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.

Lewisham League Shield final at Blackheath

Gordonbrock girl’s football team did an incredible job on Saturday 9th June at the Blackheath Lewisham football league against Horiman girls.

Despite losing to a strong team, Gordonbrock girls played their best, never giving up and always in high spirits.

The final score: Horniman 4 – 1 Gordonbrock

The girls were disappointed but let’s not forget the victory at Macaroni Woods, and the fact that as our first girls team they have achieved a second place in a championship.

We are all very proud of them.

Gill Norris (PE Coordinator)

Our River, Our Docklands

On Friday 16th March, Key Stage 2 were lucky to have a visit from the Museum of London to talk to us about the River Thames and the history of the Docklands.

We became curators and thought about what the different objects found in the Thames could tell us about the history of London and the Docklands area.

We also learned about the importance of the docks in Roman, Victorian and modern day times and how the area has changed.

Afterwards, Year 5 had workshops and studied lots of different primary sources and investigated different objects to help them start thinking about rivers for their Summer Term Geography unit.

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.

For more information click here

Upcoming Events

  • June 25, 2018Parent Evening - Booking Text (click for more info)
  • June 25, 2018Year 5 Bikeability Training
  • June 25, 2018Year 4 - Caribbean Themed Day
  • June 26, 2018Parent Evening - Booking Text (click for more info)
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For a more detailed overview of upcoming events and to look at further ahead please visit our School Diary page