Welcome from the Head
I am extremely proud to be Head Teacher of Goldington Green Academy. I have a team of dedicated and caring staff who are committed to nurturing a strong relationship between staff, children and their families.
As a mother, I understand that choosing a school is one of the most important decisions you will have to make for your child. You want to know that your child will be happy at school but also to achieve their full potential in all areas across the curriculum.
Goldington Green Academy is a values based school. We are a friendly, happy school where everybody is valued and where we all work hard to achieve our best. Core values are promoted through all aspects of school life. Values which are essential to developing self-respect and regard for others and for making a positive contribution to society are discussed and explored with children in lessons, in assemblies and in everyday interactions. Values such as: respect; responsibility; tolerance; honesty; and cooperation, form part of our programme.
We encourage parents to 'talk the language' of values and to promote these at home, so that we all play a part in helping children to 'live the values'. You will find more about values by clicking the Values Education tab in the “About” section of this website.
Here at Goldington Green Academy we work hard to ensure that children receive the highest possible quality of education and care during their time here so parents can feel secure in the knowledge that the right choice has been made. On behalf of the governors and staff of the school, may I extend a very warm welcome to you and your child.
At Goldington Green Academy, we are particularly keen on making learning practical, interactive and, of course, fun! We want all of the children here to develop a love of learning and a thirst for knowledge. Your child will be encouraged to develop the skills needed to work well with others as well as to self-motivate and work independently.
Our website gives you important information about the school and we hope that it will give you a 'flavour' of what the school has to offer. If you have any particular queries after reading it, please do not hesitate to contact us or drop in, we can normally deal with any enquiries straight away. If you would like to look round the school during a school day, to see what Goldington Green Academy looks like 'in action', please just ask, and we will be happy to show you around.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Caroline Skingsley - Headteacher
Our Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Rachel Clay - Debuty Head, Mrs Gayle Johnston - Preschool Administrator and Mrs Jackie Waller - Family Worker
Our Safeguarding & LAC Governor is Mr Mark Bridle
Goldington Green Academy is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employers, Volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS clearance.
To help parents understand more about the difference between healthy and developmentally expected sexual exploration and play, they have produced separate traffic light toolkit leaflets for parents of children under-5 and those aged 5 - 11. The leaflets are also available in Welsh.
The leaflets can be downloaded from this page: www.parentsprotect.co.uk/age_appropriate_sexual_behaviour.htm
Consent as Tea (Thames Valley Police/Blue Seat Studios)
This video was commissioned by Thames Valley Police, called 'Consent as Tea'. You can find the video on YouTube, but do be aware that there are some spoofs.
This is the link you need:
Consent for Kids (Blue Seat Studios)
The same studio that produced the Consent as Tea video, have created another video aimed at younger children. Have a look and see what you think. It may suit your children, or it might not.
The video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3nhM9UlJjc
There are many benefits to the internet, but many dangers. This website gives robust advice for parents about issues and how to keep your children safe. As always, the biggest and safest method is supervising and talking to your child about their online activity. Please click here for more information. https://www.internetmatters.org/
Online-safety books for Early Years and Primary Schools (London Grid for Learning)
Children are exposed to the internet from a very young age and online safety messages can be found in a range of picture books. Amongst the LGfL's many resources is a list of online safety selected by Liverpool senior school improvement officer, Paul Bradshaw.
Read about the books here: