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.
- Open Mornings
- Secondary Transfer
- Term Dates
- Key Stages
- The School Day
- Wrap Around Care
- School Clubs
- School Uniform
- School Dinners
- School Policies
- Pupil Premium
- PE Grant
- SEN (School Local Offer)
- SEN Report
- Rights Respecting School
- Pupil Voice
- Ofsted Report
- What People Say About Us
- Parent Feedback
- Curriculum Statement
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- Standards & Expecations
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.
Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day - 15th December 2017
We will be taking part in the Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day and are asking the children and staff to wear their festive jumper and pay a £1.
Every £1 donated will help make a world of difference to children in desperate need and give them the chance to be children again.
To find out more about Save the Children and their work visit www.savethechildren.org.uk
Your child will have brought home forms for the clubs running next term.
Please return the forms as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Christmas Lunch - Friday 15th December
Farm Assured Roast Turkey with Chicken Sausage, Herb Stuffing & Gravy
Quorn Roast with Veggie Sausage, Herb Stuffing & Gravy
on the side...
Roast Potatoes, Garden Peas & Carrots
Festive Cookie with
Fresh Fruit Slices, Ice Cream or Yoghurt & Satsumas
Have a go at solving one of our Maths Problems from the Maths 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.
- December 12, 2017 9:00 amYear 1 Carols (AM)
- December 13, 2017Year 6 visit Eliot Bank School for a Quiz
- December 14, 2017Reception Nativity (PM)
- December 15, 2017Christmas Lunch & Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day
For a more detailed overview of upcoming events and to look at further ahead please visit our School Diary page