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Virtual Open Day

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Welcome to Gordon Children’s Academy’s Virtual Open Day

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Jody Murphy, Headteacher

Hello and a warm welcome, here at Gordon Children’s Academy we believe strongly in the partnership of parents and school working closely together for the benefit of the children.

We create a positive atmosphere where everyone can feel happy, secure and valued, while providing an education that meets the needs of all our children. We expect high standards and a positive attitude – but above all, we want the children of our school to be happy, safe, have fun and enjoy being here.

As part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we strongly believe in teaching children how to become independent thinkers to prepare them for the ever-changing world that awaits them. With the family of schools that make up the Trust, we share a common mission to nurture all children to be successful, confident and can think and act independently. Staff are also encouraged to think accurately and reflectively about their practice.

While you’re looking around, you might want to explore our school library and reading approaches. We encourage a love of books and of reading by providing a rich reading environment in our classrooms and in our library.  Ultimately, we aim for each child to experience success and to believe in themselves.

Meet our Headteacher

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Our School

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Early Years

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Our Thinking Segments

Top three things you need to know about Our Trust

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1. WHO THEY ARE: You may hear us referring to our Trust as TSAT, this stands for Thinking Schools Academy Trust. Affectionately nicknamed Our Trust, it’s effectively the family name for the 17 schools in Our Trust, The schools within Our Trust are situated across Medway, Deal and Hampshire.

2. WHY A THINKING SCHOOL IS THE ONE FOR YOUR CHILD: A Thinking School challenges students to think deeply about their thinking, to be their best self and to gain the knowledge, tools and skills to shape their success in a life beyond school. The children and young people we’re presently educating will retire around 2070. According to experts most of the jobs our children will have don’t even exist yet, and this is why developing skills to think independently and become life-long learners is so important.

3. HOW A THINKING SCHOOL WORKS: Our cognitive approach to education defines us but does not create a ‘one size fits all’. Each and every member of the TSAT family is equally as important and shares a direction and ethos; put simply, we believe that we are stronger together. Our schools work with each student so they are aspirational and ready to move forward and understand their role within their local community and beyond. The Thinking School approach to education is unique and we believe that it genuinely transforms the life chances of our children, teaching them the critical thinking skills they need to be resilient in life after school.

For more information visit the TSAT site

IF YOUR CHILD IS AT GORDON ALREADY READ THIS

If your child already attends Gordon in Year 2 you are NOT guaranteed a place and you will still NEED to apply for a place in Y3.

APPLY FOR A Y3 PLACE HERE

Application deadline
5pm, Friday 15th January 2021

Catering at Gordon Children’s Academy

Chartwells are the caterers at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust. Their team are innovative in their commitment to finding imaginative new ways to enhance the student experience, making school dinners and snacks not only delicious and nutritious but also appealing.

The food is prepared from fresh, sustainable, locally sourced ingredients.  All Chartwells menus are compliant with the School Food Standards as set out in the School Food Plan and approved by a qualified nutritionist.

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Photo Gallery

School uniform

A school uniform is vital for a student to feel a part of something, it improves concentration and fosters a sense of pride, especially when they wear it outside of school. We are very proud of our uniform, it greatly enhances the standards of our school. We ask all children to dress in school colours.

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Would you like to know more?
Email us at office@gordonchildrensacademy.org.uk
0333 360 2110