Welcome to the Girlington Primary School website
At Girlington we are all proud of our reputation for achievement and for providing a caring and supportive environment in which all our pupils can produce their best work. We have high expectations of ourselves and the pupils - who come to school every day to do their best. We all care for and enjoy the company of all our pupils. This includes Gifted and Talented pupils as well as many who have Special Educational Needs. The school is also an Additionally Resourced Centre for pupils who are deaf and hearing impaired. Our staff are all highly experienced in teaching pupils with a range of specific needs.
We employ our own Speech Therapist and Social Worker and are therefore able to offer a wider range of support to families than many other schools can.
Girlington is a popular first choice for parents who support the work of teachers and take a great interest in the school.
Girlington is a truly inclusive school and all pupils are welcomed and encouraged to do well. We are proud of our school and it's good reputation and our achievements.
Our school has recently been refurbished and meets a very high standard of acoustic environment. This new accommodation enhances the provision we are offering to all our pupils in school.
We hope you enjoy using our website and find it helpful. Please recommend us to your friends and family. If there is anything new you would like to see here, please let us know. We would love to hear from you, either electronically or better still, knock on the door!
Welcome from the Chair of Governors
Welcome to Girlington Primary School’s webpage. This website is designed to help you (the parent and you the school pupil) to find out lots of information about the school as well as how you can play a role in all the children of the school getting the best out of their time at our school.
You will see that our school works very hard with high expectations of all our staff and school governors. Similarly we also expect all our children and their parents to work hard to make sure that all four strands of this equation (parents, pupils, teachers and governors) can work together sustaining and exceeding the excellent opportunities afforded to our children in getting an excellent start in their academic and future life.
You might be very surprised to read that many (if not most) of our children enter the school at the Nursery stage with well below national expectations. This means that the school has to work much harder in order to reduce and ultimately close this gap with the national expectations by the time children reach the end of Year 6. It is a credit to the school efforts that we are ultimately broadly in line with average expectations as our progression often excels children to reach some excellent targets.
Governors have an important role to play in the Governance and Management of how schools are run. The Governing Body, or ‘Team’ as I prefer it includes LEA governors, school Staff governors, Parent governors and Community governors. Together it is our job to act as a critical friend to the school ensuring that the school is suitably challenged as well as supported so that ALL the children can achieve the best of their ability.
Governors at Girlington Primary School believe the children should have an excellent environment in which to learn and excel in their academic subjects but also to embed values of respect, tolerance and healthy competition. To achieve this, the Chair of Governors has regular meetings with the Head Teacher and all Governors are able to maintain close relationships with respective year groups – each year has a named governor. Governors are also named with regards to governance issues such as Health & Safety, Special Education Needs, Literacy, Numeracy and so on. This allows a first-hand involvement in the work of the school as an employer and as a provider of quality education to our children regardless of ability.
We look forward in continuing to work with everyone in helping to make Girlington Primary School a success that it is.
Governors welcome feedback from parents and from children. We always look forward to hearing from the School Council (the voice of the children) and encourage parents to speak to any of the parent governors upon dropping children off in the morning or collecting them from school at the end of the day. Alternatively ask to speak to one of us through contacting the school.
Akhlak Rauf BA MSc
Chair of Governors
School re-opens on Tuesday 6th September 2016
9:00 am - 12:30 pm @ BRI