Our rural and community focused school aims to enable everyone in our community to flourish through a focus on nurturing first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain (Mark 4:28); from the youngest child to the oldest member of the village. Inspirational learning through curiosity and commitment will encourage aspiration and the desire to be the best they can, in their work and through the respect, care and love they have for each other. Enabling a life lived in all its fullness.
At Gillamoor we follow the principles of Nurture through the National Nurture Award run by nurtureuk which is dedicated to improving the life chances of every child and young person by promoting nurture across the whole education system and beyond.
The principles are;
Children’s learning is understood developmentally.
The classroom offers a safe base.
Nurture is important for the development of wellbeing.
Language is understood as a vital means of communications.
All behaviour is communication.
Transitions are significant in the lives of children.