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.

This year we will be dressing up as our favourite book characters and there will be a prize for the most innovative costume.

The theme for World Book Day is 'share a story' and we have planned lots of activities for the children to enjoy throughout the day. 

We will also be raising money for Readathon again and will be building reading dens in our classroom. 

Look out for your information pack after half term.

Mrs Simpson, Literacy Co-Ordinator


At Gordonbrock we supported Safer Internet Day on Tuesday the 6th of February. All classes in KS1 were involved in workshops with Bigfoot Theatre. These were fun and engaging sessions that aimed to raise awareness of what to do in a series of online scenarios. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and the feedback from both children and staff was overwhelmingly positive. KS2 attended an assembly delivered by Mr Hall. It focussed on their use of the internet—social media in particular. Children were asked to reflect on how they communicate online to help modify their conduct and make social media a more friendly place. They then undertook a series of activities in class that reinforced these messages.


 

This week was ‘Children’s Mental Health Week.’

Throughout the school we thought about ways to improve our self esteem and to develop our resilience. We discussed what we felt proud of and recognised the challenges we have already overcome.

Here are just a few examples of our work during circle times:

 

 


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

  • March 2, 2018World Book Day
  • March 6, 2018Year 2 Assembly
  • March 9, 2018Reception Dads Breakfast
  • March 12, 2018Brain Awareness 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