Key Policies

Aims

The Gower School is a happy community where teachers and children respect, help and care for each other. We are committed to maintaining our key policies within our friendly, family atmosphere. We take responsibility for the health and well-being of all  children and are prepared to work in co-operation with any external agencies should the need arise.

The Gower School is a non-denominational school.  We encourage children of all faiths and cultures to understand the difference between right and wrong, and to believe in values that matter. Our aim is that children develop their own self-discipline and be prepared to defend what they believe to be right.

We treat each child as an individual, and aim for all our children to be happy, confident learners who achieve their potential. Children are prepared for entry into the top London schools at 11+ for girls and boys. We postpone exam pressures until an age at which the children are better able to involve themselves in the process of choosing a secondary school suited to their abilities and interests.

Ethos

We believe in educating the whole child: Music, Art, Philosophy and Sports all play an important part in school life.  Some children may succeed more in these areas than in the academic subjects and confidence thus gained will be reflected in the classroom.

Children with mild learning difficulties, or English as a second language, will be supported by extra help within the classroom from the teacher or assistant, and may have additional sessions with a Learning Support teacher if necessary.

Our children are tolerant and understanding, and are encouraged to think creatively through philosophical discussion. As well as being encouraged to discuss issues, children are taught to be respectful of other views and perspectives. We ensure that young people are equipped with the skills they will need for life. We aim to produce confident, curious and independent thinkers who are unafraid of challenging and exploring ideas. We hope that children will continue to strive towards greater success and fulfilment in their adult lives.

Rules and Discipline

The Gower School is an unpretentious, civilised place where good behaviour and good manners are paramount. Although we are essentially a liberal school with few rules, there are clear and absolute boundaries: bullying or disruptive classroom behaviour will not be tolerated.  Inappropriate behaviour is usually dealt with by a firm word or a brief lecture, but persistent offenders may be asked to miss a favourite activity, in which case parents would be informed.

Key Policies

Policy documents are available in each school reception area.

Complaints Procedure
Curriculum Teaching And Learning Policy
First Aid And Sick Child Policy
Admissions Policy And Procedure
Relationships And Sex Education Policy
School Uniform
English As An Additional Language Policy
Safeguarding And Child Protection Policy
E Safety Policy
Behaviour Management Discipline And Sanctions Policy
Health & Safety Policy
SEND Policy
Anti Bullying Policy
Late Collections And Non Collection Of Child Policy
School Food And Nutrition Policy

GDPR

Data Protection Policy
Privacy Notice
Privacy Notice for Staff