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The Way Ahead for Gateway School

Here at Gateway School, we take great pride in the fact our team is wholeheartedly committed to delivering the very best learning experience for our pupils. Recently, the staff team spent time reflecting on what we believe the school does best and how we can ensure the school continues to build on its strengths.

Throughout the Spring Term, we undertook a series of activities to evaluate our provision. As part of this, we reached out to those closest to the school – pupils, staff and parents – to help us clearly define the vision for the school moving forward, and I am delighted to share this with you.

Our vision is:

To empower every pupil to excel in their educational journeys today, tomorrow and for the rest of their lives.


We achieve this by providing a nurturing and inspiring learning environment which builds confidence, identifies and develops every pupil’s strengths, and ignites their passion for learning.

As a team, we firmly believe that empowering our pupils is vital for academic success – enabling each child to take ownership of their learning, encouraging them to become curious and to question the world around them, as well as offering them plenty of opportunities for them to challenge themselves. All of these components, combined with our nurturing and inspiring learning environment, instil a genuine love of learning and ensures every pupil strives to be the very best they can be.

Click here to see how our vision drives our mission and ASPIRE values.

As part of our plans for the future, we have identified three key areas of focus which will support us in bringing our vision to life. These have been incorporated into our School Progress Plan. The three key areas are:

Promoting Wellbeing

To empower our pupils to make informed choices and develop healthy habits to help them feel good about themselves and ensure a healthy body and mind.

Developing Resilience through Challenge

To empower our pupils to take risks with their learning without fear of falling short of expectations through the provision of the appropriate level of challenge.

Making Progress Visible to All

To empower our pupils through greater self-awareness and understanding of their own progress, achievements and areas for development.

To empower our parents by equipping them with the tools they need to best support their children in reaching their full potential.

We are excited about our plans and very much look forward to keeping parents informed of our progress in these areas at regular intervals throughout each term.  I will look forward to talking more about the areas at the Year Ahead meetings which are taking place next month.

In the meantime, you may like to look at our School Developments Timeline which showcases some of our key developments over the past five years.

Have a great break.

Sue La Farge

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