Virtual Transition Event

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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Latest News

Covid Home Testing

In line with the recent announcement by the government, all pupils at GTS will be offered Home testing kits.

For more information, please see the documents linked below including a letter from Mr Bloodworth.

Headteacher's Letter - Home Testing

Covid Home Testing - FAQs

Covid Home Testing - Privacy Notice

Covid Home Testing - Instruction Guide

Posted on: 12/03/2021

Year 10 Parents Evening

This event is taking place virtually using our Parents Evening Booking system which now has embedded video / audio conferencing available.

It is taking place on Monday 29th March, booking opens at 6pm on Monday 15th March.

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Posted on: 10/03/2021

Year 11 Exam Arrangements for 2021

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Posted on: 04/03/2021

Year 11 Parents Evening

This event is taking place virtually using our Parents Evening Booking system which now has embedded video / audio conferencing available.

It is taking place on Monday 22nd March, booking opens at 6pm on Monday 8th March.

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Click Here to take you direct to our Parents Evening Information page.

Posted on: 03/03/2021

Year 11 Photographs

We're happy to announce that Year 11 Photographs will be going ahead this year.

They will now take place on May the 5th!

Posted on: 10/03/2021

Year 9 & 10 Easter Career and Study Programme with Next Seps South West

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Posted on: 05/03/2021

Facemasks in Classrooms

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Posted on: 05/03/2021

 

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