Statutory Information for Parents
Great Gaddesden Church of England School
Headteacher: Mrs S.M. Wickens
School Secretary + Pastoral support: Mrs A. Birch-Palmer
Finance Secretary: Mrs J. Lewis
To see a break-down of the school's spending in the 2019/20 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 regarding the publication of SATs results please contact the Headteacher.
Promoting British Values
The DfE expects all schools to 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.'
This is reflected in the school mission statement:
'Treat others exactly as you would like them to treat you' , (Luke 6:31)
These are values that have a central place in our school and is reflected in our curriculum. Our PSHE curriculum covers topics such as 'Confidence and Responsibility' and 'Citizenship'.
Through our school values, we provide a foundation to the way in which we behave to each other.
Every week, the children nominate one of their peers for modelling our school values, in all aspects of school life. These nominations are currently recognised as part of the display on the area of focus in each class room.
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 the agreements within our classes, the school and the wider community.This is supported by the application of a fair behaviour policy and opportunities for discussion in school life.
- 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 curriculum enhances pupils' understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society. Pupils have the opportunity to have discussions and debates, experience visits and welcome visitors to our school.
- We expect all members of our school community to model a tolerant and accepting attitude at all times.
Please refer to our Policies page where you will find the school’s Behaviour Policy, SEND 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.
SEND Report and Accessibility Plan
Please refer to our SEND page where you will find our SEND Report (Local Offer) and Accessibility Plan.