Welcome to Gordonbrock School

Gordonbrock School is part of the Eliot Bank & Gordonbrock Schools Federation


A Message from the Head of School, Maria Gilmore

At Gordonbrock, we focus on providing a safe and nourishing environment where children feel accepted, included and able to take on new challenges. With this in place, we know that we can instill a love of learning in our children. Our policy and practice is based on what we know about how our brains learn most effectively. Our teaching strategies are ‘brain-friendly’ and provide children with what they need to learn best. We are committed to developing lifelong learners who value and exhibit qualities such as: resilience; aspiration; imagination; confidence and collaboration. We believe in the creation of a culture in which difficulty is seen, not just as normal, but as beneficial - where mistakes are seen as valuable. A mistake is another learning opportunity and children know that their classrooms are safe places to try new things.

We are committed to fair and equal access to the curriculum for all children, regardless of their starting points and taking into account any additional needs they may have. We are highly aspirational for all of our children and we do whatever it takes to enable them to overcome barriers to their learning. In many cases we have to think ‘outside the box’ if we are to ensure that a child maximises his/her potential. We work together to do what it takes, and we do not give up.

All of this is underpinned by our unwavering commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We will act quickly and follow our procedures to ensure children receive early help, effective support, protection and justice in a culture of transparency, openness and, if needed, challenge with regards to maintaining high standards in safeguarding.


Ofsted Inspection

Please see the letters below regarding an Ofsted Inspection tomorrow, 16th January 2018

 

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Your Views About The School Are Important To Us

If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell us your views about the school by completing Ofsted's online survey, Parent View, at: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child's school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of teaching, how the school deals with bullying and poor behaviour. It also provides a free-text box for you to make additional comments, if you wish. The inspectors will use the online survey responses when inspecting your child's school. Written comments can also be sent to the school in a sealed envelope, marked confidential and addressed to the inspection team.

To register your views, you will need to provide your email address, which will be held securely. It will not be used for any purpose other than providing access to the online survey. Neither schools nor Ofsted will have access to any email addresses.

Please complete the online survey by noon on 16 January 2018 as this will give the inspection team more time to consider your views. However, we will consider all online responses that are completed during the inspection, although the free-text box facility will not be available after noon on 16 January 2018.


If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 you must apply for a school place by 15th January 2018.

You may apply for up to six schools on your application. Due to the high demand for places, it is recommended that you use all your preferences and list your most local school as one of your preferences.

You can apply online at www.eadmissions.org.uk. For more information about applying to Start Primary School please visit the Lewisham Counil Website.

We hope that as many of you as possible choose Gordonbrock as your number one choice.

Please note that unfortunately, our current Nursery children do not automatically get a Reception place. A separate application must still be made.


Important Dates 

This half term is particularly busy, please find below a list of important dates:

Friday 2nd February 2018 - Year 1 & 2 Dads’ Breakfast

Monday 5th - Friday 9th February 2018 - Children’s Mental Health Week

Tuesday 6th February 2018 - Safer Internet Day

Wednesday 7th February 2018 - Open Morning

Thursday 8th February 2018 - Parents’ Evening

Friday 9th February 2018 - Cake & Fruit Day

Friday 9th February 2018 - Last day of Half Term

For a more detailed overview of upcoming events and to look at further ahead please visit our School Diary page


Clubs starting week commencing 8th January 2018: Knit & Stitch, Samba, Design, Guitar, Chess, Taekwondo, Art, Brass, Cross Stitch, Guitar and Violin & Harp, Football, Multiskills and Basketball.

Clubs starting week commencing 15th January 2018 are: Choir and Brass.



 

Maths Problem

Have a go at solving one of our Maths Problems from the Maths Corner.

Book Corner

Not sure which book to read next?  Have a look at a selection of Miss Gilmore’s Reads of the Week to help you decide.



 

Upcoming Events

  • January 25, 2018Year 1 Assembly
  • January 25, 2018Year 1 & 2 Multi-Skills Tournament
  • February 2, 2018Year 1 & 2 Dads Breakfast
  • February 5, 2018Children's Mental Health Week
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For a more detailed overview of upcoming events and to look at further ahead please visit our School Diary page