Please see the attached letter from Chris Walker, Chair of Governors regarding our Headteacher recruitment. (click 'read more' below and scroll to bottom of that page)
As headteacher, it’s my pleasure to welcome you to Jesse Gray.
It has been a privilege to lead our school community and work alongside fabulous children, families, staff and governors for nearly 20 years. Our success is about team work - working together for the benefit of everyone.
Recently a short documentary about my job leading our wonderful school, was made by Natasha Threadgold . Take a look...
We are a large, lively and constantly evolving community, where all are welcome.
We think it’s a great place to live, work and grow.
When OFSTED inspected our school in Sept 16 , we were extremely proud that they concluded:
"You demonstrate an unequivocal commitment to the progress of and care for every pupil, not least through your very detailed knowledge of them as individuals.
......The culture, ethos and values of the school are strong and permeate your daily work. The impact of that work is apparent in the pupils’ positive attitudes to the school, to learning and to life in general." Ofsted Sept 2016
I asked children at JG what I should say about our school on the welcome page, so this is JG in their own words… really, this is exactly what they said…
“Rest assured your children will have a good time” Y4
“JG is a school where you are pushed to your full potential” Y6
“It’s a good environment for learning “Y5
“It’s a warm, welcoming place to learn new things” Y6
“The teachers are really nice” Y2
“We are friendly and we’re good listeners at Jesse Gray” Y1
At a Parent Forum I asked parents to anonymously complete the following phrase,
Jesse Gray is a school that….... and these are their responses:
…IS BRILLIANT …CARES
…WE ARE PROUD AND EXCITED TO BE PART OF!
…ENCOURAGES CHILDREN TO LEARN AND DEVELOP IN A FUN AND EXCITING WAY
…CARES ABOUT ITS PUPILS …DOES WELL
…HAS A NICE SAFE SMELL WHEN YOU WALK INTO IT!
…MY KIDS LOVE COMING TO EVERYDAY
…IS GREAT! REALLY AMAZING. I LOVE IT!
…I TRUST …MAKES MY CHILDREN FEEL SPECIAL
…CARES AND SUPPORTS OUR CHILDREN
…I WANTED MY CHILDREN TO GO TO
…REALLY, GENUINELY NURTURES MY CHILDREN
…I TRUST TO NAVIGATE THE NEW REFORMS SUCCESSFULLY AND EFFECTIVELY
…IS HOME AWAY FROM HOME
…IS ENTHUSIASTIC IN SUPPORTING OUR CHILDREN TO LEARN AND IS IMPROVING ITS COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS
…WHERE MY CHILDREN HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HAPPY AND LONG MAY IT CONTINUE
We hope the website is useful - a source of information, news and contacts.
If you need any guidance just call our school office on 0115 9748002 [or via email@example.com] and they will help direct you to what you're looking for.
If you wish to visit our school do contact us on the number above.
Sarah Law, Headteacher