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Because we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we have become a wiser, more inclusive school. Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to find a way to walk through this world together.
We provide our pupils with the skills, empathy and integrity needed to thrive in our vibrant and ever-changing society.
At Hugh Gaitskell Primary School, our children are inquisitive, imaginative and ambitious. We teach them to debate, compromise, and think creatively. They are confident learners and articulate speakers who stand up for equality and fairness. We nurture pupils and empower them to use their initiative, take risks, be self-sufficient and self-motivated. Our children are enthusiastic about the community they live in. They have a voice- they are powerful and they are strong.
We raise aspirations, open children’s eyes to both their immediate environment and the world beyond and we enable our children to live happy, healthy and productive lives. We do this by supporting, nurturing and inspiring our children through quality-first teaching strategies and providing a wealth of opportunities to enrich their life experiences.
By working with our families, we create an inspirational environment where everyone is valued and successes are celebrated.
Developing a strong partnership with all of our parents is a priority and I know that your support is crucial to your child's success. I am committed to keeping you informed about your child's progress through parent/carer evenings, Link Books, telephone calls, home visits and through our website. We hope you enjoy exploring our pages. Please browse using the tabs above.
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Mrs K McNulty
Ofsted Report 2021
Dear parents/carers, 22nd November 2021
I have wonderful news! Following their inspection on the 19th and 20th of October 2021, Ofsted have judged Hugh Gaitskell Primary to be a GOOD school in all areas!
This intensive Section 5 inspection was carried out by five inspectors under the new Ofsted framework. Despite this challenging process, we are delighted that they have acknowledged all the strengths of our amazing school.
Ofsted recognised that:
"Hugh Gaitskell Primary School is a caring and friendly school where there is a strong sense of community"
"Together, governors and school leaders provide strong leadership. They have successfully strengthened the curriculum and have established a welcoming and inclusive learning environment"
"Pupils feel safe in school and say that adults help them with their learning... Bullying in any form is not tolerated. Pupils understand that any kind of discrimination is wrong"
"Leaders have established an effective approach to developing communication skills, which enables pupils to speak maturely about difficult issues"
"Pupils make a strong start to the school in the early years. Teachers prioritise the development of children’s reading, communication and language skills"
"Children learn with curiosity, energy and enthusiasm"
"Teachers use a wide range of resources that help children to remember what they are being taught"
"Pupils with SEND receive effective support from skilled adults. The SENCo creates detailed support plans"
"Pupils behave well. Classrooms are calm and orderly"
"The arrangements for safeguarding are effective"
It is a reflection of the time and support given by the staff, pupils, parents, governors and our business partner DePuy Synthes. We have all worked extremely hard over the past few years and the journey has been an extremely rewarding one. Ofsted’s recognition of this achievement through a good judgement is a positive validation of all our efforts. We have high-expectations and are now well on our way to fulfilling our ambition to be an ‘Outstanding’ learning community. Your continued support for Hugh Gaitskell Primary, as parents and carers, is greatly valued and appreciated!
Please take some time to read the full report.
Mrs K McNulty