Award winning Gledhow Primary is situated in the North of Leeds on Lidgett Lane, LS8. We are a school where children learn in a happy, caring and secure environment.
Everyone is encouraged and challenged to aim for the best that they can achieve in all that they do.
Our school develops independence in learning and values this equally alongside academic achievement in all areas of the curriculum.
Gledhow offers very high educational standards, an excellent enriched curriculum and an environment rich in the sports and arts.
Gledhow Primary School joins in the ‘No Pens Day’ event every year and the pupils and teaching staff have great fun joining in all activities. Vicky Hawley (Speech and Language Therapist) is leading the event. The aim of the day is to encourage the skills of speaking and listening, which is a part of your child’s national curriculum.
For one day, the children will put down their pens and all lessons and activities will have a focus on speaking and listening skills rather than writing skills. Teachers will assess what children in their class have learnt about the lesson by listening to what they say about it.
Reading and writing are very important and valuable skills but people are often not aware of how important speaking and listening skills are too. Schools that include speaking and listening in a planned and structured way for children in their lessons see improvement in their classroom involvement. Ofsted inspectors (who check standards in all schools in the country) are noticing more and more that speaking and listening is a really important factor for good teaching and child performance in successful schools.
‘No Pens Day’ gives your child a chance to practice their speaking and listening skills for a whole school day. The day will allow all pupils in your child’s class to become involved in a whole school event, and to contribute to class activities, getting a chance to talk. Gledhow pupils will be able to use what they have learnt from this day throughout the school year.
If you want to know more about this day, then speak to Vicky Hawley (Speech and Language Therapist).
'I feel truly privileged to have been there witnessing the encapsulation of a remarkable cohort of young people, flourishing and pushing the boundaries of their capabilities'
Mr B Matthews (parent)
Speaking about the 2014 Year 5/6 Musical
'Thank you so much for inviting me to your school. The staff made me feel very welcome and the children were brilliant!!!!!'
Organiser of the Year 2 and Year 6 den making community - September 2014
Congratulations to everyone on an excellent start to the 2014-15 academic year!
Arriving on time every day is a life skill we should all work hard to achieve. 291 children still have 100% attendance - this is brilliant!
Currently, our whole school attendance is 97.0%.
|Gledhow Attendance League Table|
(Information as at 17 November 2014)