GCSE Results 2021

 

Pupils at Great Torrington are celebrating their individual success in their GCSEs today. As a cohort they have always been a fantastic year group and results have reflected all their hard work over the past five years.

The past 18 months has been incredibly tough for the pupils, and they have achieved so much despite the challenges. Not only have they gained a fantastic set of grades that will allow them to pursue their chosen college or career paths, the challenges of Covid have created resilient and independent young people who will be well prepared for the future. They have built new skills working remotely that will transfer into the future world of work.

They should all be extremely proud of their results, the grades awarded were based on hard evidence gained over a significant period and range of assessments. Every grade produced reflects the pupil’s abilities and were arrived at following a robust and rigorous process.

The staff at GTS wish the pupils every success in the future and look forward to seeing them all again at the Prom in September. We would also like to thank the Parents/Carers who have not only supported their young people throughout but also the school.

Mr A Bloodworth

Headteacher

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

Year 5 & 6 Open Evening

We're delighted to be able to welcome prospective pupils currently in Years 5 & 6, and their parents to an Open Evening on Monday the 27th of September 2021, here at GTS.

There will be the chance to view the school, as well as presentations from the Headteacher (Mr. Bloodworth) and the Assistant Head in charge of transition (Mrs. Whiterod).

Posted on: 22/09/2021

Year 5 Taster Day

We're excited to be able to offer a Year 5 Day over the summer holidays. For more information please Click Here.

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Posted on: 07/07/2021

Extra Curricular Sports Timetable - Autumn 2021

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Posted on: 16/09/2021

Covid Testing on the return to school

In line with current government guidance we have been asked to test all pupils for COVID-19 upon their return to school in September, as we have done previously. These tests with be carried out in our testing centre and will be supervised by trained staff, the pupils will carry out their own LFT (Lateral Flow Test) under guidance. These tests are voluntary, and as such parental consent is required. The pupil must also consent, and can opt out on the day if necessary.

If your child is due to move up to GTS in September, or has recently joined / transferred to GTS, meaning we do not have the required consent; please read the information and complete / return the consent form, available here if you are happy for your child to be tested at GTS. Completed consent forms can either be scanned / emailed to C19Consent@gts.devon.sch.uk or posted to the school / handed in marked FAO Mr J.Buss

Posted on: 09/08/2021

Open Morning and Evening Tours

We welcome all Year 5 & 6 pupils and their families to our Open Morning and Evening Tours.

These events allow you to meet members of staff, students and our transition team. For more information please Click Here.

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Posted on: 08/07/2021

 

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