Friday 20th March: This week has been particularly eventful with our 'special visitors' arriving in school on Tuesday and Wednesday. The report of the inspection will be published publicly via the ofsted website and the school website soon after the Easter break, the judgements made and the content of the report must remain confidential until then. I can say that staff are tired and pleased in equal measure!
I would like to thank in particular the parents who were due to attend the FOGS meeting on Monday evening, which was cancelled due to our 'visitors'; yet they stayed and helped our staff to prepare - a real school community spirit, thank you!
Red Nose Day: following last week's Red Nose Day we raised a huge £400!!! Thank you to all children and staff who took part in making their faces funny for money!
Kitchen inspection: In other news, our school catering team have been inspected by North Yorkshire County Council, they received a score of 99%!! Well done to Miss Riley, Mrs Birch and Mrs Morrison!
Attendance: Well done to classes 7 and 9 who both had full attendance this week.
Cross-country: This week our cross-country runners did superbly well at Catterick. The children were representing our school as part of the Craven team, competing against other children from the whole of North Yorkshire. The children were:
Daniel Crook Y3, Olivia Aldham Y3, Milly Naylor Y4, Addison Willis Y5, Sam Benson Y5, Joshua Aldham Y6.
A special well done to Sam Benson, who came first in his race, making him the fastest Y5 boy in the whole of North Yorkshire!
Welcome to our website
WELCOME BIENVENUE BIENVENIDO WILLKOMMEN DZIEN DOBRY
Our school is proud to support UNICEF and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a child. We embed these rights in all we do, making our school inclusive to all and a great place to learn and to be employed.
Here are some of the rights we promote:
Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a range of cultural and artistic activities.
Education must develop children's personality, talents and abilities to the full.
Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations.
A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life.
Every child has the right to say what they think in all matters affecting them.
Child Protection Statement
Glusburn Community Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including Glusburn Community Primary School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child/ren. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s child protection policy is available publicly.
The Designated Senior Person for Child Protection is: Richard Hunt (Headteacher)
The person who deputises in his absence is: Linda Hanson (Deputy Headteacher)
The school's Child Protection Policy can be accessed by clicking here.
Chair of Governor's welcome
Hello, on behalf of the Governing Body, the staff and the children I would like to offer a sincere and warm welcome to Glusburn Community Primary School. I hope that you will find all the information you need on this website and that it offers you a friendly introduction to our school. Should you need any more information, or if you have any questions, please contact the school and we will be happy to help. I hope that your child has many memorable learning experiences with us and I wish them every success as they begin their learning journey at Glusburn Community Primary School.
Firstly, thank you for viewing our website. As a parent myself I know that choosing the right school for your child can be a daunting task; let me assure you that in choosing our school, your child will be getting the very best start to their learning journey in education. We have outstanding teachers, an outstanding curriculum and an outstanding Early Years Foundation Stage unit not to mention the outstanding work we do with the community. Our school is home to around 300 children and over 40 staff. It is the largest within the cluster of seven schools in the South Craven area. We can be found in a beautiful part of the country, with a rolling hillside providing the backdrop to our well situated school; located en route to Lancashire, whilst a short distance from Skipton and Keighley. We have a large playing field to the rear, a substantial outdoor area for the Early Years Foundation Stage, an outdoor classroom, a gardening area, a traversing wall, a separate playground for each Key Stage and a conservation area known as the ‘millennium garden'. We have seen an increase in pupils joining our school over the past three years; indeed we've already enlisted pupils for our nursery who've only just been born! I look forward to meeting you and your child soon.
Ofsted Inspection Report May 2012 summary.
“The school has outstanding provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage. As a result, the children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make outstanding progress from their starting points.
By the time pupils leave Year 2, their attainment is above expected for their age.
Attainment is above national average by the end of Year 6.
The school’s approach to working with different communities is outstanding.
The curriculum is outstanding, resulting in an abundance of exciting and vibrant learning experiences which have a very positive impact on pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Good quality safeguarding ensures that every pupil feels safe.”
Ofsted Inspection Report May 2012