

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