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.
Red Nose Day - 24th March 2017
This year Gordonbrock Primary School is raising money for Red Nose Day 2017.
We are going to:
- Donate a £1
- Wear as much red as we can on Friday 24th March. Anything that is not red must be school uniform.
- Have a whole school assembly to learn about who we might be helping byraising money.
- Take part in a whole school ‘Wake and Shake’
- There will also be a Bake Sale after school on Friday the 24th March.
The money we raise will help people living really tough lives in the UK and across Africa. For example, £2.50 could buy a mosquito net to protect a family in Africa. In the UK, £5 could pay for an isolated elderly person with dementia to have dinner at their local support group. On their behalf, thank you.
We will also be using Red Nose Day as a learning opportunity to help our pupils explore the issues facing young children across the world, and how the money we raise can help.
We really appreciate your support and hope that you’ll have fun helping our school raise lots of money for Red Nose Day.
For more information about Red Nose Day and the work of Comic Relief please visit the official Comic Relief Website here.
Dads Breakfast - 10th March 2017
On Friday 10th March 2017 we held a Dads Breakfast for our Reception classes. As usual the event was very popular and we were pleased to see so many of our male parents / carers having breakfast with the children.
Whilst everyone was enjoying their toast and cereal the Reception team gave a short presentation on Characteristics of Effective Learning: Supporting your child to be the best learner they can be.
A copy of the presentation and hand out can be accessed below using the links below:
School Direct - Teacher Training
The School Direct (tuition fee) Programme is a school led training route to becoming a qualified teacher and achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
If you are a graduate (2:2 or higher) and have a grade A* - C in GCSE English, Maths and Science (or equivalent) this could be your route to becoming a teacher.
To find out more please click here.