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.
Jane Wright, Head of School
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Gordonbrock School is part of the Eliot Bank and Gordonbrock Schools Federation
I wanted to thank the staff and students of Emerald 1, 2, and 3 for their outstanding participation, confidence, teamwork, listening, behaviour and performances during our recent workshops with the children. Some of the children’s five senses poetry about the weather was inspiring, and others showed a wonderful sense of humour. For example, one group’s last line was “Sunny weather smells like I’ve burnt the bacon!”. They used both orchestral and classroom percussion instruments to great effect, some of them incorporating melody, harmony rhythm, and even creating pieces in A-B-A form.
‘Teachers use the characteristics of a growth mindset to support pupils’ personal development as learners. The editing and redrafting of writing in pupils’ books demonstrated resilience and an independent determination to improve.’