Vision

Our mission statement: Dream, Believe, Achieve is at the heart of the school’s ethos. As a result, pupils will not just leave GTS with a strong set of relevant academic qualifications, but will have developed their own ‘Dreams’, built confidence to ‘Believe’ in themselves to successfully ‘Achieve’ their short and long term goals.

GTS aims to become a truly ‘value based’ school which strives to nurture the individual talents of all its learners in order to build resilience and raise aspirations. We aim to provide the best possible facilities that will inspire and facilitate learning. Everything we do is focused at achieving our core purpose: ‘to inspire confident learners who will have the skills, qualities and qualifications to thrive in our changing world’.

We endeavour to develop the knowledge of our learners through a challenging, broad and skilfully created curriculum. Through both our curriculum and further opportunities, pupils will develop a range of personal and learning skills that will enable them to think independently and enjoy their learning journey throughout their school career and beyond.

We will nurture relationships in order to create a family of healthy, happy learners ‘where error is welcomed as a learning opportunity’ and where respect for self and others allows everyone to ‘feel safe to learn, re-learn,and explore knowledge and understanding’*. Pupils will learn to accept responsibility not only through leadership opportunities, but also in their role within GTS and beyond.

GTS will be at the heart of the local community, meeting the diverse needs of all our learners with the support of all our stakeholders, especially parents.  We will ensure that learning and teaching is informed by best practice and research which will enable us to take innovative risks with confidence to achieve successful outcomes.

*Hattie, J. (2009) Visible Learning, London Routledge

SEND Local Offer

We are committed to ensuring that all children and young people have a good start in life. Some children and young people have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and these differing needs mean varied levels of support may be required at different times.

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Transition 2020 (Year 6 and Year 5 day)

During these unusual and uncertain times we are looking ahead and considering what GTS transition may look like this year. Rest assured we are working hard to ensure the successful programme of events we have built over the past few years are maintained. We will publish more detail regarding how and what this might look like when we have greater clarity.

At this point can I respectfully request:

Year 5: There is no need to register your interest for the Year 5 day currently.

Year 6: Please do not make any payments towards camp until further notice. I would encourage you, however, to continue to complete and return data collection forms.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me on:

hwhiterod@gts.devon.sch.uk

Posted on: 25/03/2020

Access to online systems

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Posted on: 18/03/2020

Parent & Pupil Bulletin - WB 23rd March 2020

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Posted on: 23/03/2020

Performance Cancellations

Due to the latest advice issued today from the Government regarding social distancing, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel tomorrow's Year 7 Oscar Diggs performance at GTS, and the Year 10 National Theatre Connections performance at The Plough Arts Centre tomorrow evening

Posted on: 16/03/2020

Transition Evening - Cancelled

Due to ongoing concerns regarding Covid-19 (coronavirus) we feel it’s prudent to cancel our Year 6 Transition Evening scheduled Monday evening.

All information will be circulated to families via post next week, and we will be in contact with the primary schools tomorrow morning.

Please can families return their completed data forms and consents to the school as soon as possible, this will help us continue to make arrangements for transition.

We intend to hold an information evening prior to the week itself, and will keep everyone informed accordingly.

Posted on: 15/03/2020

Parent & Pupil Bulletin - WB 16th March 2020

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Posted on: 13/03/2020

 

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