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
- Art at Gordonbrock
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- Music at Gordonbrock
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- British Values at Gordonbrock
Year 6 parents, please note that the deadline for secondary school applications is nearly upon us. You have until Tuesday 31 October 2017 to submit your application on the www.eadmissions.org.uk.
It is recommended that you apply by Friday 20 October, so that you can seek help from school before the half-term break.
If you need help with any part of the process, please come to one of our drop in sessions which are being held on Monday 16th October 2017 from 2.00pm to 3.00pm and Tuesday 17th October 2017 9.30am to 10.30am.
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.
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.
Year 4 Parents Event
Last Thursday, Year 4 held their Basic Skills Parent event. Each class came up with a list of skills that they would like to teach their parents. After that, the children designed activities and teaching strategies that would enable their parents to practise their Basic skills. Their teachers were extremely proud of them as they demonstrated resilience, creativity and excellent subject knowledge.
Miss Barritt, Emerald Phase Leader
Book Fair - 16th to 18th October 2017
ATTENTION READERS: The book fair is coming back to Gordonbrock!
Children and parents will be able to browse and buy books from a selection that will be set up in the main school hall. The book fair will be open from Monday 16th until Wednesday 18th October, from 3 – 3:30pm. The Travelling Book Company offers a wide selection of books at fantastic prices...
You can see the full range on their website - travellingbooks.co.uk - or come and have a look!
Last year through you participation, we were able to buy £1029 worth of books as commission, for the classes.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
- October 1, 2017Black History Month
- October 23, 2017Half Term Break
- October 30, 2017First day back at school following half-term break
For a more detailed overview of upcoming events and to look at further ahead please visit our School Diary page.