We believe how our pupils dress is important and believe that wearing school uniform brings a positive approach to school ethos. We encourage all pupils to be smart in appearance by wearing school uniform each and every day.
Good behaviour is essential if The Gordon Schools is to meet its aims. It is central to our ability to go about daily business in a manner that recognises that the school is a community based on trust, involving the mutual respect of pupils, staff and parents.
DISCIPLINE REFERRAL SYSTEM
At The Gordon Schools we believe that a high standard of behaviour allows good teaching and learning to flourish in a safe and healthy environment. To achieve this we need the involvement, support and co-operation of parents and carers. There are a number of disciplinary levels which are followed in circumstances where a pupil does not meet the standards of behaviour expected of a member of The Gordon Schools.
We expect our young people to develop their talents and abilities to the greatest extent possible and we recognise that this should occur in a happy and secure environment. At The Gordon Schools we are aware the bullying exists, as in every other school, but we aim to minimise it. We aim to involve pupils, parents and staff, working together in a partnership against bullying.
For most of our pupils, we feel that the setting of regular homework is good practice. Parents appreciate this regular contact with the school and welcome the opportunity to help reinforce skills being taught in class. Amounts of homework vary depending on the age and ability of pupils. Most pupils are given word work or a short passage of reading to prepare, sounds or spellings to practise, number work and worksheets for the revision of subject work.
The purpose and aims of the inspection process in evaluating the quality of learning and teaching in Scottish schools and education services. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) was an executive agency of the Scottish Government, responsible for the inspection of public and independent, primary and secondary schools, as well as other types of educational establishment.
HMIE and Learning and Teaching Scotland (former non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government) were merged in 2011 to create Education Scotland who now perform formal inspections of educational establishments on a regular basis.
Our most recent inspection reports can be accessed here:
A Standards and Quality Report is an annual report on progress made in achieving the school’s aims and improvement plans.
Our Standards and Quality report can be accessed here: