Greenfields Congratulated by David Laws MP
We were delighted to receive a letter last month from David Laws, MP and Misnister of State for Schools, congratulating us on our KS2 SATs results last year.
Mr Laws was particularly impressed with the improvements made in the KS2 results of 'disadvantaged' pupils.
Only around a hundred schools across the country per year are chosen for this recognition so we are obviously delighted that our hard work and the attainment of the children is recognised by the Government.
Please have a look at the letter below as well as a letter from Pat Fielding, Director of Education for Nottingham, congratulating us on our KS2 SATs success.
"Greenfields Live!" CD Released!
We are delighted to let you know that the new "Greenfields Live!" CD has now been released!
The CD, recorded last Summer and featuring all of the children in school at that time, features twelve songs.
To launch the CD, we held a special concert in school on Tuesday 11th November. At the concert, we performed many of the songs from the CD and a few extra ones too!
Copies of the CD are now from the Office for a bargain intorductory price of £3 - it will make a great Christmas present for family members and friends! But, do hurry as the price will go up to it's normal prce of £5 from December 1st!
I am incredibly grateful to Catrin Jones, our fantastic music teacher for helping us sing the songs so well and also to Benjamin McCourt who very kindly gave up his time to record the singing and for making the CD possible.
We are really proud of all of the hard work that has gone in to recording the songs and are sure that you will love hearing the children sing.
National Support School
We are delighted that Greenfields Community School has been designated as a "National Support School" by the National College of Teaching and Leadership. Terry Smith, Headteacher, was successfully appointed as a "National Leader of Education" (NLE) in March 2014.
This means that Greenfields is now able to support other schools which may be in difficulties or in challenging circumstances. There are only 800 NSSs across the country and only "Outstanding" schools are able to apply.
At present, Greenfields is supporting Riverside Primary School, another primary school in the Meadows. Terry Smith and Carol Norman (Headteacher at Welbeck Primary School) are currently acting as Executive Headteachers in helping Riverside improve. Bothe the Headteachers at Welbeck and Greenfields are NLEs and some staff at both schools have now been successfully trained as Senior Leaders in Education (SLEs).
The "Greenfields Guarantee!"
Welcome back to another exciting year at Greenfields Community School.
The last two years have been fantasatic for the school with, firstly, the school being judged to be an "Outstanding" school by Ofsted in March 2013 and, secondly, being designated a "National Support School" by the National College for Teaching and Leadership in March 2014.
As we start a new year, we see the introduction of the new, revised National Curriculum for schools. Elsewhere on this website, you will find our new Curriculum Farmework detailing how we intend to teach this curriculum.
We are delighted to launch our new "Greenfields Guarantee"! In this, we guarantee to every parent all of the extra things that your child will learn during their time with us at Greenfields. Obviously, we look forward to teaching the revised National Curriculum but we also feel that there are many other things that we teach at Greenfields, and many other learning experiences that we offer at Greenfields, which are not contained within the new Curriculum. The “Guarantee” is our way of showing you, as parents, what we believe to be important for our children.
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