Our three core values are:
- Trust – we believe in earning the trust of parents and pupils, through mutual respect and open communication at all times so that we can work together in partnership.
- Ambition – we work hard to raise aspirations across the whole community and to help children to recognise their great potential.
- Collective Responsibility – we believe in working, playing and learning together to make a better future for everyone.
As an academy within the Unity Schools Partnership , we are proud to be part of a greater family that believes academic success is inextricably linked to confidence and responsibility. We celebrate the Trust’s aims to develop:
- Successful Learners
- Confident Individuals
- Responsible Citizens
Confidence and responsibility are recurring themes for us at Glemsford and we work hard to incorporate these qualities in everything we do, so that our children can find success in education and in their lives ahead.
We provide our children with as many opportunities as possible to try new things and to find out where their interests and strengths lie. We have an excellent offer of after-school clubs and believe that every child should have the chance to find what it is that they excel at.
We encourage every year group to experience at least one school trip per term.
At Glemsford, we want our pupils to experience the widest possible range of learning opportunities through a knowledge-based curriculum. We want them to develop the skills of scientists, historians, geographers, artists and musicians whilst developing a love of knowledge. We want them to be independent thinkers who can create, describe, reason, debate, inform, and explain their ideas. We want a curriculum that prepares children for life.
Children at Glemsford engage with, and take notice of, the environments in which they work. We endeavour to give all our children outdoor learning experiences. This might be building a shelter on our school playing field or taking a trip to London. We want to work with parents and other adults within our local community to help bring the curriculum to life and offer a variety of experiences.
English, maths, computing, RE, music, PSHE and PE are taught every week. For other subjects the academic year is split into studies of learning. Approximately three hours a week are dedicated to one area of the broader curriculum. For example, in the spring term all children in years 1 – 6 work as artists, learning different styles of painting and studying different artists. This leads to high quality teaching and learning and gives teachers, parents and children a chance to really embrace an area of the curriculum.