"To start our children on the pathway of learning that develops their full potential within school and the wider community."
Our Motto :
“Strive for excellence”
1. To provide a broad range of educational experiences and activities to help prepare each child for a successful adult life.
2. To provide a secure, well-disciplined, caring and friendly environment.
3. To foster the children's self-respect and consideration for others and for their environment.
4. To involve parents, local schools and the wider community in a mutually beneficial relationship.
In order to create and maintain a positive community atmosphere, where everyone feels happy, safe and secure, and pupils are supported to become positive, responsible and increasingly independent members of society, all pupils, parents and staff at Gunter are expected to demonstrate commitment to the following principles that underpin our core values:
Finding out and exploring: we will not be afraid to take risks in our quest to acquire deeper knowledge and understanding, and will be active, reflective participants in all stages of the learning process.
Creativity and thinking critically: we will be proud to be unique individuals with analytical, problem solving minds.
Understanding others: we will show compassion and empathy, alongside a willingness to work collaboratively with others.
Motivation and determination: we will be resilient learners who show perseverance and positivity when faced with a challenge. Our self-belief will only be exceeded by our own aspirations.
In addition, we will seek to understand and demonstrate the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Every pupil understands they have the right to feel safe, valued and respected, and learn free from the disruption of others
All pupils, staff and visitors are free from any form of discrimination
Staff and volunteers set an excellent example to pupils at all times
Rewards, sanctions and reasonable force are used consistently by staff, in line with the behaviour policy
The behaviour policy is understood by pupils and staff
The exclusions policy explains that exclusions will only be used as a last resort, and outlines the processes involved in permanent and fixed-term exclusions
Pupils are helped to take responsibility for their actions
Families are involved in behaviour incidents to foster good relationships between the school and pupils’ home life
The governing board also emphasises that violence or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated in any circumstances.
This written statement of behaviour principles is reviewed and approved by the full governing board every year.
Gunter Primary School was opened in 1930 to serve what was then the new Pype Hayes estate.
The building is designed as a single form entry primary school with Reception Class - additional private nursery facilities and a before and after school club are attached to our school. There is a large playground and extensive grass and garden areas.
The school age-range covers –
‘The Foundation Stage’ (Reception Class - ages 4 to 5)
‘Key Stage One’ (Years 1 and 2 - ages 5 to 7)
'Key Stage Two’ (Years 3 to 6 - ages 7 to 11)
Every class has a fully qualified class teacher. All classes have the support of part-time or full-time classroom assistants.
We offer additional provision through teaching specialists, support services and integration assistants. There are also many parents who regularly help in classrooms.
Our school office is open every morning from 8 a.m. and closes at 4.30 p.m. each afternoon. If you have any queries about the school, or need to make arrangements to visit the school, then contact one of our school secretaries and they will be pleased to assist you.
Parents are very welcome to visit or work in school. Please let us know if you would be interested in helping.
We hold regular parents’ evenings, parent workshops and open days during the year where you can come and find out how your child is progressing. However, if you have any concerns outside these times about your child, then please contact us. It helps if an appointment can be made, but we understand that sometimes this is not possible.
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