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.


You are invited to come and join us for breakfast with your child in school on Friday 24th November 2017 from 8am to 8:50am in the main hall.

 

There will be a short presentation and we will be sharing ideas and activities around how to support your child in developing a growth mindset.

We will offer you a choice to tea, coffee and fruit juice with cereal and toast.

We invite you to take this opportunity to meet other dads and male carers and your children's friends.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Julius Caesar Performance - Shakespeare Schools Festival

Last Thursday, Aquamarine Three performed their abbreviated version of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar at the Broadway Theatre in Catford, as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival. They had worked hard on their production all term, and were delighted to see their hard work so well received by parents and staff!

They visited the theatre early to do a technical rehearsal, using lighting and sound effects to highlight key scenes and moods in the play, and then did a final Dress Rehearsal, before the curtain went up! They were first on, and at the end, the SSF manager praised their understanding of the plot and language, strong stage pictures, and the way in which they had supported each other throughout the day. Aquamarine Three are deservedly proud of themselves, and would like to thank all of the school adults that helped with the production.

Here are a few comments from some of the children who took part:

"My favourite part was doing the actual play - it was scary but really fun!"

"I loved performing in front of a large audience!"

"We loved finding out how actors work, and now really want to do more!"

"Doing the play was amazing! At first it was scary, and I was very nervous, but I kept trying and I think it went really well."


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.


Open Morning - 1st December 2017

We are holding an open morning on 1st December 2017.

Tours of the school will take place from 9:15 am and a talk from the Head of School will begin at 9:45 am.

Please note this open morning is for prospective parents only with children starting in September 2018.



 

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

  • November 20, 2017Road Safety Week
  • November 23, 2017Flu Vaccinations for Reception to Year 4
  • November 24, 201712pm - Year 5 School Journey Deposit Deadline
  • November 24, 2017Year 4/6 Dads Breakfast
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For a more detailed overview of upcoming events and to look at further ahead please visit our School Diary page