Statutory Information for Parents
Great Gaddesden Church of England School
Headteacher: Mrs S.M. Wickens
Senior Teacher: Mrs C. Jessop
School Secretary: Mrs A. Birch-Palmer
To see a break-down of the school's spending in the 2017/18 academic year, please contact Mrs Wickens.
Please see our OFSTED and SIAMS page where you will find our latest OFSTED report (March 2016)
Please be aware that our small cohort sizes can mean that our data is not always displayed on the DfE website. If this is the case, you will see ‘SUPP’ to identify that information has been suppressed because the underlying numbers are too small.
If you have any queries regardng the publication of SATs results please contact the school head teacher.
Promoting British Values
The DfE have recently reinforced the need to 'create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.'
These are values that have a central place in the way our children learn and in the content of our curriculum at Great Gaddesden. Our PSHE curriculum covers topics such as 'Confidence and Responsibility' and 'Citizenship'.
In addition to this, we have a set of school values which provide a foundation to the way in which we behave to each other. Children regularly nominate one another for modelling our school values, both in and outside of the classroom. These nominations are recognised in our whole school Celebration Assembly on a Thursday morning.
However, this is only a small part of what happens at our school.
- The children learn and experience democracy in their school life - e.g. through having their voice heard, School Council, discussions with visitors to our school and voting for what happens in their school.
- We learn about the importance of rules in our class, the school and the wider community.This is supported by the application of a fair behaviour policy and opportunities for discussion in PSHE and assemblies.
- Children at our school are encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment and in this way, develop their understanding of individual liberty. They learn about rights and personal freedoms and the responsibilities that come with choice.
- Our behaviour policy reflects the need for all members of the community to show respect to each other; we use restorative principles in the way adults interact with children.
- Our PSHE and RE curricula seek to enhance pupils' understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society, along with discussions, visits, visitors and the modelling of a tolerant and accepting attitude.
Please refer to our Policies page where you will find the school’s Behaviour Policy, SEN Policy and our Charging and Remissions Policy.
Please refer to our Pupil Premium page to see how this funding is spent and the impact it has had.
Please refer to our Sports Premium page to see how this funding is spent and the impact it has had.
SEN Report and Accessibility Plan
Please refer to our SEND page where you will find our SEN Report (Local Offer) and Accessibility Plan.