The Eliot Bank and Gordonbrock Schools Federation

Gordonbrock Primary School is in federation with Eliot Bank Primary School, with both schools working closely together led by Maria Gilmore, our Executive Headteacher.

One Governing Body is responsible for its strategic direction. The Executive Headteacher works strategically across both schools whilst the Heads of School have full responsibility for leading and managing their schools.

This has proved to be very successful. Standards are significantly above national and both schools were recently named in the Sunday Times top 250 schools in the country. We are regularly asked to work with other schools to share and good practice and expertise. For more information regarding each schools performance data please visit the ‘Achievement’ page on each website.

Each of the schools is unique with very differing communities, sites and buildings. Even though part of a federation, our schools have retained their individuality. We are determined that the schools will keep this individuality, underpinned by common expectations and purpose.

Staff across the schools work together in a number of ways to ensure the standard of teaching and learning is high. We have a shared curriculum, assessment strategies and policies.

Our Senior Leadership also works closely together to ensure that systems that are aligned are working well and staff regularly meet for CPD opportunities. More experienced staff across the federation support less experienced colleagues ensuring all quickly become proficient in their areas of responsibility.

The Heads of School work together where required to support and challenge one another. The schools work from the same curriculum map and year group teams meet regularly to plan. Phase leaders and curriculum leaders are also developing their partnerships with joint learning walks and shared strategic planning.