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18th June 18
MARCH 2018 OFSTED : ALL GROUPS OF PUPILS IN ALL KEYSTAGES MAKE CONSISTENTLY STRONG PROGRESS & ATTAINMENT IN READING, WRITING & MATHS FROM THEIR STARTING POINTS.                     

Inline Skating with Jenna Downing....

We have had a very special guest in school: ‘Jenna Downing’, an Inline Skating World Champion! She came to deliver a very important message about growth mindset. To do this, she talked about her trials and tribulations to becoming a world champion, which took thirteen years of day in day out practice. The barriers Jenna had to overcome are truly inspiring for our children, who were all gripped to her every word.

Eagles children were challenged to come up with some inspirational messages that Jenna could have used on her rise to the top. Some of these included :

  • I can always improve
  • There is always a plan B
  • I can learn from my mistakes
  • Try your best and never give up
  • Get up and try again

In a turn of events, staff nerves were put to the test as Jenna performed a small stunt show which included jumping over: Mr Shepherd, Mrs Lund, Mrs Mulcock and Mrs Newhouse. Luckily, none of the staff were injured and could return to their duties, if but a little shaken.

Yrs 2-6 all had the opportunity to have a go at inline skating themselves. All the children were excited to fasten up their skates and for some try a new activity. Throughout their session, each child had to overcome challenges (as Jenna had to endure) and the message of growth mindset and resilience. A special thankyou to Jenna Downing for sharing her incredible journey so far…

We are delighted to have been placed 29th in England for 2017 results, in results published by the Department for Education in December 2017. This is a fantastic achievement for the pupils and staff of Gisburn Primary School, as previously we were placed 83rd in the November 2015 list of top 200 State Primary Schools, in the Sunday Times. 

 

Please click on the link above to view a letter we received on 14th December 2015 from Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Schools, congratulating Gisburn School on the excellent results of pupils in the national key stage 2 tests as published on 10th December 2015.