Welcome from our Executive Head
I first entered the teaching profession because I loved the excitement, curiosity and energy for life and learning of young children and could think of no better job than helping and influencing children to discover and achieve their dreams and to lay the foundations for future success. Twenty two years later as Executive Head, I feel exactly the same and have the privilege of leading a team of talented and inspirational colleagues who share that same vision at Gleadless and across our Federation.
Children thrive at Gleadless because the staff take time to know the children well and build meaningful relationships with all children and their families. At Gleadless, everything we do is based on the simple belief that all children will achieve highly given the right support and inspiration and that each child has many talents that can be discovered and grown. We know that children flourish personally and academically when they feel safe, happy and are inspired by talented teachers and supported by a community that knows and appreciates them as individuals.
We are proud of the children’s academic success and their sporting achievements, encouraging and developing these talents at every opportunity. Our school curriculum is broad and balanced and celebrates the success of all abilities in a nurturing and caring atmosphere. Children are encouraged to join in with our sporting activities at lunchtimes and a range of after school clubs.
At Gleadless, our children have personality and we celebrate character and individuality. We foster social skills and attitudes through our 8 core values which are designed to create good citizens in society; citizens who are respectful and tolerant of others, who aim high in all aspects of their life and can work with confidence in a team situation. Our children have enquiring minds and the motivation to succeed. We are proud of the way in which our children are prepared for secondary school and the good citizens they become within this community.
Reading our website is important but visiting the school and getting a feel of the atmosphere, meeting our wonderful children and seeing the interaction between staff and children and the eight core values in action will truly help you understand what we are all about at Gleadless.
Please make an appointment to visit our school by calling the school office on 0114 2399705 . You will be warmly welcomed!
Ms Vanessa Langley
Arbourthorne and Gleadless Primary School Federation
In our latest Ofsted we achieved a GOOD judgement in all areas. Our children achieve above National Standards at the end of KS2.
Latest term dates Events
- Drumming Lunch Club20Nov2017
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm @ Drumming Lunch Club
Drumming Club in hall ran by Miss Eggleshaw
- Parents Evening20Nov2017
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm @ School Hall
Open Evening for classes Reception - Y5
- Nursery Rhyme Stay and Play Sessions21Nov2017
8:30 am - 2:00 pm @ Nursery
Nursery rhyme stay and play session. Please come an join the activities Morning session starts at 8.30 Afternoon sessions starts at 12.30
- Year 1 Marvelous Monster Day21Nov2017
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm @ In YEAR 1
Parents and carers are invited to come into school for our Marvelous Monster Day
- Reception Class Bring Male into school event22Nov2017
9:00 am - 11:30 am @ Reception Classes
We would like Dads, Grandads, Uncles etc to come into school to help children build model vehicles