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.





Summer Reading Challenge

Don't forget to keep your minds active this summer by taking part in this year's summer reading challenge at your local library.

The summer reading challenge is free. All you need to take part is a library card, which you can get by joining any library in the borough.

All you need to do is read six books of your choice over the summer holiday and collect your stickers and rewards. For more information on how to get started, just visit your local library.

If you need some inspiration have a look at this selection of books:

If you see a book you like click on the image to find out more about the book.

 

 





Rights Respecting School Award

We are proud to announce that Gordonbrock School have successfully achieved the Unicef UK Recognition of Commitment for our rights-respecting work.

For more information about the Unicef Rights Respecting School Award click here.



Upcoming Events
  • July 24, 2017Summer Holidays
  • September 4, 2017First Day of Autumn Term
  • September 4, 2017Inset Day - School Closed to Pupils
  • September 5, 2017Inset Day - School Closed to Pupils
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For a more detailed overview of the school diary please click here.


School Direct - Teacher Training

S2 - Lost Suitcase Topic (2)The Eliot Bank and Gordonbrock Federation of Schools are excited to be part of School Direct.

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.