We aim to inspire today’s children to embrace tomorrow’s challenges.
We build on what children have to offer, to give them a broad and balanced curriculum in a stimulating,enjoyable and caring environment so that they are able to develop their resilience and independence to be well prepared for the changing society in which we live.
We teach children in an atmosphere of warmth and support, celebrating their achievements so that they can grow in confidence, feel valued, develop high self-esteem, have positive attitudes to learn and achieve high standards. We believe that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone.
We give children equal access to the opportunities the school offers regardless of their gender, race, religion, background or abilities.
We have high expectations that children will develop respect for each other and all members of the school community, where standards of behaviour are high and where children learn to behave appropriately in a variety of situations.
We aim to build good relationships between home, school and the wider community by being open and approachable, communicating and collaborating with governors, parents and others for the benefit of the children’s learning.
We promote children’s physical and emotional well-being by encouraging healthy and positive life-style choices
Celebrating Five Key Characteristics of Learning
Motivation – Good learners are motivated; they demonstrate fitness of mind and body and are determined to succeed.
Respect – Good learners are respectful and embrace the diversity of our world. They change their knowledge structures in order to accommodate what they are learning.
Resilience – Good learners recognise that finding things hard is beneficial. They accept the highs and the lows.
Inquisitive – Good learners never run out of purposeful questions. They love the discovery part of learning.
Creativity – Good learners think imaginatively but with a purpose. They often think outside the box.
I hope that you will enjoy finding out about life at Gilthill. We aim to provide our children with a rich education underpinned by excellent relationships and care – we see this as the key to effective teaching and learning. Children need to feel safe and happy at school so that they can enjoy all the challenges that school life brings.
We all want our children to achieve their potential and we believe that working in partnership with parents, carers and the wider community will make this possible. We hope to repay the trust invested in us by ensuring that all children achieve well in all aspects of school life – intellectually, physically, creatively and socially.
We want our children to look back on their time at Gilthill with fondness and pride.
Mrs Sian Lamb, Head Teacher