Information for Parents

 

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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Choosing a School:

A Closer Look at GTS

 

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Latest News

COVID-19 Update

Please click here to see the attached letter regarding a confirmed case of COVID 19 at Great Torrington School.

We have been in contact with Public Health England, who have provided this letter to give further information to parents / carers. The small number of pupils who have been in close contact with the individual have already received a separate letter informing them their child must stay at home for 14 days after contact.

Thank you for your support in keeping our community safe.

Posted on: 30/10/2020

National Poetry Day Competition

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Posted on: 28/10/2020

North Devon eco champions win Green Flag funding from Viridor

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Posted on: 16/10/2020

ICT Survey

We recently sent out an ICT survey to all parents, it can be accessed via this link: Parent ICT Survey.

Please ensure you complete the survey by 2nd October at the latest.

Posted on: 29/09/2020

 

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