A warm welcome to Gossops Green Primary; we provide a calm, purposeful learning environment that strives to provide exceptional education and the best learning opportunities possible for all. We have a talented and dedicated team of staff and governors who, along with expertise from The Collegiate Trust, all work together to make learning rich, exciting and purposeful. We are delighted that this is recognised by Ofsted, where we are judged to be a GOOD school with OUTSTANDING for our Early Years and Leadership and Management. We feel privileged that our parents and carers have placed their trust in us to educate, nurture and develop their children and we repay this faith with a deep commitment to delivering the most ambitious education possible.
Ofsted commented that Gossops Green ‘has a family atmosphere…and staff know their pupils well and look after them carefully’ and it is true that above all else, this is a happy school where children feel valued, listened to and safe.
We are particularly proud of our emphasis on Wellbeing and Nurture because we know that a happy child will go on to thrive in their education and so at Gossops Green we value the whole child and develop their emotional, physical and mental wellbeing, alongside their academic learning. In essence, we want the same things for your child as we would want for our own and your child becomes our child, with every lesson, experience, conversation and playtime having this ethos at its heart.
Our creative and ambitious curriculum is planned around topics which spark children’s interest and make them, as Ofsted comments, ‘happy to learn and thrive in lessons.’ We build in many memorable experiences to bring learning alive and meaningful for our children. Indeed, our fantastic Year 6’s reminisce fondly about the many experiences they have had during their time at Gossops Green when they leave us as confident, resilient, and fulfilled learners, ready for secondary school.
Central to our approach to learning at Gossops Green, is our belief in the importance of reading. There are no limits to what a child can achieve if they can read and we are proud that Ofsted described our teachers as ‘experts’ in this essential, life-enhancing skill. We work in partnership with our supportive parents and carers to ensure that every child is a confident and fluent reader, able to access all learning and achieve to their best potential.
We also teach our children to be considerate and care for their school, their community, and for one another. Gossops Green children learn that they have the power to make the world a fairer, kinder place and they are nurtured to develop confidence, to articulate their ideas and to be proud of who they are.
We look forward to meeting you and your child and working in partnership to ensure that your trust in us is rewarded with a happy, fulfilled child set firmly on the path to success as a life-long learner.
Mrs S Dunne Principal
Vision and Values
‘Delivering equity through education, nurture and ambition’
At Gossops Green Primary School, we believe that every child has the right to succeed, to meet their full potential and to understand that high aspiration and dreams are rightfully theirs to own and pursue, whatever their starting point in life might be.
At Gossops Green Primary School, we develop and nurture our characters, talents and skills through our ‘3 Rs’ of:
We RESPECTour school, our families, our local community and the wider world. We learn that self-respect helps us to be the best versions of ourselves.
We develop RESILIENCE to nurture strength of character and the ability to face challenges with determination and tenacity. We learn that the most important thing is not to give up but always try our best.
We are empowered with RESPONSIBILITY and commit with head, heart and hands to make a positive difference. We learn that we have a responsibility to make our world a better place.
This week, we have celebrated Children's Mental Health Week, empowering our children by providing them with the tools they need to express themselves. As well as special wellbeing and self-esteem sessions in class, we were blown away with the variety of outfits on Friday as the children ‘Dressed to Express’.
We have been learning about the Chinese Lunar New Year this week. Miss Leung led a special Lunar New Year assembly for Lower KS2 on the forthcoming Year of the Dragon and Reception used their fine motor skills to make Chinese Lanterns. We send all of our families celebrating this special event our best wishes…