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.



Calling All Dads and Male Carers of Children in Year 1 and 2

You are invited to come and join us for breakfast with your child in school on Friday 2nd February 8.00am – 8.50am in the main hall. This breakfast is free of charge.

There will be a short presentation on how to support your child with fine motor skills and handwriting.

We will offer you a choice of tea, coffee, fruit juice, 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!


Last week, 8th - 12th January 2018, we all celebrated Buddy Week.

We visited our buddy classes and engaged in a range of activities and lessons. We chatted, practised dance, played music, read to each other, played board games, wrote stories, created solar system models and more.

It’s always great fun to see our buddy classes and we look forward to visiting them again next time!

Miss Evans

 


Important Dates 

This half term is particularly busy, please find below a list of important dates:

Friday 2nd February 2018 - Year 1 & 2 Dads’ Breakfast

Monday 5th - Friday 9th February 2018 - Children’s Mental Health Week

Tuesday 6th February 2018 - Safer Internet Day

Wednesday 7th February 2018 - Open Morning

Thursday 8th February 2018 - Parents’ Evening

Friday 9th February 2018 - Cake & Fruit Day

Friday 9th February 2018 - Last day of Half Term

For a more detailed overview of upcoming events and to look at further ahead please visit our School Diary page



 

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

  • January 25, 2018Year 1 Assembly
  • January 25, 2018Year 1 & 2 Multi-Skills Tournament
  • February 2, 2018Year 1 & 2 Dads Breakfast
  • February 5, 2018Children's Mental Health Week
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For a more detailed overview of upcoming events and to look at further ahead please visit our School Diary page