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Aspiration

We always aim high to be the very best that we can be...
These are some of the things we do at Gilbertstone to promote this value.
  • Behaviour policy including head teacher awards, rewards and consequences

  • Aspirational opportunities e.g. school choir, Lets Get Cooking, Welsh National Opera, music concerts and tuition, Fit4Schools - working towards our own goals

  • Attendance – termly forest school rewards and an ice cream van treat at the end of the year

  • School data

  • Enabling Enterprise - a ‘healthy competition’ where children are encouraged to achieve goals

  • Opportunities for staff – distribution of leadership roles, upper pay range contribution and links with other schools

  • Professional development of ALL staff

  • Specialised teaching assistant training e.g. 1st class @ number, direct phonics, speech and language

  • Embrace new initiatives e.g. PATHS and Enabling Enterprise

  • Homework projects

  • Sports day

  • Whole school spelling system

  • Pen license reward given to year 5 and 6 pupils

  • Language of learning reinforced throughout the curriculum

  • Marking and targets

  • PATHS model school

  • Working towards a science quality mark

  • Dyslexia mark

  • Links with other schools

  • Achievers assembly

  • Star of the week in Nursery, ‘Marvellous Me’

  • Creative approaches to the curriculum to enhance engagement, e.g. mighty multiples, super starts, marvellous middles, fabulous finishes, parent workshops, trips and residential trips

Picture 1 School Choir preparing for Town Hall debut
Picture 2 Lets Get Cooking
Picture 3 Accepting our PATHS award in London
Picture 4 Parents and children working together on PATHS
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