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Visions and Values

Gatehouse Primary Academy

Our Vision


In the next three to five years we are working towards:

  • all teaching being at least good and 25% are outstanding, so that learning standards in all classes are above average.

  • children, who love school, are skilled, reflective learners and are resilient, because they can learn in a variety of ways.

  • children who are smart, respectful and are proud of themselves and their school.

  • children who take advantage of a ratio of a computer between 3 children in the school, with every member of staff having an up-to-date laptop, whilst also incorporating new technology as it evolves.

  • a modern building with the facilities to serve the local community, which is completely inclusive and accessible by all.

  • using the school grounds (and especially the forest) as a beautiful and interactive learning resource and where every child from Year 4 and upwards is given the opportunity to be enriched by a residential trip.

  • a foundation stage learning area that further enriches and enhances the outdoor curriculum, which provides the WOW factor for children on arrival.

  • better contacts with all local schools, through school council meetings, music concerts and sporting events, whilst also deepening links with First Federation schools and local high schools by regular meetings.

  • a purposeful, cross-curricular, skills-based curriculum that has planned progression and meaningful experiences for all to learn from.

  • a full time teaching assistant attached to every class to provide high quality intervention strategies that are designed for the children who are targeted for support.

  • staff who are informed and supported to develop their on-going training needs and further their CPD to enhance their future career prospects.

  • creating a range of parent helpers to provide enrichment activities, including hearing readers and providing extra skills-based learning.

  • creating an effective communication system where all staff are informed of operational procedures and parents feel informed about their child’s progress and their next-steps learning.

  • 75% of our children doing at least 1 hour of extra-curricular sport per week, 50% of our KS2 children taking part in inter-school competitions and all children taking part in regular competitive sporting events within the class.

  • 90% of children eating healthily in school, especially at lunchtimes.