Welcome To The Gleddings
The Gleddings is very special. It is precious to several generations of families in this locality and beyond. We are now educating the children of our past pupils. We consider it a great privilege to do so.
My staff and I remember, all of the time, the trust that you, as parents, bestow in us. We promise you our best efforts for your children.
Our academic results speak for themselves but The Gleddings is about much more. Our caring ethos is central to everything we do and our intention is simply
TO MAKE YOUR CHILDREN AS HAPPY AND AS SUCCESSFUL AS THEY CAN POSSIBLY BE, BOTH ACADEMICALLY AND PERSONALLY.
Mrs Jill Wilson CBE Headteacher
Learning to learn at The Gleddings
Your children will learn so much, about so many things. The most important is, undoubtedly, learning how to learn. When home and school work closely together, children become the best possible learners.
For children to win, to succeed, to get the best possible scores, or the ‘medal’, they have to want to. We must always persuade our children to be the best that they can possibly be.
Children should NEED to know and their learning should be one long question.
Children need to be reminded about ‘otherness’. It is essential for learning and life, for one’s self and for everyone else.
Sustaining concentration is essential to getting the job done and staying on task is a habit children must acquire.
Giving up is never an option and children need to see things through, however big the challenge.
As parents and teachers, we struggle to see our children make mistakes. We need to let them, because it is by making those mistakes, that children learn.
Believe that you can and you will. We need to create a ‘can do’ attitude in our children because “In the end, those who win, are those who think they can”(Richard Bach).
Working with others can be challenging but children do learn so much from each other.
The first answer is not always the best answer, or the only answer. By keeping an open mind, children become problem solvers and creative thinkers.
The choices that we make and the consequences of those choices, determine our wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around us, now and in the future.
Having a go and leading, rather than following is certainly what can change the world.
Allowing time to reflect is essential. It is in those spaces between learning, that children secure their knowledge, skill and understanding.
Children MUST HAVE opportunity and practise to ‘dig deep and step in to the unknown’ – EVEN BEING WILLING TO TASTE MARMITE!