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.
Gordonbrock Hits Top 250
We are delighted that Eliot Bank and Gordonbrock are both in the Sunday Times Top 250 State Primary Schools in England.
Schools are ranked by the aggregated proportion of children achieving level 5 in reading, writing and maths in their KS2 SATs, between 2013 and 2015.
As there are over 16,000 primary schools in the country we feel this is quite an achievement.
Well done to all our children, staff, governors and parents for the part they have played in this achievement.
I am enormously proud of our wonderful children – I’m sure you are too!
School Direct - Teacher Training
The School Direct (tuition fee) Programme is a school led training route to becoming a qualified teacher and achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
If you are a graduate (2:2 or higher) and have a grade A* - C in GCSE English, Maths and Science (or equivalent) this could be your route to becoming a teacher.
To find out more please click here.